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Cinnamon Bark (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)

The health benefits of Cinnamon date back to the ancient Egyptians and Chinese. Today, it is best known for its antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-infectious properties. As a matter of fact, Cinnamon Bark apparently kills them all! Cinnamon Bark essential oil scored 42.5 (out of 50) in terms of anti-fungal activity (kills the fungus). (Saurashtra University, India, 2006).
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Essential Facts

Plant Parts : Bark

Botanical Family : Lauraceae

Chemical Family : Aldehydes

Country of Origin : Zanzibar

Method of Extraction : Steam distillation

Cultivation Method : Wild crafted

Aroma : Spicy & Warm

Note Classification : Top/Middle

Cinnamon bark is regarded as one of the strongest antibacterial agents known. It is useful for resisting viral infections and contagious diseases. For these reasons, it is great for diffusers!

Cinnamon bark oil is used in pharmaceutical preparations as a carminative (agent that settles the digestive system & gas). Often included in mouthwash, nasal sprays, and toothpaste.

Cinnamon bark is very warming. An awesome oil to relieve aches and chills in the early stages of colds sand flu.

Cinnamon bark is classified as a hot and stimulating remedy.

Will stimulate circulation, generate warmth, & support the immune system.

Warming and relieves pain.

Cinnamon bark oil is regarded as an excellent gastrointestinal stimulant. It calms spasms of the digestive tract, relieves conditions such as flatulence, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.


Emotional and Energetic:

  • Relieves nervous depression
  • Adds a fire of courage
  • Very calming

Therapeutic Properties:

  • Antimicrobial
  • Anesthetic
  • Antiseptic
  • Antispasmodic
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Carminative-Settles the digestive system
  • Emmenagogue-Promotes and regulates menstrual flow
  • Haemostatic-Arrests bleeding
  • Insecticide
  • For that stubborn virus infection (and as a preventative if others in the home are sick), add one drop of Cinnamon Bark to a tablespoon of honey and take internally - repeat 1 to 3 times per day, no more than 3 drops per day. Don’t allow the oil to touch the tongue (because it will be irritating to the skin) – "ball it up” in the honey.
    The strong antimicrobial properties of Cinnamon Bark are quite effective in cleansing the intestinal tract of pathogenic bacteria. The phenylpropanoid compounds such as cinnamic aldehyde and eugenol act against the pathogenic bacteria and at the same time support the intestinal flora.
    It is interesting to note that as cinnamon bark is a potential skin irritant and sensitizer, the preferred mode of use is internally. Schnaubelt says that the internal application of cinnamon bark is well tolerated and is safe and effective, provided it is used in appropriate small dosages. He recommends one drop of oil into one tablespoon of edible vegetable oil and then ingesting that mixture in a gelatin capsule.
  • Great for a foot massage blend! Use Cinnamon Bark in a foot massage oil at a 1% dilution (5 to 6 drops per one ounce of oil). Great for relieving achy, cold feet, making them feel pain-free and toasty warm!

Recipes coming soon.

Cinnamon Bark oil has been reported to be a severe skin irritant. External use – dilution should not be more than 1%. Don’t use internally if pregnant.