Cinnamon also known as Dalchini, in India, is unsurprisingly found in every household. The warm and spicy scent of Cinnamon is always very inviting and very famous; especially, in the holiday season. I’m sure everyone here knows the inviting smell of Apple & Cinnamon pie! But food is not the only thing Cinnamon is used for. It has amazing health benefits as well. It can be used for skincare and our daily lives in numerous ways also.
Some Facts About Cinnamon Essential Oil:
Cinnamon, scientifically known as Cinnamomun Zeylenicum, is originated from Asia. It is widely used in India & Srilanka. It is shipped throughout the world in the form of Cinnamon oil or Cinnamon spice.
But, Cinnamon is not just good as a stick or powder. Cinnamon, in its oil form, is much more powerful and has been used in fighting certain diseases, in digestive aid, etc. since ancient times. Why? Because, oils are much more potent and concentrated. Cinnamon essential oil contains compounds that are not found in the spice itself.
Cinnamon Essential Oil smells warm, earthy, slightly spicy yet bright.
Benefits Of Cinnamon Essential Oil:
In a 2015 study, scientists investigated the antifungal properties of cinnamon essential oil against C. gloeosporioides, a fungus that causes considerable damage to mango crops. Cinnamon Essential oil was concluded an excellent natural alternative to synthetic fungicides.
A study in 2014 investigated the antimicrobial action of cinnamon bark essential oil. Bacteria colonies of both Bacillus subtilis and Escherichia coli were grown and then a portion of each colony was treated with cinnamon bark essential oil. The bacteria were evaluated after a 48-hour incubation period.
In a 2014 study, scientists tested the antioxidant activity of 23 essential oils, including cinnamon. Cinnamon essential oil had the best antioxidant activity.
Uses Of Cinnamon Essential Oil:
The Cinnamon Oil I use is from a vegan brand called Aroma Magic.
- DIY Lip Plumper:
For a homemade lip plumping treatment, mix 1 tbsp of your lip balm or Shea butter with 2 drops of Cinnamon essential oil. Massage and keep this onto your lips for 5 minutes. Then wipe it off. It might sting just a little initially, but that is perfectly normal. That stinging means it’s working.
This is my favourite and most used Cinnamon essential oil recipe!
- DIY Room Freshner:
Fall is incomplete without our homes smelling warm and fuzzy! To solve this dilemma, add a few drops of Cinnamon oil to your potpourri jar. OR add 2 drops Cinnamon essential oil, 1 drop Clove essential oil and 2 drops Rose essential oil into 1 cup of water. Pour this aromatic water into a spray bottle and diffuse the aroma whenever needed.
- Natural Hand Sanitizer:
Add a few drops of Cinnamon essential oil to 1 cup of Witch Hazel. Store this mixture in a spray bottle and use as needed. Take a good 2-3 pumps of this spray on your hands to sanitize them properly.
The warm undertone of Cinnamon makes it a famous essential oil to help in soothing sore muscles and menstrual cramps. Mix 2-3 drops of Cinnamon essential oil with any of your carrier oil (mustard oil, coconut oil or any muscle relief oil you might have). Apply in gentle motions and cover the area with a blanket.
- Natural skin Healer:
Due to its Antimicrobial properties, Cinnamon essential oil effectively fights skin conditions like rashes, acne, infections, etc. Mix a drop of essential oil with a carrier oil (I prefer Olive oil). Apply this on affected area gently.
- Natural Foot Soak:
Cinnamon essential oil has antifungal properties. Add a few drops of Cinnamon essential oil to your foot bath to fight against foot infections or dry feet.