Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Plant Part: Bark
Extraction Method: CO2 Distillation
Description: The cinnamon tree is an evergreen native to China and Vietnam that has since been cultivated in many other regions. It has shiny, leathery green leaves, and small, white flowers with oval shaped purple berries.
Color: Reddish Brown
Consistency: Thin to Medium
Note: Middle to Base
Strength of Aroma: Medium to Strong
Aromatic Scent: Cinnamon Bark has a warm, spicy scent that is somewhere between clove and cinnamon. It is slightly herbaceous with pepper notes.
History: Medicinal use of cinnamon bark was first recorded in Chinese formularies as early as 2700 B.C. The herb has been used as a healing aid for stomach upset and gas, diarrhea, rheumatism, kidney ailments, and abdominal pain. The Egyptians used it as a foot massage, as well as a remedy for excessive bile. It was used as an ingredient of mulled wines, love potions and a sedative during birth.
Cautions: Cinnamon Bark essential oil can be irritating to the skin and mucous membranes – particularly in large doses. It should always be used in dilution.