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Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil


The scent of Cinnamon often reminds us of the holidays with its warm, spicy scent. Cinnamon has been used for many thousands of years for its medicinal properties, especially where the digestive system is concerned. The quest to find cinnamon was a major incentive of finding routes to different areas of the world.

Name of Oil:  Cinnamon Leaf

Latin Binomial:  Cinnamomum verum

Extraction Method:  Steam

Countries of Origin:  Madagascar

Scent Profile: Earthy, bright, spicy

Parts used in distillation: Leaves

Oil Characteristics:  Golden yellow to brown, thin, medium to strong aroma

Cultivation:  Non Sprayed

Used in aromatherapy for the symptomatic relief of:

Digestion, colds, flu, circulation, infection, aches and chills.

Used in aromatherapy to help ease emotional symptoms of:

Stress, depression and melancholy.


Ancient Egyptians used cinnamon in mummification. It’s mentioned in the bible. Arab traders were said to have kept the discovery of cinnamon very secret and were the suppliers to Greece and the Romans.

Chemical Constituents

cinnamaldehyde, eugenol, benzyl benzoate, a-pinene, 1,8 cineole,linalool, caryophyllene

Safety & References


Severe dermal irritant/sensitizer, follow dilution guidelines carefully.

Books Cited:

The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd Edition – Salvatore Battaglia

Essential Oil Safety , 2nd Edition – Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young

Aromatherapy – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy – Valerie Wormwood

Aromatherapeutic Blending – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Fragrant Mind – Valerie Wormwood

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