Essential Oil Name: Cinnamon
Botanical Name: Cinnamomum Verum or Cinnamomum Zeylanicum
Plant Part: Wood & Leaf
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: The old botanical synonym for the tree [Cinnamomum zeylanicum] is derived from Sri Lanka’s former name, Ceylon. Cinnamomum verum trees are 10–15 metres (32.8–49.2 feet) tall. The leaves are ovate-oblong in shape, 7–18 cm (2.75–7.1 inches) long. The flowers, which are arranged in panicles, have a greenish color, and have a distinct odor.
Common Uses: Cinnamon essential oil is highly respected as having antiseptic properties. Some material indicates that it is perfect in topical applications, and with its pleasant scent, a perfect additive to creams, lotions, and soaps. Other materials recommend that Cinnamon be used in aromatherapy. From a spiritual perspective, it is believed to have a warming, uplifting characteristic.
Mixes will with: Frankincense, Lavender, Cedarwood, Elemi, citrus oils, Ylang Ylang and other floral notes, Benzoin.
Safety Information: Cinnamon essential oil can be irritating to the skin and mucous membranes – particularly in large doses. It should always be used in dilution.