The scientific name of cinnamon is Cinnamomum zeylanicum. It belongs to Lauraceae family. It is grown in India, Sri Lanka, Tropical Asia and Madagascar. Cinnamon is a part of Ayurvedic medicine for many years. There are two types of cinnamon essential oil – cinnamon leaf essential oil (it is yellowish essential oil that is derived from the leaves of cinnamon shrub) and cinnamon bark essential oil (it is reddish – brownish oil that is derived from the bark of cinnamon shrub). These essential oils have different chemical compositions but they have the same health benefits. The cinnamon essential oil blends well with many essential oils, such as orange, lavender, lemon, rose, peppermint, grapefruit, nutmeg, ylang – ylang and clove essential oils. You should always dilute the cinnamon essential oil with other carrier oils. You should not use this essential oil if you have kids under the age of 6. If you use this oil without proper dilution, then it can lead to skin sensitivity and burns. You should not inhale the cinnamon essential oil from the bottle because it can cause irritation in the nasal passages. You should try testing the sensitivity on your feet before you use it on the problematic area. You should not overuse it because it can cause serious problems.
Some health benefits of cinnamon essential oil:
Acts as an insect repellent: There are some studies in which are shown that the cinnamon leaf essential oil has powerful anti – insect properties which is fatal to the mosquito larvae but it is not causing harms on people.
For fuller lips: When you mix the cinnamon essential oil with cassia essential oil, then it makes your lips naturally swell and it will make you to feel fuller and appealing. You can get sexy lips at your home.
Heals skin: Cinnamon essential oil can make wonders in soothing skin conditions, such as acne, rashes and ruptures because it has high microbial property. You should mix a few drops of cinnamon essential oil with soothing carrier oil such as coconut oil and apply it to the affected area. You will notice that it will start showing its effect in a period of few days.
Reduces hair problems: Cinnamon essential oil has antibacterial, antimicrobial, antifungal and antiviral properties due to the presence of compounds, such as cinnamaldehyde and eugenol which will help to diminish all hair related troubles, including itchiness and dandruff. You should add two to three drops of cinnamon oil to your regular hair oil and massage it through your scalp. You should shampoo it after two to three hours for the best results.
Effective functioning of kidneys: Cinnamon essential oil can be very effective in the promotion of the function of kidneys. Also it can prevent any damage that is induced by alloxan and environmental toxins. We know that urinary tract infections can be painful for both men and women and the cinnamon essential oil has antimicrobial and antifungal properties which can kill these infections. You should take a warm bath with essential oil, such as tea tree oil, eucalyptus oil and cinnamon essential oil in the bath water. This mixture will give you an instant relief from these conditions.
Health benefits of cinnamon essential oil
Treats headaches: You should diffuse cinnamon essential oil in the room or you can put a few drops of the pillow because it will give you a relief from the headaches. This is possible because cinnamon essential oil has volatile compounds which can help in the proper blood circulation.
Soothes sore throat: When you inhale the cinnamon essential oil, then it can help to clear the mucus that filled nasal passage and curbs mucus buildup too. You can have the cinnamon essential oil with warm lemon water and honey because in this way it can help to soothe the inflammation and alleviates pain, thus soothing sore throat.
Fights parasite development: You can use the cinnamon essential oil with other oils, such as cumin, thyme and oregano because it will diminish the growth of harmful parasites, especially mycelial parasites in the body.