Like clove, cinnamon leaf is a powerful local anesthetic and anti-inflammatory. Although fiery and hot, if used in small amounts (3-5 drops per oz of carrier) it can be safe on the skin and very effective for chronic inflammation. The oil smells beautifully of cinnamon and clove.
For colds & flu prevention use at a 1% dilution, 5-6 drops per ounce of carrier oil or lotion. Combine with other oils such as Ravintsara, Pine, Sandalwood, Lavender and Ginger when a cold is coming on.
Cinnamon Leaf has a strong character and can be used to emotionally support someone who is feeling weak and in need of more energy. Its spicy, warm aroma lends itself to an uplifting effect when used in a blend. Use with caution as you would Clove Bud.
|Country of Origin||Madagascar|
|Extraction Method||Steam Distilled|
Emotional and Energetic Qualities
Warms mind and body
Suggested use is at 1% or less. Cinnamon Leaf is high in a component called Eugenol, a Phenol. Phenols are considered to be the most irritating components to the skin and mucous membranes and can cause dermatitis and sensitization. If phenols are present in high concentrations in an essential oil, that oil should be used in very low dilutions on the skin (1% in a carrier) and for short periods of time. They are generally not safe for the skin in a bath. This oil should not be diffused or used in an inhaler. Phenol high oils are not used with babies and children.
Robert Tisserand, in his book Essential Oil Safety, states that oils high in eugenol should be used with caution on those with impaired liver function.
Do not use eugenol high oils (like Cinnamon Leaf, Clove & Tulsi) with people who have clotting disorders, as eugenol is an anticoagulant.
The suggested shelf life is 3-4 years.
|Batch Number||Distillation Date|