Cinnamon Essential Oil

Cinnamon oil is derived from the bark or leaves of several types of trees, including the Cinnamomum verum tree and the Cinnamomum cassia tree. Most commercially available cinnamon oil is derived from the Cinnamomum cassia tree and is called cassia cinnamon.

A yellowy-brown oil, with a rich, warm, spicy and sweet oriental aroma.

  • Antibacterial
  • Antifungal
  • Antidiabetic
  • Has antioxidant properties
  • Disinfectant
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antimicrobial
  • Freshens Breath
  • Mood Enhancer
  • Natural Aphrodisiac
  • Improves Blood Sugar Levels
  • Can help prevent Chronic Fatigue and Moodiness
  • Can assist in weight loss by preventing sugar cravings and overeating
  • Natural remedy for inflammatory skin conditions like rashes and acne
  • Can fight infections such as a sore throat
  • Helps with treatment of Rheumatism

Some care needs to be taken when using Cinnamon in making any of the products below as it is quite a strong and overbearing scent which can overwhelm the senses and mask any other aroma. I always add this last and a drop at a time too, making sure not to add too much.

  • Mouthwash
  • Fragrances
  • Bath Oils
  • Food flavoring
  • Air Freshener

Blends well with:

  • Black Pepper
  • Clove
  • Ginger
  • Geranium
  • Cardamom
  • Bergamot
  • Frankincense
  • Grapefruit
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Wild Orange
  • Tea Tree (Melaleuca)
  • Ylang Ylang 
  • Boost the functioning of your brain.
  • Cinnamon oil is well known for its calming and soothing properties which helps your brain in battling memory loss, anxiety and stress.
  • Excellent brain functioning is the ability of your brain to deal with stress, angst and memory loss and this is offered by cinnamon essential oil hence boosting your brain activity.
  • Uplifts and boosts mood.

Avoid if pregnant, suffering from high blood pressure, are epileptic or suffer from sensitive skin. Not suitable for young children. Always use cinnamon leaf oil, as the bark oil can be toxic to the skin. May cause irritation to the mucous membranes, so use in moderation and with care.


PLEASE NOTE: Aromatherapy is a complementary therapy. It does not provide a cure for diseases, rashes or illnesses, but it can support conventional treatment of various conditions.

We are not medical doctors and if you are currently on any sort of medication or treatment prescribed by your medical practitioner, please check with them first before attempting any of the therapies or treatments suggested in this course.

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please check with your medical practitioner before using any of the essential oil blends suggested here, as some are not suitable to be used during pregnancy or whilst breastfeeding.

The suggestions and remedies on this website are recommended with adults in mind and may not be suitable for young children as their senses, and skins are very sensitive and can cause allergic reactions.

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