Proven Benefits and Uses of Cinnamon Essential Oil

Cinnamon comes from a tropical, evergreen tree that can grow up to 45 feet high. The tree has highly fragrant bark, leaves, and flowers. Cinnamon Bark essential oil is extracted from the bark of the tree. 
The main chemical components of Cinnamon Bark essential oil are cinnamaldehyde and eugenol. These natural chemicals are powerful components that help to provide strong internal benefits. 

Here are the ways that I use cinnamon bark essential oil:

1. To Support Internal Health

A recent study suggested that cinnamaldehyde acts to support healthy molecular function in the kidneys (source).  Another study also found that cinnamaldehyde activates an endogenous (natural, internal) antioxidant response in the colon cells, which is a natural means of maintaining healthy colon cells (source). 

Eugenol also plays an active role in sustaining bodily health. Recent findings show that eugenol assists the body in maintaining normal gastrointestinal mobility even during times of stress, helping to keep the gastrointestinal tract functioning properly (source).

To use: Place 1-2 drops in a veggie capsule to support the health of your gastrointestinal tract.  Take for 7-10 days then stop.

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2. To Strengthen Immunity

Cinnamon bark essential oil has many beneficial compounds that can strengthen your immune system. Using cinnamon bark internally can also support healthy metabolic function, and promote healthy circulatory function.

To use: You can put two drops in an empty veggie capsule to maintain a healthy immune system. You can also place one drop of cinnamon essential oil in hot water or tea with honey and drink slowly to soothe your throat.

3. For Oral Health

Among the many benefits of Cinnamon Bark oil is the powerful cleansing properties. For this reason, dōTERRA recently formulated their mouthwash that includes Cinnamon Bark oil. Or make your own!

To use: add one drop of Cinnamon Bark to two ounces of water and gargle. This rinse will leave your mouth feeling fresh and clean.  

4. To Clean Your Home

Make your own household cleaner with cinnamon bark oil. Its natural cleansing properties can be used on a variety of different surfaces, making it a great item to have on hand. Cinnamon Bark essential oil spray can also be used as a safe alternative to other surface sprays that may contain harmful and toxic chemicals.

To use: combine a few drops of cinnamon bark with water in a spray bottle to tackle your little one’s sticky mess.

5. In Your Favorite Recipe

Due to its spicy and sweet flavor, you can substitute it for the powdered spice in baking. Believe me, this comes in extremely healthy when you have a craving for a sweet treat and don’t have cinnamon spice. 

To use: enjoy the warm, buttery comfort of cinnamon rolls delicately drizzled in frosting with a boost of cinnamon flavor. Try this mini cinnamon roll recipe that includes cinnamon bark oil.

6. To Soothe Achy Joints

Cinnamon Bark essential oil contains powerful properties that can help create a warming sensation while also emitting its sweet and spicy aroma.

To use: dilute cinnamon bark essential oil with fractionated coconut oil and use during a massage to warm those sore and tender areas.

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Diffusing Essential Oils

Cinnamon Bark essential oil blends well with the following essential oils for diffusion. Just add 5-10 drops of any combination of oils to your favorite diffuser.

  • Black Pepper
  • Clove
  • Ginger
  • Geranium
  • Cardamom
  • Bergamot
  • Frankincense
  • Grapefruit
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Wild Orange
  • Melaleuca (Tea Tree)
  • Ylang Ylang 

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Leann Forst, MBA, CHC, CEOC — Holistic Health Practitioner

Leann is a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner and Certified Essential Oils Coach, holding a Master’s degree from Drake University and a Bachelor of Science from Upper Iowa University. Leann is accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. And she is an award winning author of 2 books How to Get Your Kids to Beg for Veggies and 100 Ways to Lose Weight”.

Born and raised as an Iowa farm girl, she moved to Texas in 1998 where she lives with her husband and 2 kids.

As a wife of a brain cancer survivor, Leann has a special interest in anti-cancer nutrition and detoxification. She works with individuals and groups, and speaks regularly at hospitals, schools and organizations to teach people how to attain optimal health by getting to the root cause of chronic and inflammatory conditions, while using healing modalities such as essential oils. Click here to get Leann’s free report, “37 Cancer Facts You Should Know…But Probably Don’t

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