Description: Cinnamon Leaf Oil is derived from the steam distillation of the leaves of the Cinnamon Tree (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) aka (Cinnamomum verum). The Cinnamon Tree is a bushy evergreen which grows between 10-15 metres high and is native to Sri Lanka where it has been cultivated for commercial spice trade and oil production. The young leaves of the tree when forming are a beautiful pink to red colour, they then turn dark green once mature. Cinnamon Leaf Oil is an affordable alternative to the prized and higher priced Cinnamon Bark oil.
Cinnamon is most commonly known for the “spice” or powder used for cooking as this has been its predominant use and purpose for larger scale cultivation. The traditional spice comes from the dried brown inner bark which has a sweet, warm, spicy flavour which we all associate with some personal memory or food of some kind, as this is a truly unique aroma.
The history of Cinnamon as with many Essential Oils is very interesting. It’s said that Cinnamon was more valuable than Gold in Egyptian times as it was used for embalming and ceremonial practices. It’s been associated with “protection” from disease and evil spirits dating back centuries in many different cultures. It was brought to the west by the Dutch East India Company and said to be their most valuable and traded spice. The research as to the healing benefits of Cinnamon Leaf oil are detailed and extensive.
Cinnamon leaf vs Cinnamon Bark essential oil: Both Cinnamon Leaf and Cinnamon Bark are rich in antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Cinnamon Leaf has a higher eugenol content, an antiseptic and anaesthetic phenylpropene, making it ideal for aches and can be very uplifting.
In Cinnamon Bark, the higher levels of cinnamaldehyde increase its antimicrobial and antiviral properties. Its healing properties are powerful against harmful microbes. Cinnamon Bark is also a great insecticide and fungicide for plants.
Derived from the Cinnamomum tree, Cinnamon Leaf and Cinnamon Bark are extracted from two different parts of the tree. For Cinnamon Leaf, the leaves are put through steam distillation. As for Cinnamon Bark, the bark of the tree is also steam distilled.
Cinnamon Leaf oil has anti-inflammatory (pain relieving) and antioxidant (cell healing) properties, is a pain reliever, an aphrodisiac and can help increase sexual function. It may reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Massage: add a few drops of Cinnamon Leaf oil to your favourite NakedPress massage oil and use this to help with muscle repair, sore muscles and to help boost circulation.
Cinnamon Leaf oil added to your diffuser may help energize and enliven the atmosphere in your home. It may help prevent spread sickness and help the body in fighting bugs and viruses.
Caution: Cinnamon oil has been known to be a skin irritant so avoid using if you have sensitive skin.
Vaporizer: Add 10-15 drops to vaporizer to scent the room.
Skin Care: Add 1-2 % (20-40 drops per 100ml) to cream, lotion or body butter for general body application.
Massage: Add 1-2 % (20-40 drops per 100ml) to nakedpress Carrier Oil for general body application.
Bath: Add 5-10 drops to a fully drawn bath, having first mixed the essential oil with an emulsifier like liquid soap.
Please be advised the above information provided about this product is not intended to be direct recommendations for use from NakedPress. Furthermore NakedPress cannot provide medical advice related the use of essential oils specifically or generally and does not make any claims related to any medical application or indented or expected benefits from using any of our products. All results may vary greatly for all people for all applications when using natural products. Please consult a qualified and reputable aromatherapist for advice before administering any specific applications. Please seek professional medical advice if you are suffering from a serious medical illness. NakedPress products are intended for cosmetic, external and aromatherapy use only, not for internal consumption/medical applications. Due to the high potency of essential oils we recommend you do not apply directly to skin unless diluted within a suitable carrier oil.
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