Four Amazing Uses for Cinnamon Oil
“It's pure, smells amazing (but strong!) and is extremely high quality.” - Laurel
Cinnamon (Cassia) oil has a lot of different uses. Here’s what you can do with this strong scent:
Now that you understand some of the great benefits to expect from cinnamon oil... I bet you’d like to know how to get the best possible results from it...
How to Get the Best Results When Using Cinnamon Oil
“Spicy cinnamon scent. Add a drop to a votive candle and enjoy the aroma for hours.” - D. Hackenson
Here’s how to get the best results from cinnamon oil:
FAQ’s About Cinnamon Oil
Q: Is this oil true cinnamon?
A: It depends on what you call “true”. There are several different species of cinnamon. What Americans call cinnamon is actually the Cassia tree (Cinnamomum cassia). The reason for this is because of trade disputes with Britain after the Revolutionary War. America could get cinnamon from Cassia bark in China much easier than the other cinnamon species in Southeast Asia. In fact, unless you’re a foodie or a world-traveler, most Americans have never smelled the original “cinnamon”, though it is getting easier to find in gourmet spice shops.
Cassia is a member of the Cinnamon genus, and cassia is far more common than the other cinnamon species. Cassia has a sweeter smell, while the other cinnamon varieties tend to smell more bold. Nearly all companies that sell cinnamon EO to the US are using the cassia species.
“Cinnamon leaf” EO is usually made from non-cassia species of cinnamon, usually Ceylon cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), and it truly is made from the leaves due to their high eugenol content. You may want to pick up a bottle and compare the difference. The health studies that have been done on cinnamon oil have relied on the cassia species, so you should have no worries about whether you are getting the “real” product or not for health purposes.
Q: Can I use this for cooking?
A: We do not recommend any of our oils be used for internal purposes, even cooking.