Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Warm Warm Cinnamon

When you smell the aroma of Cinnamon doesn't it just take you to a warm and relaxing place?? I LOVE the smell of Cinnamon!!! Last night after putting OnGuard on my son I could not stop smelling my hands cause of the Cinnamon!! Did you know that not only does the smell make you relaxed but Cinnamon also helps your immune system? Cinnamon has antiviral, antibacterial, antiseptic, and antispasmodic properties! Not only can you use this oil aromatically and topically but you can also add to recipes!!!

The tropical cinnamon tree is common to Southeast Asia where the highest quality cinnamon is grown.  Essential oils can be processed from both the inner bark or the leaves of the tree resulting in much different properties.  Hence it is important to identify which cinnamon oil you are using.  The oil referenced here is cinnamon bark and is steam or water extracted from the inner bark of the tree.  DōTerra Cinnamon is of the family Laureaceae, grown in Indonesia and distilled from the bark of the tree.

Some uses for Cinnamon oil include: Diffusing can invigorate and help and uplift. As a physical stimulant it can be mixed with a carrier oils and applied topically for sore and painful muscles and joints.  Some suggest that for digestive problems that simply a drop of cinnamon mixed with warm water and a sweetener then slowly sipped helps.

Please use caution when using Cinnamon oil! This is a very hot oil and can cause irritation. Please use with a carrier oil.

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