Even without its many rumoured benefits for our health, cinnamon bark essential oil has always been loved for its nostalgic wintry fragrance. Use it in your diffuser to enjoy the oil’s antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant properties, as well as its cheery aroma.
Cinnamon bark essential oil uses
When it comes to cinnamon bark essential oil, we should say that it’s best used sparingly – a little really goes a long way. In fact, many aromatherapists advise using it as part of a blend with other skin-friendly essential oils and carrier oils. Luckily, cinnamon bark blends well with a whole host of fragrances so there are plenty to choose from.
Cinnamon oil gets along especially well with frankincense, benzoin, and orange essential oils. It also blends brilliantly with spicy scents such as ginger and nutmeg, perfect for creating a festive fragrance throughout your home. The warming scent of cinnamon bark also lends itself to meditation. Diffuse this ancient oil before you start meditating to cleanse the energy in your space and help to balance your base chakra.
Cinnamon essential oil doesn’t only relax our minds, but some find it helps to relax stiff muscles too. Add a few drops to a hot bath if you’re in need of a little TLC. The warming effects of the oil should help aching muscles to let go of tension while the spicy notes of that distinctive scent help you to relax. Cinnamon bark essential oil is also believed to help boost the immune system, so inhaling its steam from time to time may help to keep you fighting fit.
Cinnamon bark essential oil benefits
Armed with antifungal and antibacterial qualities, cinnamon bark essential oil is way more than just a pretty scent. Because cinnamon bark isn’t always recommended for topical use (due to its strength), it’s a good essential oil to diffuse throughout your living space. That way you’ll be able to benefit from the uplifting effects of its comforting scent whilst protecting your space from bugs and bacteria.
If you create your own alternative household cleaners, cinnamon bark essential oil makes a great addition to a homemade spray for your surfaces. It’ll help to fight bacteria and the cinnamon scent adds a homely touch to the fragrance, perfect if you fancy a change from the usual citrus-scented sprays.
Cinnamon bark essential oil may also help fight the symptoms of sore throats, coughs, and colds. Diffuse this spicy-scented oil and allow its antibacterial properties to fight the infection, while the relaxing effects should help you to breathe easy and get some much-needed rest.
Cinnamon bark essential oil facts
|Botanical name||Cinnamomum zeylanicum bark|
|Extraction method||Steam distillation|
|Consistency||Thin to medium|
|Strength of aroma||Medium to strong|
|Aromatic scent||Cinnamon Bark has a spicy, warm, herbaceous scent with peppery notes that is somewhere between cinnamon and clove|