Properties & Uses:
Aphrodisiac *Digestion *Energizing *Fall *Green Clean *Grounding *Warming/Relaxing *Winter Holidays *
Cinnamon oil is one of the aphrodisiac scents and is appreciated in massage blends to relax muscles and to stimulate the senses. Cinnamon has an energizing and uplifting effect on mood.
While the oil from Cinnamomum cassia and Cinnamomum zeylanicum are
often used interchangeably, cassia is considered an inferior oil in aromatherapy.
Cinnamon essential oil is steam distilled from bark,leaves, and twigs of the tree. It has a warm, spicy scent and smells a little of clove, with the bark oil costing 5 to 7 times the price of leaf oil. Is it worth the extra price? It may be if your primary goal is to fight infections. Cinnamon bark oil stimulates the digestive system and as an antibacterial, it helps infection.
It blends well with other spice oils like clove, cardamom, or ginger, and the citrus oils such as grapefruit or bergamot,. Others that blend well are peppermint, rose, ylang-ylang, and petitgrain. Combine with allspice and lavender for a wonderful aromatic disinfecting room spray that will likely become a favorite. If you use it in a warming, relaxing massage blend, just use in small amounts and it will be effective and likely will become an oil you will enjoy often.
Side Effects: of Cinnamon
Cinnamon oil is very irritating to the skin so it should be handled with care. Also avoid when pregnant
Medicinal Herbal :Cinnamon
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As part of tea blends, cinnamon improves the taste of less tasty herbs, aids digestion and adds powerful antibacterial power to cold and flu remedies.