Cinnamon Essential Oil

Cinnamon Essential Oil

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What comes to your mind when you think of Cinnamon? Warm freshly baked donuts sprinkled with Cinnamon and sugar? or do you smell Christmas baking?  If you’ve ever tried freshly grated cinnamon instead of the powdered variety, then you know that there is a difference in potency and flavour. So too, the difference between Cinnamon and Cinnamon Essential Oil.

The essential oil is steam distilled from the bark, making it super concentrated and potent. It’s not an oil that you want to muck around with, as it is hot and can cause skin irritation. However, treated with care, this essential oil packs a punch.

Properties of Cinnamon Essential Oil:

  • Anti bacterial
  • Antifungal
  • Antidepressant
  • Anti-infectious
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti microbial
  • Antioxidant
  • Antiparasitic
  • Antiseptic
  • Antispasmodic
  • Anti viral
  • Astringent
  • Immune stimulant
  • Sexual stimulant

Phew! To read more about the health benefits of Cinnamon, you may like to visit this blog.

 

Cooking with Cinnamon Essential Oil

It’s no exaggeration that you need the teensiest tinies bit of Cinnamon Essential oil in your cooking as it packs a punch. Here’s a few recipes you might like to try:

The best part is that Cinnamon has amazing metabolic properties, so when you use it in your cooking, you win!

Emotional benefits of Cinnamon Essential oil

According to the book “Emotions and Essential Oils” Cinnamon is the oil of Sexual Harmony, as it “supports the reproductive system and helps heal sexual issues”.

“It assists individuals in accepting their body and embracing their physical attractiveness. Cinnamon dispels fear of rejection and nurtures healthy sexuality. It rekindles sexual energies where there has been repression, trauma or abuse. It can also bring clarity to souls who struggle with their sexual identity. Cinnamon also assists individuals in relationships where insecurities are shown by jealousy or control. It encourages the soul to let go of control and allow others to be free. Cinnamon can nurture strong relationships based on mutual love and respect. Where there are other insecurities covered by pretense, facade and pride, Cinnamon invites individuals to be honest and vulnerable, thereby allowing true intimacy to emerge”.

 

 

 

Additional information about Cinnamon essential oil can be found here.  To purchase Cinnamon essential oil, click on the image below.

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Top uses for Lavender Essential Oil

Top Uses for Lavender Essential Oil

Looking for the top uses for your bottle of essential oil, or wondering how to use Lavender if you don’t already have it?

1. Lavender has a very soothing component in it called Linalool which is amazing for the skin. If you spend too much time in the sun or touch a hot pan/leave your straightening iron on and forget this is the perfect time to break out the Lavender. It will soothe the redness, take out the heat, prevent peeling and support your skin to heal itself much faster! It is amazing.

2. Works the same way for bites! Get bitten by a mosquito, ant, bee or another nasty little critter? Get Lavender on there it will take out the heat and sting in seconds.

3. Soothe a sore babies bum, mix lavender in coconut oil and use at change time. You can also make your own chemical free baby wipes with cloth wipes or paper roll, coconut oil, essential oils (just a drop of each) and water.

4. Calm down after a tense day, add a pre-mixed cup of Epsom salts  and a few drops of Lavender, mixed in with carrier oil evenly then pop in the running bath.

5. Put a drop on your pillow or in the diffuser and/or massage onto soles of feet and especially big toe to help with a deep and restful sleep for you or little one (dilute with a carrier oil).

6. Do you sneeze, get puffy eyes and feel the effects of season change and things in the air? Try diffusing two drops each of Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint or take a drop of each on your thumb, put your thumb on the roof of your mouth and inhale deeply. The effect is instant!

7. Feeling anxious, stressed and tense after a big day? Massage lavender into your neck and shoulders to help ease tense muscles and relax.

8. Razor relief! Homemade Aftershave- Use after shaving to soothe and soften skin and to lessen the redness and burning caused by razor burn.

9. Add a drop to your moisturiser or dab a dot straight on a breakout. Lavender is amazing for your skin!

10. Use as a natural air freshener, forget toxic, endocrine disrupting synthetic smells, just add 5 drops to a spray bottle with water, shake and spray! You can use in your bathrooms, over your mattress, in the car, anywhere!

Please only use doTERRA Lavender essential oil in cooking as it is FOOD grade. Other brands can not be used in cooking due to lack of purity.

 

10 Unique ways to use Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender-Blueberry-Banana-Coconut Ice Cream Shake

Lavender-Blueberry-Banana-Coconut Ice cream shake

Ingredients:


1 cup vanilla coconut milk ice cream
½ banana
¼ cup blueberries
½ teaspoon raw honey
2 cups full fat coconut milk
Sprinkle of cinnamon
4–6 drops Lavender or Lemon essential oil

Tip: Freeze fruit for a thicker consistency. For low fat coconut milk, combine 1 cup water with 1 cup coconut milk

Directions:
Using a blender, blend all ingredients together until smooth.

Serve in tall glasses.

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