Cinnamon Leaf Oil
Cinnamon Leaf Oil
Please note that this oil does not have the scent of the cinnamon bark but that of the leaves and so is less intense than that of the oil extracted from the bark. Cinnamon Bark oil is not recommended for use on the skin whilst cinnamon leaf oil can still be used diluted and in limited quantities.
Plant Part: Leaves
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
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: Brownish yellow to dark yellow liquid.
Common Uses: Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil is believed to have the following properties: stimulant, antiseptic, antibiotic, astringent, carminative, emmenagogue, and anti-spasmodic. It is also considered to have natural insect repellent properties.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Cinnamon Leaf Oil blends well with any oil from the Citrus family, other spice oils (particularly Clove), as well as Lavender, Rosemary and Thyme.
Aromatic Scent: Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil has a spicy, warm, clove - like smell. Customers seeking the smell of the cinnamon spice should purchase Cinnamon Bark.
History: Medicinal use of Cinnamon Bark was first recorded in Chinese formulations 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: Though non-toxic, it is capable of causing sensitivity - particularly with mucous membranes.
Ingredients: Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil