Cinnamon was once considered to be more valuable than Gold. It was being used by ancient Egyptians as ingredients in making perfume fragrances and as well as in oils. Now, over the course of thousands of years, Cinnamon is famous for its bittersweet flavor and wonderful aroma is commonly used in cooking and baking. Now Cinnamon Essential Oil is being used all over the world for the treatment of a variety of problems. This includes respiratory problems, skin infections, blood impurity, menstrual problems, and various heart disorders. The most important part is its bark, which can be used in various ways.
The benefits of cinnamon can be attributed to its antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, astringent, and anticlotting properties. The spice is rich in essential minerals such as manganese, iron, and calcium, while also having a high content of fiber.
- Brain Booster – Cinnamon’s aroma has stimulants that promote better brain function. According to studies conducted among people who sniffed cinnamon essential oil exhibited better cognitive activities. It can increase attention span and help to have a better memory.
- Antioxidant – Cinnamon has natural antioxidant properties which help to lower your risk of infections.
- Menstrual Pain – Cinnamon Oil can be used to relieve the pain of menstrual cramps. it is also used to potentially reduce heavy menstrual flow when used in a hot compress.
- Natural Air Freshener – The Aroma of Cinnamon is great for deodorizing. Since it’s cinnamon is a common ingredient for baking, using this as an air freshener. It will make your house smells like you have freshly baked pastries.
- Insect Repellent – The sweet and spicy aroma of Cinnamon also works as a natural insect repellent. Use it to keep flies and mosquitoes away, or add it to linen sprays, so your sheets and blankets repel bugs too.
How To Use
Used in aromatherapy applications, Cinnamon’s scent can be diffused to address lethargy, irritability and unhealthy cravings. It is reputed to facilitate the sensation of being full. Furthermore, it is known to relieve symptoms of colds, severe coughs, and sneezing. You can inhale the scent of Cinnamon essential oil right out of its bottle. Or you can add a few drops on a diffuser to have it as a passive scent. This also acts as a great home deodorizer and insect repellent.
Cinnamon Oil’s warming properties make it ideal for soothing skin and muscles that are sore and tender. It can be included in an anti-septic massage blend to address arthritis, bronchitis, diarrhea, chills, flu, cold, indigestion, spasms, nausea, and infection. For a pain-relieving massage blend, dilute 3 drops of Cinnamon Essential Oil in 2 Tbsp. of a Carrier Oil such as Olive and massage it into the affected area.