Ceylon Cinnamon Leaf Oil
Ceylon Cinnamon leaf oil is distilled form true Cinnamon and shipped worldwide.
Ceylon Cinnamon leaf oil has a warm, spicy, but rather harsh odour, lacking the rich body of the bark oil. Its major constituent is eugenol rather than cinnamaldehyde. As a fragrance it is added to soaps and insecticides. The oil's high eugenol content also makes it valuable as a source of this chemical for subsequent conversion into iso-eugenol, another flavouring agent.
Cinnamon is an ever green tree - indigenous to Sri Lanka. The unique feature of the Cinnamon plant is that three different essential oils with different compositions are obtained from different parts of the plant. The valuable bark contains cinnamic aldehyde whereas the leaf contains eugenol and the root has camphor as its main constituent.
Ceylon Cinnamon leaf Oil cannot be used in food unlike Cinnamon bark oil.
Cinnamon leaf oil should not come in to direct contact with skin as it may cause irritation. Check and make sure that you don't have any allergic reactions to cinnamon leaf oil before using it. You can do this by performing a skin patch test: Apply a small amount of diluted cinnamon leaf oil on your skin and see if any allergic reactions occur.
Therapeutic properties of Ceylon Cinnamon leaf oil
Anthelmintic, antidiarrheal, antidote, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiputrescent, aphrodisiac, astringent, carminative, digestive, emmenagogue, hemostatic, orexigenic, parasticide, refrigerant, spasmolytic, stimulant, stomachic, vermifuge.
Uses of Ceylon Cinnamon leaf oil
Ceylon Cinnamon leaf oil has been used for thousands of years for a variety of complaints including colds, flu, digestive and menstrual problems, rheumatism, kidney troubles, and as a general stimulant. Ceylon Cinnamon leaf Oil cannot be used in food unlike Ceylon Cinnamon bark oil.
- Add to holiday blends for a spicy, warm and comforting scent in aromatherapy.
- Use in cleaning blends for its disinfecting properties.
- Use to repel mosquitos and other insects
- Kills bacteria and fungus
Ceylon Cinnamon leaf oil blend well with
Ylang ylang, orange, mandarin, benzoin, peru balsam and in oriental mixtures.