Cinnamon Essential Oil Properties and Uses

Cinnamon Essential Oil Properties

plant origin: India

medicinal properties: Anti-microbial, anti-infectious, antibacterial (for large spectrum of infection), antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antifungal, anticoagulant, antidepressant, and emotional stimulant.

traditional uses: Fungal infections (Candida), general tonic, and increases blood flow when previously restricted.  Good for digestive system, calms spasms, colitis, flatulence, diarrhea and nausea.  Helps control diabetes and high blood pressure.  It is known to ease muscular spasms and painful rheumatic joints, as well as general aches and pains.  It also affects the libido and is known as an aphrodisiac.

application: Dilute 1 part essential oil with 4 parts carrier oil and apply one to two drops on location; diffuse; or massage.

caution: This oil may be a potent skin irritant (skin may red, den, or burn)—be sure to dilute with carrier oil.  Use extreme care as it may irritate the nasal membranes if inhaled directly from diffuser or bottle.  Avoid during pregnancy.


uses for cinnamon

  • Rub a drop or two of Cinnamon oil mixed in carrier oil to calm spasms of the digestive tract, indigestion, or nausea.
  • Add a drop of Cinnamon oil to a dried flower arrangement or potpourri to spice up the home.  Researchers found that just having the scent in a room helps to reduces drowsiness, irritability, and the pain and frequency of headaches.
  • Cinnamon oil can be used in cooking.  It also increases the action of enzymes that break down food in the body, aiding in the metabolic process.
  • Place a drop or two of Cinnamon oil in a light bulb ring for help with mental clarity and concentration.
  • When your body feels achy, add one drop of Cinnamon oil to 4 parts carrier oil to provide heat, relax tight muscles, ease painful joints, and relieve menstrual cramps.
  • To help fight viral, fungal, and bacterial illnesses and to boost the immune system, diffuse in the kitchen.  Wipe kitchen sinks down with Cinnamon oil to kill virus or bacteria growth.
  • Blend Cinnamon oil with other fragrances such as Frankincense, Hyssop, or another favorite with olive oil and apply to a handkerchief to carry with you and inhale as necessary on airplane flights.
  • Use Cinnamon oil for head lice.  For preventive treatment, add 4 drops to a mixture of 1 ounce vinegar and 1 ounce of water.  Use as a hair rinse. (Be sure to not get Cinnamon oil in the eyes or burn your scalp.  Perform a skin patch test, especially on children to prevent skin irritation.)
  • Diffuse Cinnamon oil in the home or office to lift spirits.  Cinnamon oil is known to be a natural antidepressant.
  • To treat fungal infections such as athlete’s foot, use a drop or two of Cinnamon oil on the feet or add essential oil to a foot bath.
  • As a general immunity stimulant, add a few drops of Cinnamon oil to a pan of water and simmer to fill your home with its warm aroma.
  • Stay on track by filling your exercise room or gym with Cinnamon oil to increase stamina.
  • When using Cinnamon oil in massage oil, dilute at 1% to prevent burning or irritating skin.
  • Simmer a couple of drops of Cinnamon oil on the stovetop to ward off colds, flu, and other airborne infections and contagious diseases.
  • To alleviate melancholia, lethargy, or lack of energy, use in a diffuser.