Cinnamon Essential Oil

Cinnamon is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several tree species from the genus Cinnamomum. It is used mainly as an aromatic condiment and flavoring additive in various cuisines, sweet and savory dishes, breakfast cereals, snack foods, bagels, teas, hot chocolate, and traditional foods. The aroma and flavor of cinnamon derive from its essential oil. 

Cinnamon oil has many uses and health benefits., cinnamon oil properties make it a popular choice for at-home aromatherapy treatments and aromatherapy; essential oils are diffused or spurted into the air so they can be breathed in or absorbed into the skin. Aromatherapy has been linked to many benefits, including reduced depression and anxiety and better sleep.  

Antibacterial properties 

A study in which she used bacteria cultures and lab tests found that compounds and cinnamon oil had an antimicrobial effect against pseudomonas aeruginosa, a potentially life-threatening, drug-resistant bacteria that affects plants, people, and other animals. 

Cinnamon bark oil’s antibacterial and antifungal properties are effective against streptococcus mutans and candida biofilm, two agents that cause oral infections and cavities in teeth. Its antibacterial properties make it a safe, effective, and non-chemical additive alternative that can preserve products and increase their shelf life. One study found that cinnamon oil could be effectively used as a preservative in cosmetics, toiletries, and hospital-setting disinfectants. 

Food flavoring and cosmetics 

Cinnamon oil is available as an essential oil and a food-grade oil. It can also be found as an ingredient in sugar-free gum, hard candy, tea, and commercially prepared baked goods. Cinnamon oil is used in toiletries, such as toothpaste, mouthwash, soap, and body lotion. It’s also used to scent room sprays, candles, and essential items like pine cones and garlands. 

Add to air fresheners 

To scent your home, add one drop of cinnamon oil to fabric sheets or dried flowers. Or you can add a couple of drops to a diffuser with water. Some commercially made air fresheners have cinnamon oil scents made for them. 

Add to body oils and moisturizers 

Cinnamon oil can be mixed with a carrier oil and used for massage. Mix one drop of cinnamon oil with two to three cups of carrier oil, such as almond oil, and use for massage or to moisturize skin. 

Use cinnamon sticks 

Whole cinnamon sticks contain cinnamon oil and can be used in aromatherapy. Simply drop one or two sticks into a large pot of warm water and let the mixture simmer, allowing the steam to add fragrance to the room. You can also use cinnamon sticks while brewing coffee and tea or as stir sticks for hot beverages., according to research, the list of cinnamon benefits is long. Cinnamon has antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-diabetic, and anti-cancer properties. It can also help to fend off heart disease, high cholesterol, and neurological health disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. 

The major active components of cinnamon essential oil taken from the bark are cinnamaldehyde, eugenol, and linalool. These three make up about 82.5% of the oil’s composition.  

There are two primary types of cinnamon oils available on the market: cinnamon bark oil and cinnamon leaf oil. While they have some similarities, they’re different products with somewhat separate issues. Cinnamon bark oil is extracted from the outer bark of the cinnamon tree. It’s considered very potent and has a strong, perfume-like smell, almost like taking an intense whiff of ground cinnamon. Cinnamon bark oil is usually more expensive than cinnamon leaf oil. 

Cinnamon leaf oil has a musky and spicy smell and tends to have a lighter color. While cinnamon leaf oil might appear yellow and murky, cinnamon bark oil has a deeper red-brown color that most people usually associate with cinnamon spice. Both are beneficial, but cinnamon bark oil may be more potent. 

Many of the benefits of cinnamon bark oil have to do with its ability to dilate blood vessels. Cinnamon bark can help enhance nitric oxide function, which causes increased blood flow and lower levels of inflammation. 

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  • Dr. Irving Ramírez

    Dr. Irving Ramirez-Alvia, Naturopath, was born in Tepic, Nayarit, in 1992. After obtaining a degree in health and nutrition, Dr. Irving finished medical school and moved to Vallarta. His newly-opened office is at Lord Twigg’s Hotel and Boutique, Francisco Villa #424, Colonia Lazaro Cardenas; his online store features all-natural, homeopathic products and remedies. For an appointment with Dr. Irving in Puerto Vallarta or at FEDA Nutricion and Fitness, Calle Jacarandas 86, in Bucerias, or if you are interested in purchasing Dr. Irving’s CBD oil (5000mg or 10,000mg) without THC, please contact Loren Hayes on WhatsApp at 322-167-7570.

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