Botanical name: Cinnamomum zeylandicum
Part used: Bark
Method: Steam distillation
Colour: Yellow to amber.
Aroma: Woody, spicy, sweet.
Cinnamon bark is used widely as a flavouring, and has many health benefits. The oil is anti-inflammatory,increases circulation,is good for muscle pain and is considered healing, due to it's coagulant properties.
- It is also believed to boost brain function.
- Commonly used in air fresheners and surface cleaners due to it's antimicrobial properties.
- This oil can be added to toothpaste for oral cleansing.
Should be diluted as can be skin sensitizing and can cause nausea and palpitations in some people.