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How to use Cinnamon oil in Aromatherapy?

The botanical name of Cinnamon is Cinnamomum zeylanicum. The oil is extracted from bark and leaves of the Cinnamon tree. Bark extracted oil is preferred over leaf extracted oil. Cinnamon oil has medicinal properties in aromatherapy.

The oil from cinnamon is spicy, peppery, earthy and bright but slightly woodsy. It cures various ailments such as exhaustion, constipation, flatulence, low blood pressure, lice, scabies, rheumatism and stress. The oil has a strong anti oxidant capacity and a strong aroma as it has a large amount of eugenol.

Uses Of Cinnamon Oil:

The oil is sweet, warm, spicy and a dark liquid which has a powerful aroma. It is considered a warming remedy and is also used in-

  • Relieves depression and stress
  • Stimulating digestion
  • Good blood circulation
  • Supports immune system
  • Relieves pains and aches
  • Bark oil relieves many kinds of pathogens
  • Fast relief of bladder infections and digestive tract
  • The aroma of oil is a wonderful sexual stimulant, but it should not be applied externally over the skin or dilute in 1:50 ratio before applying.

The preferable mode of oil use is ingestion and a drop can be used in cooking or can be taken in a cup of water.
Direct inhalation from a diffuser is not preferred as it irritate the nasal membranes except in low concentration when mixed with other oils.
To apply topically, it should be diluted to less than 1% and applied to feet soles only.

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