Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
Aroma: warm, spicy, sweet
Extraction: Steam Distilled
Chemical Family: Aldehyde
Cinnamon Bark is a powerful antioxidant that will help protect your body against damage caused by free radicals. This immunity enhancing oil has many functions that provide support, such as its antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. Cinnamon provides a warming sensation, and may increase circulation.
Apply 1-2 diluted drops on area of concern, pulse points, abdomen, or back
Add several drops to skin or skin care products
Add 8-10 drops to a diffuser
Add a drop to palms of hands, cover nose and mouth and inhale
Add to water in spray bottle to spritz in room or on linens
Inhale scent directly from bottle, or put a drop on tissue and inhale
INTERNALLY: (see internal use safety recommendations)
Dilute with carrier oil & add to cold or hot beverage to benefit body systems
Add 1-10 diluted drops to capsule
Add a drop to a wide variety of dishes to enhance the flavor of foods.
To maintain therapeutic benefits, add after heating food.
Hazards: Drug interaction; may inhibit blood clotting; embryotoxicity; skin sensitization (high risk); mucous membrane irritation (low risk).
Cinnamon Essential Oil must be diluted before topical application and before use in a bath.
Contraindications (all routes): Pregnancy, breastfeeding.
Cautions (oral): Diabetes medication, anticoagulant medication, major surgery, peptic ulcer, hemophilia, other bleeding disorders. May cause irritation when diffused. Use caution with children 6 and under.
Maximum adult daily oral dose: 200 mg
Maximum dermal use level: 0.07%
Our Recommendations: If pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or if you have liver or kidney disfunction, consult your physician before use. Avoid eyes, mucous membranes, and sensitive skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do not attempt to replace prescription medications with essential oils.
If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (If it is not already diluted, dilute with a carrier oil).
Store in a covered or dark, airtight container in the refrigerator or cool area for longest shelf life.
Anticariogenic (Tooth Decay Preventative)
Cinnamon and sweet basil essential oils with impressive in vitro anti-cariogenic bacteria and anti-plaque effects may be proposed as alternative and effective supplements to promote oral health status.
Antibacterial & Antifungal (including drug resistant bacteria & fungi)
Cinnamaldehyde is a strong inhibitor of multidrug-resistant bacterial, molds, and dermatophytes (fungi that require keratin for growth and infect the skin, hair, and nails).
Cinnamon Bark is a potent inhibitor of both gram-positive and gram negative bacterium that belong to the Staphylococcus, Enterococcus, Enterobacter, and Acinetobacter families, and the fungi Candida albicans.
Researchers concluded that cinnamon oil inhibited several Candida species and bacterium known to cause hospital-acquired infections according to in vitro research.
Cinnamon oil increased the effectiveness of gentamicin (an antibiotic drug) against multi-drug-resistant Acinetobacter species in vitro.
Cinnamon was the most effective inhibitor of S. aureus, B. subtilis, K. pneumoniae, P. vulgaris, P. aeruginosa, and E. coli, of 21 essential oils tested.
This review describes the antibacterial effects of cinnamon and its constituents, such as cinnamaldehyde and cinnamic acid, against pathogenic Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria.
Cinnamon and clove essential oil exhibited the best results showing a significant activity against all the tested bacteria. Concerning biofilm, results suggest that Cinnamomum zeylanicum oil may be a useful approach to impair the biofilm produced by the tested Gram-negative bacteria.
Anti-diabetic (and other blood sugar related research)
Cinnamon bark decreases blood glucose levels and stimulates pancreas beta-cells to produce insulin in animals.
Cinnamon Bark essential oil improves glucose tolerance, stimulates pancreas function, lowers blood sugar levels, reduces triglycerides, and increases HDL cholesterol.
Animal research suggests that cinnamon bark oil may protect kidneys from damage associated with diabetes and uncontrolled blood sugar.
Significantly inhibited the production of several protein biomarkers that are involved in inflammation and tissue remodeling in a human skin disease model.
Cinnamon Bark essential oil effectively killed prostate, lung and breast cancer cells in vitro.
Cinnamon bark may increase sperm motility and quality according to animal research.
The administration of 75 mg/kg/day cinnamon significantly increased the sperm population, motility and viability, which supports the theory that in mammalians, cinnamon has a beneficial effect on spermatogenesis.
Inhalation of cinnamaldehyde significantly increase survivability among mice infected with influenza A virus, and inhibited virus growth in vitro.
The main compound in cinnamon bark, cinnamaldehyde, may reduce the production of melanin and whiten skin.