Thought to be one of the world’s oldest spices, throughout the years Cinnamon has become a staple in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicines. Today, Cinnamon is still prized for its many medicinal, therapeutic and cosmetic benefits that have been seen to assist in all aspects of life. Use this bundle to share various uses for cinnamon essential oil with your audience on social media.
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- Add a drop or two on the feet or add to a foot bath for fungal foot infections such as athlete’s foot.
- Mix two drops with a carrier oil and apply to the stomach to calm digestive spasms, indigestion and nausea.
- Add it to cleaning products to prevent mold and mildew.
- Feeling down? Diffuse cinnamon in your home or office. It is a known antidepressant.
- Add a drop to potpourri in your home. Research has found that the scent can help reduce the pain and frequency of headaches, reduce drowsiness and irritability.
- Use cinnamon oil to prevent the flu and other illness. In 2008, French researchers showed that in concentrations of 10% or less, cinnamon oil is effective against Staphylococcus, E. coli and several antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria. Try diffusing it in your home during cold and flu season!
- Use as a treatment for head lice. If you know it is going around your kid’s school, a great preventative treatment is to add 4 drops to 1-ounce vinegar and 1-ounce water. Use as a hair rinse. Use extreme caution to not get in the eyes. Perform a skin patch test and use extra caution with children. Do not use on children under 10.
- Do you have cold feet at night? Add a drop to hot tea just before bed.
- Use to stimulate digestion. An added benefit? It has antioxidant and antibacterial properties.
- Having difficulty with concentration and focus? Diffuse a blend of 2 drops cinnamon, 2 drops rosemary and 5 drops lemon. Just smelling cinnamon has been shown to improve brain activity.
- Use cinnamon oil to stabilize blood sugar. Studies have shown that a key cinnamon oil benefit is that it can normalize blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetics by improving the ability to respond to insulin.
- Add to a smoothie or use in cooking. Cinnamon aids in the metabolic process by increasing the action of enzymes that break down food.
- Feeling achy? Add a drop to a carrier oil to relax tight muscles, ease painful joints and relieve menstrual cramps.
- Avoid the chemical compound triclosan, which is common in antibacterial sanitizers. Instead, make your own with cinnamon oil, lemon oil, eucalyptus and rosemary combined with a carrier oil.
- Use it to lower your blood pressure! According to a study in the journal Nutrition, consuming cinnamon daily may help to reduce your blood pressure by up to 5 points.
- Exercise too hard? Cinnamon to the rescue. According to research from the International Journal of
- Preventative Medicine, Women who consumed cinnamon daily experienced a decrease in muscle soreness from exercise.
- Use to reduce period pain! Researchers from the Faculty of Nursing at Egypt’s Mansoura University found that massaging the abdomen 10 minutes a day for seven days prior to the start of menstruation helped with painful menses that were accompanied by heavy bleeding. Mix 1.5 parts cinnamon, 1.5 parts clove, 1 part lavender, and 1 part rose. Dilute with sweet almond oil at 5% dilution.
- Use it to treat bites and stings! Dilute 1 drop of cinnamon and one drop of lavender with a carrier oil.
- To repel flies, apply diluted to exposed skin and dab on clothing. This works on biting flies too but, remember, this is not for kids.
- Low Libido? Cinnamon is said to be an aphrodisiac. Try diffusing it in your room.