Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Cinnamomum vervun
Cinnamon has been a highly prized commodity since antiquity and is one of the most recognizable scents in the world. Cinnamaldehyde is the main constituent in the bark oil. It is used in perfumery to give a blend lift and strength, and is considered a mild fixative. Use this oil with caution in soap making, because it may darken the colour of your product.
A warming and revitalizing aroma.
Blending & Uses
Can be used as a middle or base note. Blends well with benzoin, bergamot, cardamom, clove, frankincense, ginger, grapefruit, lemon, mandarin, marjoram, nutmeg, orange, peppermint, peru balsam, petitgrain, rose, vanilla, and ylang ylang
Use in a diffuser for aromatherapy benefits. Due to its overpowering aroma, it is recommended to blend with citrus oils. Use topically at very low amounts, as can be a skin irritant and sensitizer. Never use neat or in dilutions higher than 1%.
This oil may cause skin sensitization, mucous membrane irritation, and is potentially embryotoxic. Exercise extreme caution for topical use. Avoid during pregnancy or if suffering from epilepsy. Never use essential oils undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children.
Before using topically, perform a small patch test on your inner forearm or back by applying a small quantity of diluted essential oil and apply a bandage. Wash the area if you experience any irritation. If no irritation occurs after 48 hours it is safe to use on your skin.