Essential Oils

Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)

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Sources: Ceylon, India, China, Madagascar
Extraction: Steam distilled
Note: Middle
Scent: warm, spicy, cinnamon
Key points:

  • Do not use Cinnamon Bark oil as it is a strong irritant and sensitizer
  • Good in a blend for air purification
  • Use sparingly, even cinnamon leaf oil is strong

Properties:  antiseptic, analgesic, antibacterial, antispasmodic, insecticide, stimulant
Uses: air disinfection, colds, flus
Caution:  Never use Cinnamon Bark oil. Use sparingly as it can be an irritant and sensitizer. Can cause skin irritation.  Avoid if pregnant.  Tisserand also recommends avoiding with certain cancers, kidney and liver disease, alchoholism, hemophilia, and anti-coagulant therapy. Lavabre cautions it may cause convulsions in high doses.

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