Cinnamon Leaf - EO 10ML
Extracted from the leaves, Cinnamon leaf has a warm spicy aroma. Cinnamon Leaf is warming and calming and helps maintain a healthy immune system.
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How to Use
4-5 drops in bath, on tissue or in a vaporiser. 15 drops in 50ml carrier.
WARNING – do not apply undiluted or internally. Keep away from children and eyes. Store in a cool, dark place.
|Latin Name||Cinnamomum zeylanicum|
|Synonyms||C. verum, C.laurus|
|Extraction||Distillation of the leaves and twigs|
|Origin||Madagascar, Sri Lanka, India|
|Plant characteristics||A strongly aromatic herb about 1 metre high with bright green, feathery leaves and small white flowers. The flowers are followed by round, brown seeds, which are distilled to obtain the essential oil. |
|Oil characteristics||A yellow-brown liquid with a sweet, warm, spicy, comforting aroma|
|Traditional use||Used for thousands of years for colds, flu, menstrual problems and kidney problems. |
|Blends well with||Orange, Mandarin, Ylang Ylang and Benzoin. |
|Cautions and comments||Leaf oil is relatively non-toxic but could irritate the skin because of the cinnamaldehyde present. Bark is a dermal irritant and toxin. |
|Main chemical constituents||Phenols (mainly eugenol) (80% – 95%), aldehyde (50%).|