Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil*
*This oil is organically grown and certified by our supplier. However, our facility is not certified organic. You get it though. ;-)
Warm and radiant, powerful and sweet, Cinnamon Bark essential oil invokes energy and strength in both mind and body. As one of the world's most popular spices/herbs, Cinnamon boasts antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that certainly are something to write home about.
And on that note, the aroma itself does seem to whisk us away down memory lane somewhere with traditions of home, cozy autumn fragrances, apple pies, and crackling fires.
Body: A strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial, Cinnamon Bark promotes health, increases circulation, and improves tissue repair. It can help reduce high blood pressure, boost brain function, and stabilize blood sugar. It can also address candida, reduce allergic reactions, and fight viruses and infections.
Mind & Emotions: Cinnamon Bark can bring us out of negative states like nervousness and fear and help quiet aggressive responses such as spite, coldness or severity towards self or others, malice, and blame. It can help interrupt a mental pattern of introversion or superficiality and encourage directness and steadfastness. It has a history of being used to build courage and a sense of self-worth. Lending us stable, slow-burning mental energy, Cassia Bark invites us to choose benevolence, view life with practicality, and sit in a place of peace mentally.
See "Uses" tab below for more details.
Botanical Name: Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Plant Origin: Madagascar
Extraction Method: Steam distilled from bark (certified organic by our supplier)
Shelf Life: 5 years
Storage: Store upright, lid tight, out of direct heat and sunlight
Maximum Adult Topical Dilution: 0.4%
Selah oil blends that contain Cinnamon Bark essential oil:
Cinnamon Bark may support the body's proper natural response to and assist in maintaining a healthy state of the following:
- Halitosis - Bad Breath
- Lung Function
- Malaria (Prevention)
- Respiratory Infection
- Staph (MRSA)
Please see our Health Issues Reference Guide for detailed essential oil remedies for the above-listed issues/topics.
Also see "Therapeutic Properties" tab below.
For more information about Cinnamon bark essential oil click here.
- analgesic - deadens or relieves pain; anodyne
- anthelmintic - destroys or expels worms and parasites; vermifuge
- antibacterial - prevents bacterial growth
- antifungal - prevents fungal growth
- antimicrobial - resists or destroys pathogenic microorganisms
- antioxidant - inhibits destructive oxygen and free radical-induced deterioration (oxidation) of substances and tissues in the body
- antiputrescent - acts against the process of decay or rotting in a body or other organic matter
- antiseptic - destroys and prevents the development of microbes/bacteria
- antispasmodic - prevents and eases spasms, convulsions, or cramps
- antiviral - inhibits the growth of virus
- carminative - expels gas (flatulence), easing abdominal pain and bloating
- circulatory - promotes flow of blood and lymph
- depurative - purifies the system, particularly the blood
- immunostimulant - stimulates the action of the immune system
- stimulant - excites or quickens the activity of physiological processes
- tonic - strengthens or invigorates organs or the entire organism
Apply VERY WELL diluted to area of concern. (Typically diffusing is preferred.)
Ok for children 6+ when diluted properly.
It is recommended to avoid this essential oil during pregnancy and lactation.
Click here for the essential oils dilution chart.
Generally regarded as safe (GRAS) by the FDA
Although the quality of Selah Oils is excellent, it is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a certified physician who is also certified in aromatherapy. We recommend getting internal dosing instructions from a licensed physician as some essential oils are not recommended for oral consumption. This is in no way a reflection on our oil quality, only a matter of safety and caution with respect to how concentrated essential oils are. When used within safe parameters, and under your physician's care, the quality of our essential oils is such that they can be used internally if deemed appropriate.
However, with that said, it is important to remember the extreme concentration of essential oils. "Using essential oils by rubbing them into the skin or via inhalation is in many cases more effective than oral delivery" (3. p. 96).
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.
Dilute well before applying.
Avoid using this oil while pregnant or breastfeeding.
Repeated use can cause contact sensitization. Can cause EXTREME skin irritation.
Use sparingly in diffuser; extended inhalation may result in irritation to nasal membranes.
May contribute to low blood sugar, especially if blood sugar-lowering meds are already being taken.
Drug interaction; may inhibit blood clotting; embryotoxicity; skin sensitization; mucous membrane irritation.
Large doses may harm liver, esp in those with existing liver disease. Do not use if already taking drugs (over the counter or prescription) that may harm the liver. If unsure, as your doctor.
General EO Cautions:
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. It is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a licensed physician who is also certified in aromatherapy.
If for any reason you get essential oils in your eyes, put carrier oil along the eyebrows above the eyes and on the cheekbones below the eyes.
Do not put essential oils inside the ear canal.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
GC/MS Key Constituents:
Cymene <para-> 3.31%
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