Cinnamon Essential Oil is extracted from the bark of the cinnamon tree (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), a tropical evergreen tree that is native to Sri Lanka and southern India. The tree can grow up to 15 meters tall and has glossy green leaves and small, white or yellow flowers. The oil is extracted from the bark of the tree through steam distillation and it is yellow to brown in color.
Cinnamon Essential Oil has a warm, spicy aroma and is commonly used in aromatherapy, as a natural remedy for colds and flu, and as a natural remedy for digestive problems such as nausea and vomiting. It’s also believed to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, which make it beneficial for skin care and for treating respiratory conditions like asthma and bronchitis.
Botanical Name : Cinnamomum zeylanicum
CAS# : 8015-91-6
Origin : Sri Lanka and the Malabar Coast of India
Method of Extraction : Steam Distillation
Source : The dried inner bark
Solubility : Soluble in Oil
Color & Odor : light yellowish brown color and a highly fragrant odor
Constituents : cinnamaldehyde and trans-cinnamaldehyde (Cin)
Specific Gravity : 1.0300 – 1.0500
Flash Point : 76ºC
Optical Rotation : 20 °C
Major Constituents : cinnamaldehyde and trans-cinnamaldehyde (Cin)
Some of the most notable benefits and applications of the cinnamon essential oil include:
- Aromatherapy: Cinnamon oil has a warm, spicy aroma that can help reduce anxiety, stress and tension, and it’s believed to have a warming effect on the mind and body.
- Topical application: Cinnamon oil can be applied to the skin to help with various skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne.
- Respiratory relief: Cinnamon oil can be inhaled or applied topically to help with respiratory conditions such as asthma, bronchitis and coughs.
- Digestive aid: Cinnamon oil can be used to help relieve nausea, vomiting and other digestive problems.
- Personal care: Cinnamon oil can be added to soaps, lotions, and other personal care products for its scent and its anti-inflammatory properties.
- Cleaning: Cinnamon oil can be added to cleaning products for its natural deodorizing properties.
- Pain relief: Cinnamon oil can be used topically to help with headaches, sore muscles and other types of pain.
- Immune system support: Cinnamon oil can help support the immune system.
It’s important to note that Cinnamon Essential Oil should be used with caution as it can be strong and may irritate the skin if used in high concentrations. It should not be used in pregnancy and lactation. Always consult a healthcare professional before using any essential oil.