The Numerous Uses of Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil

I remember when I was younger drinking warm apple cider out of a make shift straw of cinnamon bark. It was a delicious fall treat that brings back warm, fond memories. Cinnamon essential oil is steam distilled from this bark and has many uses. While you may use a teaspoon of powdered cinnamon in a recipe the essential oil is much more concentrated. In most cases you only need a drop when it comes to flavoring. Sometimes just a dab on a toothpick and a dip in the food or beverage is enough. I like to do this with coffee when I need a sweet treat without the sugar. I also love to add this oil to my diffuser blends to fill the air a delicious aroma. Here are some other great uses for this oil:

Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil:

  • Naturally repels insects
  • Supports healthy metabolic function
  • Can be used as a mouth rinse by adding one drop to 2 ounces of water and gargling
  • Can be used as an effective cleaning spray by placing 2-3 drops in a spray bottle with water
  • Can be used as a warming massage oil for cold and achy joints when diluted with coconut oil
  • Can be taken internal (pure therapeutic grade only) in a gel cap to maintain a healthy immune system
  • Can be used to soothe your throat when 1 drop is added to hot water or tea.

This oil smells amazing but should not be inhaled directly from a diffuser or out of the bottle since it may irritate nasal membranes. I do not use this one topically on a regular basis but when I do I always dilute in a 1 drop to 5 carrier oil drops ratio since it is a warming oil.

Cinnamon oil is a definite one to have on hand in the fall and winter months for a burst of holiday spirit! How do YOU use your cinnamon essential oil?

~Emily~

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