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Botanical name: Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Plant part: leaves
Extraction method: steam distillation
Description: The cinnamon tree is an evergreen native to China and Vietnam that has been cultivated in many other regions. It has shiny, leathery green leaves and small, white flowers with oval-shaped, purple flowers.
Colour: dark brown
Common uses: Is believed to have the following properties: stimulant, antiseptic, antibiotic, astringent, insecticide.
Strength of aroma: medium
Blends well with: all oils from the citrus family, clove, lavender, rosemary, thyme.
Aromatic scent: has a warm, spicy, clove-like smell. Cinnamon bark has a more conventional cinnamon-like smell.
History: Medicinal use of cinnamon leaf was first recorded in Chinese formularies as early as 2700BC. The herb has been used as a healing aid for stomach upsets and gas, diarrhea, rheumatism, kidney ailments and abdominal pain. The Egyptians used it as a foot massage and a remedy for excessive bile. It was used as an ingredient in mulled wine, love potions and a sedative during birth.
Cautions: Is capable of causing sensitivity, especially with mucous membranes. It should be used in proper dilution and avoided during pregnancy.
Safety data: Avoid during pregnancy; skin irritant (dilute before using externally); may trigger epileptic seizures in susceptible individuals.
Important note: The information provided is for educational purposes only.
It is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.
General safety information:
Do not take any oils internally.
Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin.
If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner.
Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses.
It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children.
A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an oil that you've never used before.
Everyday, super simple uses for essential oils
Essential oils are used to fragrance soap (2%-3%), balms (0.5%), skin creams and butters (0.5%).