Cinnamon essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the outer bark of the tree.
The oil is golden yellow to brown in colour. Cinnamon bark essential oil has a spicy, earthy, potent, perfume-quality aroma.
USES: In aromatherapy Cinnamon bark essential oil is used for constipation, exhaustion, flatulence, lice, low blood pressure, rheumatism, scabies and stress. Can be used as an additive in soaps.
CAUTION : Always dilute Cinnamon essential oil to 1% or less in a carrier oil before application to the skin.
Cinnamon oil is a mucous membrane irritant and strong skin sensitizer.
Avoid in alcoholism, in haemophilia, in prostatic cancer, with kidney and liver problems and if taking anticoagulants.