Cinnamon Essential Oil

Cinnamomum zeylanicum

  • Certified Organic Available
Studied Properties

Varieties: Cinnamon Bark Oil, Cinnamon Leaf Oil

Aroma: Spicy, sweet and strong (Bark oil has a stronger aroma)

Leaf Oil - steam distilled
Bark Oil - Steam distilled or CO2 extraction

Both oils contain cinnamaldehyde and eugenol as their main constituents.
Leaf oil has higher levels of eugenol and bark oil has higher levels of cinnamaldehyde.

Cinnamaldehyde gives this oil its signature aroma. As both oils contain this, they both have a strong cinnamon smell. Bark Oil has a higher level of this compound and therefore a stronger smell. Cinnamaldehyde holds antifungal, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. As Bark Oil has higher quantities of this compound, these properties are stronger in this oil.

The high eugenol content makes this oil a valued analgesic and holds antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.

Common Uses

Aromatherapy: Used to diminish feelings of depressions and strengthen immunity, its fresh scent, has a soothing effect.

Skin Care and Body Care:
Cinnamon Oil calms dry skin, and its antibacterial properties make it great in products addressing acne, rashes and infections.
Antioxidant properties help with antiageing products as it soothes dry skin.

Massage Oils and products:
Great in products aimed at soothing muscular aches and pains

Air Freshening and Purifying products and Room Sprays:
With its fresh, clean aroma and antibacterial properties Cinnamon Oil is a great additional to these products.

Other Uses
Cinnamon oil is also used as an ingredient in hair care products, soaps, perfumes and candles.

Varieties Available: Cinnamon Bark Oil and Cinnamon Leaf Oil

Cinnamon is thought to be one of the world’s oldest and most valuable spices. It has been used for thousands of years, and features prominently in Traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. Cinnamon is derived from a tropical, evergreen tree that can grow over 12 meters tall. Cinnamon oil has a very distinct, fresh aroma and contains primarily cinnamaldehyde and eugenol, which give both varieties their distinct aroma and their antifungal, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. The leaf oil is easier to produce, as the leaves are easier to distill and extract the oil from and have a higher yield than the bark. Avoid use on sensitive skins. Pregnant women should avoid the use of this oil.

More about Cinnamon Essential Oil

Studied Properties

  • Antibacterial
  • Antifungal
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antimicrobial
  • Antioxidant
  • Balancing
  • Calming
  • Soothing
  • Warming

Common Uses

  • Anti-aging
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body Care
  • Dry Skin
  • Fragrance
  • Hair & Scalp Care
  • Massage
  • Mens Care
  • Muscles & Joints
  • Skin Care

Feature Constituents

While care is taken in good faith to ensure the information offered here is reliable and correct, Naturally Australian Products Inc cannot guarantee the accuracy of information and recommends that each ingredient be further researched with respect to its use.

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