100% Pure Essential Cinnamon Bark Oil & it's Benefits
With its spicy, sharp, sweet and musky aroma, 100% Pure Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil is a must have for your home. And if you’re after an essential oil that’s stimulating, energising and warming, our pure Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil will hit the spot.
A great pick-me-up if you’re feeling exhausted, weak or depressed, Cinnamon Bark Oil is also marvellous when used in a winter massage. Simply dilute with fractionated coconut oil and massage into tender and sore areas for a wonderfully warming glow, enhanced by its deliciously spicy, sweet fragrance.
Plus did you know that Cinnamon Bark Oil has natural cleansing abilities, to help clean surfaces around your home?
Cinnamon has a very long, interesting background; in fact, many people consider it one of the longest-existing spices in human history. Cinnamon was highly valued by ancient Egyptians and has been used by Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine practitioners in Asia for thousands of years to help heal everything from depression to weight gain. Whether in extract, liquor, tea or herb form, cinnamon has provided people relief for centuries.
Throughout history, the cinnamon plant has been tied to protection and prosperity. It’s said to have been part of a mixture of oils used by grave-robbing bandits to protect themselves during the plague in the 15th century, and, traditionally, it’s also associated with the ability to attract wealth. In fact, if you were lucky enough to have cinnamon during ancient Egyptian times, you were considered a wealthy man; records show that the value of cinnamon might have been equivalent to gold!
According to research, the list of cinnamon benefits is long. Cinnamon is known to possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-diabetic, and anticancer properties. It can also help to fend off heart disease, high cholesterol and neurological health disorders, like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson's Disease.
The major active components of cinnamon essential oil taken from the bark are cinnamaldehyde, eugenol, and linalool. These three make up about 82.5 percent of the oil’s composition. The primary ingredient of cinnamon essential oil depends upon which part of the plant the oil comes from: cinnamaldehyde (bark), eugenol (leaf) or camphor (root). Cinnamon bark oil is extracted from the outer bark of the cinnamon tree. It’s considered very potent and has a strong, “perfume-like” smell, almost like taking an intense whiff of ground cinnamon. Cinnamon bark oil is usually more expensive than cinnamon leaf oil.
Many of the benefits of cinnamon bark oil have to do with its ability to dilate blood vessels. Cinnamon bark can help enhance nitric oxide function, which causes increased blood flow and lower levels of inflammation.
Some of the most researched health benefits of cinnamon oil include:
- Decreases inflammation
- Reduces blood sugar
- Decreases bad cholesterol
- Fights infections
- High antioxidant content
- Stimulates the immune system
- Stimulates libido
- Fights parasites
You should always dilute cinnamon oil with a carrier oil like coconut oil in a 1:1 ratio before applying it directly to skin. Fractionated Coconut Carrier Oil has it's own long list of benefits for skin and immunity, so these make a good combination.
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