What Is Cinnamon Leaf Oil?
Cinnamon leaf oils contain at least 80% phenols—organic aromatic compounds with a variety of antiseptic, antimicrobial, antioxidant and anesthetic healing properties.
Cinnamon oil is also derived from the plant’s leaves and bark. Cinnamon bark oil is stronger-smelling and more potent than leaf oil, which is musky in scent and lighter in color. Bark oil is highly refined and quite expensive, making the leaf oil a more cost-effective and lightweight option.
Benefits of Cinnamon Leaf Oil
This essential oil has been used for centuries by healers, massage therapists, herbalists and alternative medicine health practitioners. Benefits include:
- Immune-boosting protection against colds and the flu
- Reduces inflammation
- Promotes anti-aging by blocking free radicals
- Kills and repels bacteria, parasites and bugs
- Reduces food cravings. Ground cinnamon spice helps regulate blood sugar
- Eases symptoms of congestion and bronchitis when used in a diffuser
- Relieves muscle aches and spasms when massaged into the skin in combination with a carrier oil or lotion, or diluted into a warm bath
- Promotes stress-relief and improved brain function
- Improves mood and can help relieve depressive symptoms
- Boosts energy, mental focus and libido
- Improves blood circulation, oxygenation and metabolism
- Alleviates nausea and diarrhea