Cinnamon is used less in aromatherapy than most of the other spices, but it is excellent in a burner to ward off colds, flu and all other airborne infections and contagious diseases. Blended carefully into a local massage oil, cinnamon is good for digestive complaints and helps a sluggish, digestion, flatulence and intestinal infection. Overall, cinnamon is warming, invigorating, restorative and uplifting.
Psychologically, cinnamon is fortifying and reviving. It is indicated for general nervous debility, and for older people during winter to warm both mind and body. It is life-affirming and can help to alleviate melancholia and depression characterized by lethargy and lack of vitality. Cinnamon restores a zest for life and inspires courage.
Use it for
- curbing sugar cravings
- repelling insects
- cleaning the home
- alleviating exhaustion
- relieving pain
Main therapeutic properties
- Direct inhalation: If you're trying to curb a sugar addiction, cinnamon leaf can help. Because cinnamon leaf can be a "hot"oil, rather than rubbing 1 drop between your palms, simply open the bottle, place it under your nose, and inhale deeply.
- Home: take advantage of cinnamon's anti-bacterial properties with this bathroom cleaning spry. Mix 1 cup (50ml) water with 1 cup (250ml) of white vinegar and 15 drops of cinnamon leaf. Shake to blend before each use.
- Massage: the spicy-sweet scent of cinnamon leaf oil, combined with its warming properties, makes it perfect for a cold weather massage. Add 8 drops of cinnamon leaf to 2 tablespoons (30ml) of a carrier oil (scale up as needed). Blend and massage directly into skin.
Contraindications: Do not use if you have sensitive or very sensitive skin. Use in moderation-no more than 2 drops in the bath, and no more than 1 percent in massage oils.
- Scientific Name: Cinnamomum Zeylanicum
- Family: Lauraceae
- Country of Origin: Madagascar
- Net Content: 0.34 fl oz/10ml