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Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)

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Cinnamon Bark essential oil has been used as a tonic, digestive aid, and more for centuries. Closely related to Cassia, it's a "hot" oil, so don't go sniffing this one from the bottle if you'd like to keep your nose hairs intact, but diffused its aroma is very spicy and warm.

Because it is rich in antioxidants, Cinnamon bark essential oil is fantastic for scavenging free radicals, reducing inflammation, reducing UV damage and help to stimulate blood flow to hair follicles, which is critical to healthy hair growth.

Emotionally and spiritually, cinnamon oil is related to the lower chakras and can encourage self-acceptance or self-confidence, sexual expression, and the clearing of trapped emotions from past trauma and mood support.

It also correlates to our sense of safety and security, which when out of balance, can leave a person feeling jealous, insecure, controlling, or unable to be vulnerable in relationships. So it may then be beneficial for supporting healthy relationships, health boundaries, and healthy sexuality, as well.

Botanical Family, Origin & Extraction: Lauraceae (laurel); Indonesia; Steam distillation from bark

Properties: Anti-bacterial (98% pathogenic bacteria, cocci gram positive, bacillus gram negative) anti-depressant, anti-fungal, anti-infectious, (intestinal, urinary), anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-parasitic, antiseptic, antispasmodic (light) anti-viral, astringent, immune-stimulant, purifier, sexual stimulant and warming. It also enhances the action and activity of other oils. 

Body Systems Affected: Immune System

Aromatic Influence: The aroma is strong, warm and spicy and has a tenacious sweetness. 

Other Possible Uses: Cinnamon bark essential oil may be beneficial for circulation, colds, coughs, digestion, exhaustion, flu, infections, rheumatism and warts. This oil fights viral and infectious diseases and testing has yet to find a virus, bacteria or fungus that can survive in its presence

Historical Uses: This most ancient of spices was included in just about every prescription issued in ancient China. It was regarded as a tranquilizer, tonic, and stomachic and as being good for depression and a weak heart

French Medicinal Uses: Sexual stimulant, tropical infection, typhoid, vaginitis 

Blends With: All citrus oils, cypress, frankincense, geranium, juniper, lavender, rosemary, and all spice oils 

Directions for Use: Generally regarded as safe (GRAS) for internal consumption by the FDA (21CFR182.20)* 

  • Dilute one drop oil into 2-4 teaspoons of honey or 8-12 oz of beverage (i.e. soy/rice milk) 
  • Use 6-8 drops in a diffuser of your choice; do not inhale closely as this may cause burning sensation to the nostrils and eyes
  • Apply well-diluted to flex points and areas of concern, using a combination of vegetable oils (coconut, grapeseed, olive, and almond carrier oil)
  • Repeated use can result in extreme contact sensitization

Safety Considerations

  • Repeated use can result in extreme contact sensitization
  • Not for children under 6 years old; use with caution and in greater dilution for children 6-14 years old; test small area on feet
  • Do not apply near eyes or in eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes
  • Do not use in an inhaler as nasal membranes will be irritated
  • Do not apply undiluted to skin as it may irritate sensitive skin due to high amount of phenols (test area first)
  • The information on this website is not intended to diagnose or prescribe
  • Avoid during pregnancy and while nursing
  • You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis
  • Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem
  • Stop using this product if you suspect an allergic reaction
  • Use cinnamon oil in moderation and properly diluted, as high dosages may lead to convulsions in some individuals. If this symptom occurs, stop using the oil and consult a healthcare practitioner immediately

GC/MS Report: The analysis of our Cinnamon Bark batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic essential oil of Cinnamomum zeylanicum. No contamination or adulteration was detected. The results provided in the GC/MS quality analysis reflect the chemical composition of the oil and lot referenced on the date of analysis.

*Mockingbird Apothecary does not recommend ingestion of essential oils

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