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Cinnamon Bark, Organic

Cinnamon Bark, Organic


Pure, Therapeutic Cinnamon Bark essential oil, Organically Grown

Botanical name :   Cinnamomum zeylanicum

Extraction method / Source :  Steam distillation / Bark of the tree

Aroma :  Spicy, warm, sweet

Note classification :  Middle        Odor Intensity : 5

Key constituents :   Trans-Cinnamaldehyde ( 40 - 50%), Eugenol, Beta-caryophyllene, Linalool     

Plant description :  Botanical family :  Lauraceae         Cinnamon is a tropical evergreen tree that grows to a height of about 25-60 feet.  It produces shiny green leathery leaves and clusters of small yellow flowers that develop into light blue berries. Its leaves and bark are highly fragrant, and both are distilled for making essential oils.

Regions of Production :  Sri Lanka

Growing Practices :  Cinnamon tree forest is managed using organic farming practices.  Bark from the trees is collected and tested for purity before distilling for essential oil.

Properties :  Antibacterial, anticoagulant, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory (COX2 inhibitor), anti-parasitic, antispasmodic, antiviral (Herpes, warts), circulatory stimulant, digestive, protects from gastric ulcers, warming.           Please refer to the Glossary for terms which may be new to you.

Uses / Benefits :     Cardiovascular disease, infections, digestive complaints, stomach ulcers, helps to open respiratory passages.  The oil is warming, so helps to relax tight muscles and decrease muscle pain.  Beneficial in regulating menstruation.  Helps to break down subcutaneous cellulite.  Also used as a disinfectant and insect repellents.  Popular for natural perfume making.

Fragrant influences:  Uplifting, energizing, purifying, increases feelings of prosperity and abundance, stimulates psychic awareness, helps to reduce stress.  

Modes of Administration :  Topical :  massage (always use a carrier), compress, bath, skin care.  Diffusion (usually in a blend).   Oral : may be taken orally under the supervision of a trained aromatherapy professional.  

Safety :  Avoid while pregnant and breast feeding.  May irritate sensitive skin, or nasal passages if inhaled directly.

Blends well with :  Bay, Benzoin, Cardamom, Clove Coriander, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lemongrass, Mandarin, Nutmeg, Orange, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Rose, Peru Balsam, Ylang Ylang.

History / Fun Facts :  Cinnamon essential oil is one of the oils in the legendary Four Thieves Vinegar oil blend.  The oil is said to have been used by a band of thieves during the 15th Century Bubonic Plague. The men rubbed the oil all over themselves, and were protected from their infected victims.  Look for TIMELESS Thieves Oil, our version of this classic blend.

TIMELESS Essential Oils guarantees the purity and quality of all our therapeutic oils.  Current Certificate of Analysis is available upon request.  All essential oils are best stored in an airtight container away from heat and light.


References :

Battaglia, SalvatoreThe Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition, 2003. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Brisbane, Australia

Halpern, Georges M., M.D., Ph.D., and Weverka, Peter, The Healing Trail: Essential Oils of Madagascar, 2003, Basic Health Publications, Inc., North Bergen, NJ.


Notice : This information is for educational purposes only. It has not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease, and should not take the place of evaluation by a qualified health professional. Although we strive to provide information which is accurate and up to date, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information.

Precautions : Pure essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts. Do not use them undiluted, or in the eyes or mucus membranes. If applying an essential oil to the skin, always dilute it with a proper carrier oil and test on a small patch of skin before applying to a large area. Do not take them internally except under the direction of a qualified professional trained in Aromatherapy. Always familiarize yourself with the safety, contraindications and proper preparation of each essential oil before use. Note that when using essential oils for children and the elderly, very low concentrations should be used. Keep all essential oils away from children and pets. 

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