Cinnamon Essential Oil and Cinnamon Bark Absolute

Cinnamon essential oil is a quality essential oil with high efficacy, low toxicity and customer satisfaction. Cinnamon essential oil has some great chemical compounds that may promote heart health and aid diabetes treatment. Its antioxidant properties may help prevent cancer and combat skin inflammation. In aromatherapy, the oil can help treat stress and boost alertness.

Cinnamon Bark oil is an extract, made using a supercritical fluid extraction process, while the cinnamon leaf essential oil is a product of a steam distillation process.


Cinnamon oil is a clear mobile liquid, light to dark amber in colour, with a characteristic spice like odour, derived from the leaves and bark of Cinnamomum zeylanicum Blume / Cinnamomum verum [also referred to as the Sri Lanka / Ceylon type] of the Lauraceae family. The main active ingredient(s) in a typical oil sample are phenols (minimum 70%) namely: Eugenol (70 – 83%), trans Cinnamic aldehyde (1 – 1.5%), trans Cinnamyl acetate (1.1 – 1.8%), Eugenyl acetate (1 – 3%), and Benzyl benzoate (2 – 4%). However, the chemical composition defers between the oil extracts from leaves compared from that from the bark.

Indications (benefits from use of product):

Cinnamon oil is a herbal extract / product that has found application in food and beverage industry, cosmetics & personal care industry, aromatherapy and alternative medicine, pharmaceutical industry. Cinnamon essential oil has great benefits as a medicinal ingredient for the treatment of several conditions due to its has antidiabetic, gastro-protective, and immune modulatory potential.


Cholesterol management: Cinnamon oil may aid the reduction of cholesterol levels. It helps the body reduce the level of total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides, while the level of HDL cholesterol also considered good cholesterol remains the same. The oil has shown the ability to aid reduction of blood pressure which also leads to reducing the risk of heart disease.

Skin health: Cinnamaldehyde in cinnamon oil, is the component with potential in treating skin disorders. It may also prevent the production of certain proteins that are involved in skin inflammation.

Weight loss: Helps to maintain blood sugar levels in a healthy state thus reducing hunger / cravings. The oil also boosts metabolism, which also assists in weight loss. It acts similar to insulin in the body. Insulin usually regulates the way that the sugar is broken down and used to energize the body.

Food flavouring, preservation and cosmetics: Used in sugar-free gum, hard candy, tea, and in commercially prepared baked goods. Cinnamon oil is used as an ingredient in toiletries, such as toothpaste, mouthwash, soap, and body lotion. It’s also used to scent room sprays, candles, and seasonal items like pinecones and garlands.

Natural Aphrodisiac: Cinnamomum extract has been known to improve sexual function by effectively boosting both sexual motivation and erectile function.

Massage and Muscle relaxation:  Cinnamon oil enhances circulation, thus nourishing the skin and thereby improving skin tone

How to Use

Aromatically: Cinnamon oil can be diffused throughout your home using a diffuser (5 drops oil to 100ml of clean water in a diffuser). You can also directly inhale the oil by sniffing it right out of the bottle or applying some to your skin and clothes and smelling it that way, similar to a perfume.

Topically: You should always dilute cinnamon oil with a carrier oil like coconut oil in a 1-2 drop of oil to 10ml of carrier oil ratio before applying it directly to skin.

Internally: Cinnamon oil is safe for consumption, because it is a very high-quality food grade oil. You can add a drop to water, tea or take it as a dietary supplement by mixing one drop with honey or a fruit blend.

Cooking: Up to 2 drops, or as much as required cinnamon oil to recipes. Cinnamon oil tastes like a very strong version of cinnamon spice so you can use the oil wherever you’d use ground cinnamon.

Perfumery: A great sweet and warm, powdery tenacious spicy note. Perfumery is an extensive subject which also requires expert knowledge and application. It is never to late for you to try, though, and make trial samples for your own DIY perfume, or roll on.

Improving field crop yields: Like several essential oils rich in chemicals that make cinnamon essential oils a great biorepellent agent, the oil also provides good scent and attraction to pollinators for fields in bloom. There is great potential in organic farming, for improving farm productivitiy where a 5-10% solution is used in spraying field crops in bloom.

Before Use:

Although cinnamon essential oil is known to be well tolerated, precaution should be taken for persons who know or suspect that they may have an allergy to aromatic oils or any know compounds in the oils. Any symptoms of allergy have to be checked before using cinnamon oil on your skin.

Essential oil concentrates should never be applied in excess of the recommended doses (drops or dilution) because of the high potency which can cause unintended effects.

Side effects and management in event of misuse/ingestion:

Possible side effects from over – use and mis – use of Cinnamon essential oil include (a) Possible Skin Issues – may trigger certain skin issues. (b) May Lower Blood Sugar/glucose levels way too much and (c) May affect the Liver.

Additional information:

Aadrea Cinnamon oil is packaged in durable aluminum cans or labelled amber bottles . Alternative packaging and seals will be specified when available.

Essential oils  lose their potency when exposed for long periods to oxygen and direct sunlight. Store the oil in its original sealed container, in a cool dark space.

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Shelf-life Information

Our essential oils have been made using an ideal and chemical neutral /free process of either steam distillation, cold press and supercritical extraction. The purity of the oils has been ensured by keeping the amount of hydration/water content and other elements at the lowest level. With this in mind, we are confident that the product will remain effective if you store it in its primary bottle/container, away from direct sunlight, excessive heat and minimize the periods the bottle is opened (during which the oil potentially gets exposed to oxygen).

Your essential oil should remain viable (with the full optimal potential to deliver the intended benefit) for an average of 36 months (3 years)*** from the date of its manufacture.

***Click here – to refer to Our Safety and Precautions page for more detailed information on essential oils and carrier oils safety and shelf life.