Our Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) from Sri Lanka and is steam distilled from the leaves.
Cinnamon has been one of humanity’s most ancient aromatics as both a spice and as medicine. Written in Exodus XXX, 23 is a formula containing cinnamon, myrrh, cassia, calamus, and olive oil to use as a holy anointing oil. In Egypt, cinnamon was used for embalming, perfuming incense, and as a medicine. In medieval Europe it was used as a flavoring in beverages, and as a religious rites aromatic. In various time periods, Cinnamon was considered more valuable than gold.
Cinnamon Leaf essential oil has been used for the treatment of arthritis, infections, menstrual disorders, nausea, and rheumatism. It has also been used for relief from constipation, flatulence, lice, low blood pressure, scabies, stress and exhaustion.
Cinnamon Leaf essential oil blends well with other spicy oils such as clove, cardamon, and ginger; and citrus oils such as bergamot, orange, or lemon; or herbs such as rosemary and thyme; flower essentials such as ylang ylang or lavender; but it also blends well with frankincense, myrrh or tea tree. Cinnamon Leaf essential oil has a deeper and richer spicy scent than the powdered spice.
Organic essential oils are thought by some to be safer for use since the components were not chemically processed nor the plants exposed to pesticides. All of our organic essential oils meet the standards to be labeled as organic. Our organic Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil was steam distilled from dried pesticide free tree leaves.
Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil is much less irritating to the skin than Cinnamon Bark oil.
SAFETY INFORMATION: This oil may produce irritations on skin if used in high concentrations. There is also a low risk for mucous membrane irritation. It may inhibit blood clotting or interact with certain prescription drugs. Dermal maximum of 0.6% dilution rate.