Essential Oil Profile

Botanical Name: Cinnamomum Zeylanicum
Country of Origin: South Africa
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Scent Profile: Spicy, woody and warm with a sweet biting note.

THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES / HEALTH BENEFITS

Effective in treating digestive problems and seasonal infections. Also used to relieve muscular aches, poor blood circulation and joint pain.

THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES

HEALTH BENEFITS

Stimulates libido Dilates blood vessels
Relieves depression Increases blood circulation
  Fights free radicals
  Enhances nitric oxide function

CINNAMON IN SKIN CARE

Cures acne, pimples and blemishes: Cinnamon helps to dry the skin and bring blood and oxygen to the outer skin surface.

Enhances complexion: The antibacterial and antifungal properties of Cinnamon can enhance complexion by relieving eczema and alleviating fine lines.

  • How to use for face care
    Add one drop of essential oil to one dollop of your face cream or lotion and apply every two days. Do not be tempted to add more oil. Higher doses do not work better than regular applications.
  • How to use for body care
    Use no more than 4 to 5 drops for every 5ml of body lotion or carrier oil. Apply the mixture all over skin and pat dry or allow full absorption.

CINNAMON IN HEALTH CARE

Controls blood sugar and insulin release: Cinnamon has positive effects on insulin release, which means it can help to keep blood sugar stable and prevent chronic fatigue, moodiness, sugar craving and overeating.

Dilates blood vessels:  Cinnamon can help to enhance nitric oxide function, which causes increased blood flow and lower levels of inflammation. It is beneficial for people with heart disease or have suffered from a heart attack or stroke. It also contains antiplatelet compounds that further benefit arterial health.

HOW TO USE

– In a nebuliser
– In an oil burner
– In baths or inhalation

BLENDS WELL WITH

Cinnamon oil blends well with frankincense, ginger, grapefruit, lavender and rosemary.

CAUTION/SIDE EFFECTS

Cinnamon is a very potent oil and should never be used in large doses. Avoid using if you are pregnant or nursing. Keep out of reach of children and avoid contact with eyes, inner ears and sensitive areas.

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