Cinnamon Leaf was once regarded as a precious substance, especially in temples as an ingredient in incense. Today Cinnamon Leaf is often used in perfume for its warm, spicy, “oriental” notes.
Absolute Aromas Cinnamon Leaf
Country of Origin: Sri Lanka.
Plant Family: Lauraceae
Method of Extraction: The oil is distilled from the partly dried leaves and twigs.
Main Theraputic Properties: Astringent, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Aphrodisiac, Digestive stimulant, Immune tonic, Neurotonic.
Contraindications: Do not use on children under 2 years of age. Do not use on sensitive or damaged skin. Do not use more than 2% dilution on the skin or mucous membrane.
Did you know: Cinnamon is an ingredient in spiced Chai tea.
Oil Appearance: Yellow – brown
Chinese Element: Fire
Cinnamon is a bushy evergreen that grows up to 18 meters in height. It has a thick bark with leathery leaves, white berries and small yellow flowers.
It has a high level of Eugenol (80-90%) which may cause skin irritation, especially in baths, and thus it is sold only for use in a burner or diffuser.
Cinnamon has a warming and spicy aroma which blends wonderfully with the citrus oils and other spices such as Clove or Nutmeg. To create the perfect atmosphere over the festive season blend 1 drop of Cinnamon Leaf, 1 drop of Clove Bud and 3 drops of Mandarin in a burner or diffuser.
To help lift your spirits if you are feeling under the weather try 1 drop of Cinnamon Leaf, 2 drops of Ylang Ylang and 2 drops of Sweet Orange and use in a diffuser.