Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
Cinnamon Bark (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) essential oil from Ceylon is therapeutic quality essential oil steam distilled from the bark. It’s a powerful essential oil that should be used with caution, as it can be quite irritating to the skin.
Cinnamon is been one the most ancient aromatics both as a spice and as medicine. In Exodus XXX, 23 is a formula for a holy anointing oil containing cinnamon, myrrh, cassia, calamus, and olive oil. In cinnamon was used in Egypt for embalming, perfuming incense, and as a medicine. It was used as a flavoring in beverages, and as a religious rites aromatic in Medieval Europe. Cinnamon was considered more valuable than gold at various time in history.
Cinnamon Bark Uses
Cinnamon Bark Oil (as well as Cinnamon Leaf Oil) has been used for many uses in traditional herbal medicine.
Cinnamon Bark Oil blends well with other spicy oils such as clove, cardamon, and ginger; and citrus oils such as bergamot, sweet orange, or lemon. Use just a tiny bit with frankincense, cedar or myrrh to add a spicy counterpoint. Cinnamon Bark oil has a deeper and richer spicy scent than the powdered spice.
Cautions for Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil is irritating to the skin. Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil is much less irritating to the skin than Cinnamon Bark oil, and is a good alternative.Essential Oil Safety Considerations