Cinnamon Essential Oil: Properties And Benefits Of Cinnamon Oil

Cinnamon is popular due to its use as a herb and as one of the frequently used spices in various culinary preparations. Cinnamon essential oil has many health benefits but it is used with caution due to its astringent and allergic nature.

Cinnamon essential oil is extracted from the bark and leaves of cinnamon tree, oil from leaves is preferable than from bark as it is less irritable to skin and other organs.

Benefits Of Cinnamon Essential Oil

  • The pleasant aroma makes cinnamon oil useful in room fresheners.
  • Many manufacturing companies claim cinnamon oil to be beneficial as an antibacterial and anti fungal agent.¬†It helps in blood circulation and acts as a sex stimulant.
  • As cinnamon is strong in nature its essential oil should not be used for internal consumption¬†or for inhalation in aroma therapy as it may cause damage to the mucus membrane of nose.

Cinnamon essential oil should be used with diluting in a base oil such as olive oil or patchouli oil, as it may cause adverse skin allergies if applied directly. Do not apply cinnamon oil on face and other delicate areas of the body.

Cinnamon Essential Oil Properties

Some people claim cinnamon oils usefulness in conditions such as flatulence, rheumatism, constipation, and lowering cholesterol.

But as said before, because of its high content of eugenol, and its irritability, cinnamon oil is used with caution and is diluted with base oil.

Cinnamon oil is extracted by steam distillation of its bark or preferably its leaves.

Even if you try to apply cinnamon oil on skin with diluting in base oil, first try on a small area of skin and observe if there is any allergic manifestation.