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Cinnamon

Cinnamon Essential Oil is my go-to for comfort. It’s warm, spicy scent is both familiar and uplifting and reminds me of cosy winter days and of course Christmas. Often thought of as just a nice smelling spice,  which is why it’s used in the manufacturing of perfumes, air fresheners, and house cleaning products, I was pleasantly surprised by its many health benefits.  

Cinnamon is made from the inner bark of a tree known as cinnamomum. It has been used for both culinary and medicinal uses for thousands of years, including in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicines.

Cinnamon oil can treat many diseases as it is full of antibacterial substances and antioxidants. It is rich in antibacterial and antifungal substances that fight pathogens, and the combination of ingredients relieves inflammation, inhibits cell damage caused by free radicals and strengthens the immune system.  

Here are some of its many benefits:

Preventing and alleviating the symptoms of colds and flu

  • It is also believed to be incredibly beneficial for the respiratory system and when diffused and inhaled, it may reduce common cold and flu symptoms such as sore throats, nasal congestion, and headaches.
  • When diffused and inhaled, it is believed to eliminate harmful viruses from the body whilst boosting immunity and overall health.

Antibacterial Properties

  • Cinnamon may also be effective against acne-causing bacteria. Researchers believe the antibacterial effects were due to the eugenol and cinnamaldehyde phenolic compounds in the extracts.
  • Cinnamon can be added to homemade cleaners and disinfectants to boost the antibacterial effects. Adding a warm, spicy smell to your home.

Improve Blood Circulation

  • Use it in your massage oil blends as according to research, cinnamon oil can help to stimulate blood flow and circulation and can even help with tissue regeneration.
  • It can help with arthritis as it decreases inflammation to soothe the pain and movement difficulties that are caused by this problem.

Promotes Oral Health

  • As it has great antifungal and antibacterial properties, cinnamon oil can also help promote oral health. Studies have shown that it is effective in treating Candida and Streptococcus

 

Promotes Healthy Skin

  • Cinnamon oil has natural anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties, which can reduce inflammation from acne and rashes. It helps combats skin infections as it is easily absorbed into the skin. This makes it effective for athlete’s foot and psoriasis.

Improving energy levels

  • Cinnamon oil has been found to relieve the symptoms of physical and mental fatigue. As it improves blood circulation, this helps the passage of oxygen to the brain which then optimizes the use of energy.

Cinnamon Essential Oil Recipes:

Immunity booster:

  • 2 drops cinnamon oil
  • 3 drops clove oil
  • 3 drops lemon oil
  • 1 drop rosemary oil
  • 1 drop eucalyptus oil

Room scenting:

  • 1 drop cinnamon oil
  • 3 drops clove oil
  • 3 drops cedarwood oil
  • 6 drops tea tree oil
  • 6 drops lemon oil

Diffuse or dilute in 2 cups of water and use a spray bottle

Pleasantly surprised by the many benefits of this wonderfully scented Oil, I will definitely be adding it to my self care routine.
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