This is one of my most favorite oil’s! It is one of my favorite smells of all times! A drop of it in my coffee every day adds a wonderful flavor that just lifts me up and makes me happy! It leaves me feeling like I have on my favorite sweats and sweatshirt, am curled up with a great book, by a fireplace, on a chilly fall day, and like I’m looking and feeling sexy enough to tip men over as I walk by them on a crowded street, all at the same time! And, I’m not generally the type of woman to dress up all sexy! LOL Yet cinnamon brings that feeling out in me! One of the side effects is it’s a sexual stimulant, so that might have something to do with the feelings it stirs up in me?
Either way, it is yummy and smells wonderful! As an added bonus, it is really great for the immune system! It’s no wonder Cinnamon has been a prized commodity for centuries and is even mentioned in the Bible at least a few times! It’s also no wonder it is still big in the spice trade! I love it so much, I even dab it on my skin so I can smell it on my skin all day…it should be diluted with coconut oil or something though…it is a hot oil. Ahh, if only everything could smell like Cinnamon all the time! I get a lot of compliments on how nice my home smells when I diffuse it!
Anyway, below is the Scientific information on Cinnamon, which isn’t as exciting as the smell and taste, but it’s still pretty interesting what all its good for. 🙂
Botanical Family: Lauraceae (laurel)
Extraction Method/Origin: Steam distillation from bark—India, Madagascar, Sri Lanka
Chemical Constituents: Aldehydes: trans-cinnamaldehyde (<50%), hydroxycinnamaldehyde, benzaldehyde, cuminal; Phenols (up to 30%): eugenol (<30%), phenol, 2-vinyl-phenol; Alcohols: linalol, cinnamic alcohol, benzyl alcohol, α-terpineol, borneol; Sesquiterpenes: β-caryophyllene; Carboxylic Acids: cinnamic acid.
Properties: Antibacterial, antidepressant, antifungal, anti-infectious (intestinal, urinary), antiinflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiparasitic, antiseptic, antispasmodic (light), antiviral, astringent, immune-stimulant, purifier, sexual stimulant, and warming. It also enhances the action and activity of other oils.
Common Primary Uses: Antibacterial, antifungal, diabetes, diverticulitis, pneumonia, staph/MRSA, vaginal infections, warming oils, whooping cough.
Historical Uses: This most ancient of spices was included in just about every prescription issued in ancient China. It was regarded as a tranquilizer, tonic, and stomachic and as being good for depression and a weak heart.
French Medicinal Uses: Sexual stimulant, tropical infection, typhoid, vaginitis.
Other Possible Uses: This oil may be beneficial for circulation, colds, coughs, digestion, exhaustion, flu, infections, rheumatism, and warts. This oil fights viral and infectious diseases, and testing has yet to find a virus, bacteria, or fungus that can survive in its presence.
Body System(s) Affected: Immune System.
Application: Apply to Vita Flex Points and directly on area of concern. Best if diluted with V-6 Oil, as the high amount of phenols can irritate the skin.
Oral Use As Dietary Suppliment: Generally regarded as safe (GRAS) for human consumption by the FDA. Dilute one drop oil in 2 tsp. honey or in 8 oz. of beverage (i.e. soy/rice milk). May need to increase dilution even more due to this oil’s potential for irritating mucus membranes. Not for children under 6 years old; use with caution and in greater dilution for children 6 years old and over.
Safety Data: Repeated use can result in extreme contact sensitization. Avoid during pregnancy. Can cause extreme skin irritation. Diffuse with caution; it will irritate the nasal membranes if it is inhaled directly from the diffuser. Use extreme caution when diffusing cinnamon bark because it may burn the nostrils if you put your nose directly next to the nebulizer of the diffuser.
Blend Classification: Personifier.
Blends With: All citrus oils, cypress, frankincense, geranium, juniper, lavender, rosemary, and all spice oils.
Odor: Type: Base Note (5–60% of the blend); Scent: Spicy, warm, sweet; Intensity: 5.
Frequency: Traditionally thought to have a frequency that attracted wealth.
Bible: Exod. 30:23, Prov. 7:17, Song. 4:14, Rev. 18:13.