Cinnamon Bark (Cinnamomum verum)
This oil is another great example of how Essential oils differ from synthetic fragrances. I can't stand synthetic Cinnamon. I dread going to the store during the holidays because the stench of the Cinnamon scented pine cones make me sick. I've almost had security called on me because I wear a scarf over my nose when I pass them and I look sketchy.
I'll confess right now that I did not order Cinnamon Bark Essential oil. It was a free monthly promo I qualified for. I was scared to open it, afraid I would have the same reaction as all the other cinnamon scented things ( I will note here that I love eating Cinnamon and using it as a spice- I have never had a problem with it as a spice).
Thankfully I took the plunge and opened the bottle. I was relieved when it smelled like my jar of Cinnamon and nothing like those Cinnamon pine cones.
5 Reasons why you should use Cinnamon Bark Essential oil
- It works as a breath freshener and helps keep bad breath at bay.
- It's wonderful to cook with and aids in digestion wellness.
- It repels mosquitoes.
- Its great for eliminating odors and cleaning the air.
- It works well for acne breakouts.
*Cinnamon Bark may irritate nasal membranes if inhaled directly- This oil is strong and you should always dilute with a carrier oil when using topically and should have a patch test done before using regularly. It also shouldn't be used on cats without direct instructions from your veterinarian. If diffusing in a room make sure the cat can leave the area and get fresh air.***
For more information check out my Essential oil page, the other Reasons Why in the series.