Cinnamomum zeylanicum is indigenous to Sri Lanka and is now commonly also grown in Madagascar. It is a tropical evergreen tree in the laurel family growing up to 45 feet tall in the wild. The tree has a highly fragrant odor and is commonly used in small amounts as a spicy addition to creams, lotions and soaps. Our cinnamon is steam-distilled from the very thin, smooth bark of trees grown in Sri Lanka.
- Botanical Name: Cinnamomum zeylanicum
- Country of Origin: Sri Lanka
- Extraction Method: Steam distillation
- Plant Part: Bark
- Aromatic Scent: Cinnamon Bark Oil has a warm, spicy scent characteristic of cinnamon
- Blends well with: Frankincense, Lavender, Cedarwood, Orange, Lemon, Neroli, Ylang-ylang
Cinnamon is often used for its protective properties and is great to add to cleaning mixes. In extremely low dilution, it is a very warming oil, and can be used in massage for a powerful uplifting effect. Diffuse mixed with a blend (alone it is extremely potent) or apply in a blend or extreme (max 0.2%) dilution. A 0.2% dilution is 1 drop to 5 teaspoons of carrier oil.
Medicinal use of Cinnamon Bark was first recorded in Chinese formulations as early as 2700 B.C. The herb has been used as a healing aid for stomach upset and gas, diarrhea, rheumatism, kidney ailments, and abdominal pain. The Egyptians used it as a foot massage, as well as a remedy for excessive bile. It was used as an ingredient of mulled wines, love potions and a sedative during birth.