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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Lavender-Blueberry-Banana-Coconut Ice cream shake

Lavender-Blueberry-Banana-Coconut Ice Cream Shake

Back in Brisbane and absolutely sweltering! I need one of these!

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.

Want more recipes? I have an amazing collection of essential oil recipes that I can email you- one simple recipe per week.