Cinnamon Essential Oil: Properties, Uses, Composition and Safety

Oil Name: Cinnamon Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Cinnamomum zeylanicum

Oil Overview

Cinnamon essential oil has a spicy, warm and musky smell. The viscosity is watery to medium.

Oil Sources

It originated in Indonesia but is cultivated in Sri Lanka and India.
It is mainly extracted through steam distillation.

Essential or Carrier Oil?

Essential Oil

Chemical Content

Beta Caryophyllene, Eugenol, Cinnamaldehyde, Linalol and Methyl chavicol.



Therapeutic Properties:

Antibiotic, Antiseptic, Anti-spasmodic, Astringent, Carminative, Digestive, emmenagogue, Insecticide, Stimulant, Stomachic

Possible Uses

Arthritis, Depression, Exhaustion, Menstrual Pain, Nervous Exhaustion, Pain Relief, Respiration, Rheumatism


Irritant to Sensitive Skin, Pregnancy: Not suitable for pregnant mothers

Detail of Warnings

Cinnamon oil is non-toxic, but can cause irritation, therefore should be used with care.
It should be avoided in pregnancy.
High dosages can cause convulsions.
The oil from the bark of cinnamon should not be used in aromatherapy.

Compatible Combination Oils

Benzoin, Cardomom, Clove, Coriander, Frankincense, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lavender, Rosemary, Thyme


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