Cinnamon Leaf

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Botanical name: Cinnamomum zeylanicum, also Verum
Method: Steam distillation
Part used: Leaf, sometimes also twigs.
Colour: light yellow.
Consistency: thin
Perfumery note:
Aroma: Warm, spicy, more musky than the bark oil.

  • The oil made from the Cinnamon leaves is a lighter oil, with a higher eugenol content. It is more often used in aromatherapy, where it is considered to be uplifting.

  • It is also used as an anti inflammatory and to increase circulation.

  • Cinnamon oil a natural disinfectant, and a strong germicide, is also used as an insect repellent.

  • It is included in various gargles and toothpastes.

  • Beneficial in the treatment of respiratory tract ailments.

Warnings:

While more gentle than the bark oil, it should still be used with caution, and not during pregnancy.