Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
Cinnamon bark is a warm and stimulating essential oil. It has been traded by Indians, Chinese and Egyptians for at least 4000 years.
Effect on mind: Helpful for mental fatigue, depression and listlessness. Stimulates and refreshes the mind and eases tension.
Effect on body: Powerful antiseptic. Warms the body and may resist contagious diseases. Eases intestinal infections and calms spasms of the digestive tract. Stimulates gastric juice secretion, thus helpful in conditions such as dyspepsia, colitis, flatulence, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. Tonic for the circulatory system and eases muscular spasm and painful rheumatic joints.
Effect on skin: Mild astringent that slightly tightens loose tissues. It may clear warts
Blends well with: Benzoin, clary sage, frankincense, grapefruit, lavender, patchouli, rosemary and ylang ylang
CAUTION: Powerful oil that should be used with care and in small doses. Must never be used during pregnancy.
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Do not apply undiluted essential oils to your skin. Use a carrier oil or solvent to dilute first.
Do not drip undiluted essential oils into eyes as this will cause a chemical burn and may result in temporary blindness. Diluted essential oils may be used close to the eyes. More here.
Undiluted essential oils should not be dripped into the ears, but diluted essential oils may be placed on a cotton wad for partial insertion.
Keep essential oils in a place where young children cannot reach them, and never let them handle essential oils bottles.
If you have a skin condition, are pregnant, have epilepsy or asthma, are on a course of treatment with prescribed medication, or are in any doubt about any condition you may have, you are advised to seek the advice of a doctor or suitable practitioner before using pure essential oils.
For a full list of safety guidelines and more in depth information please visit the Tisserand Institute website.