Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil
Cinnamon Leaf comes from an evergreen tree whose flowers, fruit, leaves, roots, and bark exude it's spicy aroma.
- Botanical Family: Lauraceae
- Part of Plant Used: Leaves
- Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
- Variations: Cinnamon Bark is also used in aromatherapy, but it has different properties than the leaf. Cassia is a Chinese Cinnamon.
- Chemistry: Cinnamon Leaf is high in phenols (eugenol) and esters (eugenyl acetate, (E)-cinnamyl acetate, benzyl benzoate)
- Circulatory: supports the circulatory system
- Respiratory: helps with colds and the flu, also supports the respiratory system
- Musculoskeletal: pain relief for muscular spasms, cramps, inflammation, aches, and pains
- Nervous System: helps with feeling lightheaded and exhausted
- Reproductive: helps with impotence and frigidity, also relieves pain and cramping during menstruation
- Spiritual: Supports the Heart Chakra focusing on love and relationships
- Scent Profile: Mid note that has a sweet, warm, and spicy aroma
- Longevity: The aroma of Cinnamon Leaf can last up to 304 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 Leaf causes skin & mucous membrane irritation.
- (Oral usage) inhibit blood clotting, cause drug interactions.
- Contraindications: May interact with pethidine, MAOIs or SSRIs, anticoagulant medication, major surgery, peptic ulcer, hemophilia & other bleeding disorders.
- Avoid using during pregnancy and lactation as it may contain methyleugenol which inhibits blood clotting and can cause embryotoxicity and it can stimulate contractions.
- Phenol-rich oils should not be used on people with skin issues such as dermatitis, or on babies or children.
Products Using Cinnamon Leaf 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.