Cinnamon Essential Oil [cinnamon bark]
Cinnamon essential oil, also known as cinnamon bark oil, is one of the most powerful antiviral and antibacterial essential oils on earth. Clinical tests show that it destroys 99.5% of all germs and viruses that it comes into contact with. It is so strong that it should never be applied directly to the skin! Who would have thought that behind the delightful scent of candy canes and baked cinnamon buns lurked such a powerful germ-killer?
Aside from its use for cooking, many are unaware of its potential uses in warding off colds, flu, and viruses and in eliminating harmful microbes and germs from our environment. A small spray bottle containing a mixture of cinnamon oil, lavender, and/or citrus oils, is an essential addition to any travel kit and will be useful around the home for freshening and disinfecting stale closets, drawers, laundry and pet areas.
The cinnamon we most commonly use is actually Cinnamomum cassia rather than Cinnamomum verum described below. Known as "Chinese cinnamon," cassia is the cinnamon spice familiar to the United States and Europe. See Cassia Essential Oil.Cinnamon Bark (Cinnamomum verum)
Botanical family: LauraceaeUses:
Extraction: Steam distilled from bark
Properties: Antimicrobial, anti-infectious, antiviral
antibacterial; research shows it to be one of the most potent
germicidal oils; circulatory stimulant; helpful in warding offcolds, flu, sore throats
May be diffused but due to strength of oil constant use not recommended; topical use requires dilution with pure vegetable oil; may be applied, diluted, to soles of feet, chest, back and throat to prevent colds and fluBuy cinnamon essential oils here
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