Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
Cinnamon Bark comes from an evergreen tree whose flowers, fruit, leaves, roots, and bark exude it's spicy aroma.
- Botanical Family: Lauraceae
- Part of Plant Used: Bark
- Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
- Variations: Cinnamon leaf is also used in aromatherapy, but it has different properties than the bark. Cassia is a Chinese Cinnamon.
- Chemistry: Cinnamon Bark is comprised of Aldehydes ((E)-Cinnamaldehyde) and Phenols (Eugenol) supported by Esters ((E)-Cinnamyl acetate), Monoterpene Alcohols (Linalool), and Sesquiterpenes (B-Caryophyllene, p-Cymene)
- Circulatory: Improves circulation.
- Digestive: Supports the digestive system especially for infections and other digestive upsets.
- Respiratory: Used for upper respiratory infections and seasonal ailments.
- Musculoskeletal: Pain relief for muscular aches and pains
- Nervous System: Stimulating for times of stress, exhaustion and general fatigue
- Spiritual: Supports the Third Eye chakra associated with intuition and imagination.
- Scent Profile: Mid note with warm spicy earthy aroma.
- Longevity: The aroma of Cinnamon Bark can last up to 372 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Spicy
- Blends well with: Black Spruce, Blood Orange, Cacao, Cedarwood, Cardamom, Clove, Ginger, Nutmeg, Sweet Orange, and Vanilla.
- According to Tisserand & Young: Cinnamon Bark may inhibit blood clotting; can cause skin sensitization or mucous membrane irritation.
- (Oral use): May interact with pethidine, MAOIs, SSRIs and anticoagulant medication.
- Avoid you have peptic ulcers; or hemophilia or other bleeding disorders. Use with caution for people who are about to undergo major surgery
- Avoid using during pregnancy and lactation as it may contain methyleugenol which inhibits blood clotting and can cause embryotoxicity and it can stimulate contractions.
- Cinnamon Bark is high in phenols and can be toxic to cats. Read more about Essential Oils Toxicity for Cats.
Products Using Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (Tgsc), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.