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Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil 10ml

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Name: Cinnamon Bark

Scientific Name: Cinnamomum cassia

Method of extraction: Steam distillation

Part of plant: Bark

Country of origin: Sri Lanka


Known for its tonic and stimulating properties, cinnamon bark essential oil is one of the most versatile oils in aromatherapy. It has a very characteristic woody aroma and is commonly found in India and Sri Lanka. Cinnamon oil can be extracted from both the distillation of the leaves and the bark of the branches.

It is a powerful anti-inflammatory and acts against all types of infections, whether bacterial, viral, parasitic or fungal. It has abrasive characteristics due to its composition rich in aldehydes.

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Main Components

Cinnamaldehyde (68.28%)


Despite being widely used as a condiment, there is still much room for research into the therapeutic properties of cinnamon bark essential oil. In addition to the most common uses, cinnamon oil has shown potential activity against the effects of neurological disorders such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's [1]. 


General anti-infective

Cinnamon bark oil has strong effects against bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli [2]. It is often indicated in respiratory, skin and urinary infections and also intestinal disorders with bacteriological origin. 



It is widely used in therapeutic massage. It reduces stress, offers pain relief as it is a 'hot' oil. It is anti-inflammatory, helps with circulatory problems and can be combined with ginger, turmeric or mint oils to enhance the action. It must always be diluted with caution, using pure cinnamon oil directly on the skin will cause irritation. 


It is not recommended for pregnant women, women who are breastfeeding and children under 5 years old.

It is a caustic oil and must be diluted before use.

It is not recommended to use pure in a flavour diffuser as it may cause respiratory irritation. 

How to use

Always dilute with a maximum of 1% (maximum one drop of essential oil for every 100 drops of carrier oil).

Carry out a test before using the diluted oil, if there is irritation, do not use it.

Never use pure oil directly on the skin. 


[1] Ramazani, E., YazdFazeli, M., Emami, S.A. et al. Protective effects of Cinnamomum verum, Cinnamomum cassia and cinnamaldehyde against 6-OHDA-induced apoptosis in PC12 cells. Mol Biol Rep 47, 2437–2445 (2020). \n \n

[2] Huang, D. F., et al. "Chemical constituents, antibacterial activity and mechanism of action of the essential oil from Cinnamomum cassia bark against four food-related bacteria." Microbiology 83.4 (2014): 357-365.