Essential Oil Profile: Cinnamon

Latin Name: Cinnamomum verum

Family: Lauraceae

Plant Part: Leaf, Bark

Method: Distillation

Note/Element: Note:Top (Leaf), Middle/Base (Bark), Element: Fire

Functional Group: Alcohol, Ester, Phenol, Aldehyde


Ayurvedic Dosha (Balances): Vata(not for use on skin, irritating), Kapha (not for use on skin, irritating)

Scent: Rich, Sweet, Spicy, Sharp, Penetrating

For Skin Type: None (irritating)

Cautions: Not during preganancy. beware: irritating to the skin.

Physical Uses: Colds, flu, cough, nausea, digestion, infection (via diffusion), tonic

Other Uses: Christmas scent, candles, potpourri

Blends Well With: Citrus, lavender, spices, woods, patchouli, rose, roots

Possible Substitutions: Clove, cardamon


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