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Cinnamon Leaf

Cinnamon Leaf


Pure, Therapeutic Cinnamon Leaf essential oil

Botanical name : Cinnamomum zeylanicum

Extraction method / Source : Steam distillation / Leaves

Aroma : Spicy, warm, sweet

Note classification : Middle      Odor Intensity : 5

Key constituents :  

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.

Regions of Production : Sri Lanka, Madagascar

Growing Practices : Trees indigenous to the regions are now part of managed forest programs.  Leaves from the trees are collected and distilled 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 surface and air disinfectant and insect repellent.

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.   Inhalation :  Diffusion (usually in a blend).

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., 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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