About: Cinnamomum zeylanicum is an evergreen that grows up to 45 feet tall. The oil from the leaves is softer than that from the bark, but is still a warm and spicy aroma.
Latin Binomial; Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Country of Origin; Sri Lanka
Traditional Uses; Lice, scabies, tooth and gum care, warts, wasp stings, poor circulation, rheumatism, anorexia, colitis, diarrhoea, dyspepsia, intestinal infection, sluggish digestion, stomach spasms, stimulates contractions, frigidity, leucorrhoea, scanty periods, chills, colds, flu, infectious diseases, debility, nervous exhaustion, and stress related conditions
Method of Production; steam distillation of leaves
Perfume Note; base
Safety; avoid during pregnancy; may irritate mucous membranes, high need for dilution before topical application; may cause phototoxicity, reduce UV exposure following application; much safer than Cinnamon Bark for topical application
How to Use:
Diffusing: Add 5-10 drops to your diffuser.
Topical Use, Bathing & Massage: Add 2-5 drops to 10ml of carrier oil and place in warm bath water or massage into skin.
Facial Steam: Add 2-5 drops to a bowl of steaming water and inhale deeply for 5-10 minutes. For best results, cover your head and the bowl with a towel to trap steam.