Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) should always be used with care. Although absolutely delicious in baking, the essential oil is incredibly potent and hot and absolutely must be diluted before use. It’s a powerful antibacterial and digestive aid and very stimulating to the circulatory system. Cinnamon essential oil is often used for infections in the digestive and urinary systems. It is known as a digestive stimulant, capable of encouraging enzyme production in the gut. It’s high antioxidant activity makes it a great preservative and supportive to cell health. Use it in strong dilution (no more that 0.5 % and always better in a blend) for support during illness. It’s also an aphrodisiac, likely for it’s stimulating impact on the circulatory system and makes a great addition (again less than 0.5 % to .a massage blend). Our cinnamon is a powerful aid to the immune system.
Uses – Stimulant, diaphoretic, antiparasitic, antibacterial, antifungal, aphrodisiac, antispasmodic, antioxidant, expectorant, analgesic, diuretic, alterative, carminative
Warnings – Very potent, “hot” oil. Can cause extreme contact sensitization. Always dilute sufficiently and never diffuse without blending with other oils. This is one of a few oils that is actually better used internally, for no more than a week, to treat infections, illness and digestive issues. 1 drop in a capsule is sufficient.