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Best Cinnamon Essential Oil

With its warm, spicy, sweet scent, cinnamon essential oil is known as a stimulating mood enhancer. A very strong essential oil, it shouldn’t be used directly on the skin without diluting heavily in a carrier oil, shouldn’t be ingested full-strength, and shouldn’t be added to bathwater without first diluting in a carrier oil.

While cinnamon essential oil must be used with those precautions, it has antibacterial properties, supports healthy immune and metabolic functions, and is known to stimulate circulation, reduce stress and improve mood, relieve pain, and improve digestion. The best cinnamon essential oil is extracted from the bark or leaves of trees (the Cinnamomum verum tree and Cinnamomum cassia tree).

Cinnamon Essential Oil Benefits & Uses

Suggested Benefits*:

  • Increases energy and promotes creativity
  • Helps fight infections and supports a healthy immune system
  • May help to improve metabolic function
  • Helps reduce the appearance of cellulite

Emotional Support:

Cinnamon essential oil is thought to nurture healthy sexuality by assisting with self-acceptance, dispelling fear of rejection, and rekindling sexual energy.

Ways to Use Cinnamon Essential Oil

  1. Combine one drop with a carrier oil to apply topically or use as a massage oil, or add to bathwater
  2. Add a drop to a couple of ounces of water and use as a mouth rinse (shake well before using)
  3. Use in an essential oil diffuser to create a warm, stimulating atmosphere
  4. Add a couple of drops to water in a spray bottle to use as a cleaning spray
  5. Sprinkle a couple of drops on an aromatherapy necklace and inhale for a quick boost in mood

Constituents and Terpenes

  • Cineol
  • Limonene
  • Terpineol


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Discontinue usage if experiencing headache, nausea or skin sensitivity after use. Keep out of reach of children. Dilute in a carrier oil before applying topically to minimize skin sensitivity. Consult your physician prior to use if pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care. Avoid contact with eyes. Test in an inconspicuous location before spraying on fabrics or surfaces.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.