The spiritual properties and energies of Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil can help you meet the physical and emotional challenges of your life. This oil is considered ‘lucky’ or spiritually cleansing throughout the world due to its stinging, dynamic qualities and its ability to ward off any undesirable thoughts, feelings or illnesses.
Beyond its wonderfully complex aroma and flavor, our steam-distilled Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil offers many therapeutic and health related advantages. Here’s a run-down on this heavy-hitting essential oil’s history, benefits and uses.
This variety of Cinnamon is referred to scientifically as Cinnamomum Zeylanicum. Cinnamomum, which translates to ‘true cinnamon’, was thought to be so precious that it was kept as a culinary, medicinal and trade secret to protect the monopoly on this good in favor of trade suppliers. The spice is native to India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Myanmar and has been cultivated for its medicinal qualities and as a prized aromatic spice that lends a warm, sweet and spicy flair to many cuisines. The trade on this exotic plant can be traced back as early as 2000 BCE and it is also mentioned in the Bible as an oil that Moses used in an anointing blend as part of the ordination of priesthood. This oil was said to sanctify the anointed and to set them apart as ‘holy’, and it’s no wonder when you consider the long list of medicinal indications that the oil possesses.
Cinnamon Bark Essential oil is extremely versatile and can be used to support the respiratory, digestive, and vascular systems, help prevent infection, and ease the pain and discomfort of aching muscles and joints. It holds a prominent position in many traditional medicinal systems, such as Ayurveda and the bark of the Cinnamon tree is especially useful due to its potency and strength.
The ultimate challenge with this oil is maintaining a good dilution ratio that allows you to apply topically without experiencing the extreme warmth and burning sensation that can come from the oil’s high cinnamaldehyde and eugenol content. Make sure to use this oil topically only when heavily diluted (at a 1-2% ratio) in a carrier oil such as Argan, Meadowfoam Seed, or Watermelon Seed oil to prevent severe chemical burns. When properly diluted, this oil can be very useful as an antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, and astringent agent, putting harmful microbes in their place. This oil can also facilitate the healing process for a number of ailments, and it acts as a coagulant to help with excess bleeding. Using this oil to rid your household plants of destructive insects and fungi is also a great way to put its benefits to use.
We’ve handcrafted some recipes so that you can milk this oil for all it’s worth:
- 2 drops Cinnamon Bark EO
- 1 drop Vanilla EO
- 3 tablespoons Coconut Oil
- 1 cup of packed brown sugar
Make sure to add the Coconut oil last when creating your scrub, and store in an airtight container. Use as needed in the shower or bath.