Cinnamon Leaf Oil is antiviral, bactericidal, antioxidant and a stimulant.
It's a strong antiseptic and also has a cleansing effect. It's often used as a comforting oil during the cold season.
Cinnamon Leaf Oil makes a lovely room fragrance, especially during Christmas - Cinnamon, Clove and Orange Oils together make a lovely festive fragrance which will bring cheer to your home and your guests.
Extraction by steam distillation of the leaves.
Peppery, earthy, spicy, bright yet slightly woodsy.
Anti-fungal, anti-viral, bactericidal, warming, stimulating, energising, uplifting.
Eugenol, eugenol acetate, cinnamaldehyde, benzyl benzoate, linalol.
INCI name:Cinnamomum zeylanicum Leaf Oil
Traditionally used as an anti-inflammatory agent, aphrodisiac, skin conditioner and deodorant.
DILUTE TO 5% OR LESS IN A CARRIER OIL BEFORE SKIN APPLICATION. KEEP OUT OF EYES. DO NOT SWALLOW. DO NOT USE IN PREGNANCY.
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.
'Essential oil can be obtained from the bark by water or steam distillation and also from the leaves. It is important to distinguish between the two as the oil from the bark is a very strong skin irritant and should never be used on the skin'. - an excerpt from Aromatherapy an A - Z by Patricia Davis.
'For thousand of years Cinnamon has been used and valued for a wide range of conditions including digestive and menstrual disorders. It was one of the spices mentioned in the Bible and it was brought to Europe in the 17th century by the Portugese who invaded Sri Lanka.' - an excerpt from Pregnancy Book by Jennie Supper.
'Cinnamon Leaf is antiviral, bactericidal, antioxidant and a stimulant. It acts as a blood purifier. It is a powerful oil and is always used with care - avoid in pregnancy. The aroma is musty sweet and sharp'. - an excerpt from The Essential Blending Guide by Rosemary Caddy.