Cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) Sri Lanka 5ml
5ml Pure Cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) Sri Lanka, therapeutic-grade essential oil, undiluted, cobalt blue glass bottle, orafice reducer, tamper-resistant cap
Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil has a rich aroma, and much more so than typical ground cinnamon. Cinnamon Bark Oil is energizing, stimulating, and warming. It will blend well with many other essential oils in the spice, wood, mint, and citrus families.
Topically, Cinnamon Bark Oil should be used with extreme caution. Refer to the safety information below.
Strength of Initial Aroma
Cinnamon Essential Oil is earthy, peppery, bright, and spicy.
Cinnamon Oil Uses
Constipation, exhaustion, flatulence, lice, low blood pressure, rheumatism, scabies, stress.
[Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 58-67.]
Tisserand and Young indicate that both the bark and the leaf oil are low risk for mucous membrane irritation, may inhibit blood clotting and pose a drug interaction hazard. Cinnamon Bark Oil may cause embryotoxicity and is contraindicated in pregnancy and breastfeeding. There is a high risk of skin sensitization with the bark oil, and Tisserand and Young recommend a dermal maximum of 0.07% for the bark oil. For the leaf oil, Tisserand and Young recommend a dermal maximum of 0.6%. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile for both the bark and leaf oils is recommended.
[Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 248-250.]
General Safety Information
Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. 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. It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.