Latin name: Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Country of origin: Ceylon
Part of the plant: Leaves
Obtained by: Steam distilled
Main biochemical components*: Eugenol, (E)-cinnamic aldehyde, benzyl benzoate
Properties: Antiseptic, antispasmodic, analgesic, aphrodisiac, stimulant, warming, anesthetic.
Physical uses: Infections (viral, bacterial, fungal), bronchitis, colds, flu, poor circulation, immune support.
Skin care uses: Warts, head lice, minor skin infections (viral, bacterial, fungal).
Psychological uses: Exhaustion, mild depression, emotional coolness, low libido.
Subtle uses: Strengthens intuition. Promotes creativity.
Notes: Use Cinnamon Leaf highly diluted (1% or less)! May be sensitizing. Avoid during pregnancy and nursing.
*Chemical components: Chemical component percentages may vary. Essential 3 offers a Certificate of Analysis for review.
Methods of Use
Chest Rub: Mix 5 drops of essential oil in 1 tablespoon of carrier oil or fragrance-free, natural lotion, apply to your upper chest and upper back.
Inhalation: Put 1 drop of essential oil on a tissue and inhale the aroma through your nose. Pause and inhale again.
(Avoid touching your nose with the tissue.)
Massage: Mix 5 drops of essential oil in 1 ounce of carrier oil or fragrance-free, natural lotion.
Spot Application: Mix 1-4 drops of essential oil in 1 teaspoon of carrier oil or aloe vera and apply to the area in need.
The Methods of Use are general guidelines. Individual sensitivities, desired results, and the characteristics of the essential oil(s) used must all be considered. Adjust methods and proportions accordingly.
For external use only. Always dilute before use. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid eyes and other sensitive areas. Keep away from direct flame – essential oils are flammable. If pregnant or nursing, consult a physician before using essential oils. Store at room temperature and avoid direct sunlight.
Aromatherapy: The use of natural, aromatic substances, known as essential oils, to enhance the well-being of the body, mind, and spirit. (This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. No information provided is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.)