Cinnamon Leaf Cinnamomum verum - France
Essential Oil - 5mL
This oil is obtained by the steam distillation of the leaves. Cinnamon has been used for many centuries, being documented in China since 2700 BC for use with breathing problems. These days it is being rediscovered as a potent insect repellent and germicide. Cinnamon oil is not only effective against bacteria, but also fungi. This oil blends well with other spices, and citrus, adding depth and staying power to lighter oils. Good partners for Cinnamon Leaf are Bergamot, Cardamom, Coriander, Orange and Patchouli. Cinnamon leaf oil is best described as warm, spicy, sweet like cinnamon, somewhat like a rich, mulled wine. Besides its very strong antiseptic qualities, it is warming for muscles and skin, stimulating yet soothing and calming. This oil does tend to sensitize the skin if applied in sufficient concentration (>5%), or if applied repeatedly to the skin and is therefore better used in soaps, vapourisers or incense.