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October Oil of the Month: Cinnamon Bark

The scent of cinnamon is well known for its spicy flavour and warm presence. Its grounding presence is especially popular this time of year as the temperatures drop and we start craving heavy blankets and crackling fireplaces.

Somewhat ironically though ,Cinnamon comes from a tropical tree known for its highly fragrant bark, leaves, and flowers. Cinnamon oil is extracted from this tree’s bark and supports healthy metabolic function immune system.

Cinnamon contains a high level of cinnamaldehyde. As a result, it is wise to dilute with a carrier oil such as fractionated Coconut Oil when applying to the skin. When using internally, limit your intake to only one to two drops.

Cinnamon bark is also a wise choice for October for its ability to help ward off common colds and flus. Of course we can’t forget the amazing cinnamon flavoured desserts and hot drinks that we love this time of year!

How to use it:

  • Put two drops in empty veggie capsule to maintain a healthy immune system.
  • Place one drop of Cinnamon essential oil in hot water or tea and drink slowly to soothe your irritated throat.
  • Put two to three drops in a spray bottle for a quick and effective cleaning spray.
  • During your nightly routine, add one drop to two ounces of water and gargle for an effective mouth rinse.
  • Dilute with fractionated Coconut Oil and create a warming massage for cold, achy joints during winter time.

If you’d like more information on Cinnamon Bark send me a note, I’m happy to answer any questions you might have!