Cinnamon Leaf is pain numbing, warming, and anti-infectious. I blend it with a citrus oil to clean and diffuse in my home during cold and flu season. It should not be mistaken with Cinnamon Bark, which can be skin damaging and has extremely different chemistry than Cinnamon Leaf.
Botanical family: Lauraceae
Plant Part: Leaves, Certified Organic
Processed: Steam distilled
Chemical family: Phenols
Color: Pale to brownish yellow
Max Dermal Use: 0.5%
Safety Concerns: Highly skin irritating, possibly drug interaction
Analgesic – pain numbing
Anti-inflammatory – alleviates redness and inflammation
Antirheumatic - alleviates rheumatic pain and swelling
Carminative – calms digestion and prevents gas
SAFETY: For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Always dilute essential oils before applying to the skin and keep away from mucous membranes. If the oil is past it’s “use by” date or stored improperly, it may cause irritation and lose therapeutic value.
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We are passionate about aromatherapy and all things healthy and natural. We also believe strongly in the safe use of essential oils. To learn more about blending safely, we have a learning section devoted just to this issue: Drops & Dilutions.
Safety recommendations are based on Essential Oil Safety, 2nd Edition, Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, 2014.
- Latin Name:
- Cinnamomum zeylanicum
- At a Glance:
- Cinnamon Leaf is pain numbing, warming, and anti-infectious. It should not be mistaken with Cinnamon Bark, which can be skin damaging and has extremely different chemistry.
- Certified Organic, Sri Lanka
- anti-infectious, analgesic, warming, anti-inflammatory, antiviral
- eugenol (76.37%), b-caryophyllene (3.69%), benzyl benzoate (3.33%), eugenyl acetate (1.47%)
- Steam Distilled:
- August 2015
- Shelf Life:
- 3-4 Years (approx.)