Native to Southeast Asia, most notably Sri Lanka, cinnamon leaf is originates from the evergreen cinnamon tree. Although the inner bark features the most renowned essential oil derived from the plant, its waxy green foliage, along with twigs, is the source of another separate oil. Bearing warm and earthy spiciness, cinnamon leaf essential oil is different from its cinnamon bark counterpart in that it is relatively milder and subtly clove-like.
Plant Part Used
Leaves and twigs
Medium. Spicy, musky and warm with mild notes of clove.
Soothing, reinvigorating, stimulating and cleansing. Uplifts occasional cloudy moods and energizes tired minds. Ignites the passions.
Blends Well With
Bergamot, Cardamom, Clove, Coriander, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Neroli, Nutmeg, Orange, Peppermint, Peru Balsam, Petitgrain, Rose, Rosemary, Thyme, Vanilla, Ylang Ylang
History of Cinnamon Leaf
Cinnamon is an incredibly popular spice that has been used the world around since ancient times. Although cinnamon bark, with its many culinary applications, has received most of the glory throughout the centuries, cinnamon leaf is rich with beneficial attributes as well. While the better-known bark gets much of its spicy kick from cinnamaldehyde, those that find the scent of cinnamon bark to be too intense, cinnamon leaf offers a somewhat milder take on the spice, with a charming clove note that comes from that impressive phenol, eugenol.
Using Cinnamon Leaf Oil
All essential oil blends are for aromatherapy use only and are not for ingesting!
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Bath & Shower
Add 5-10 drops to hot bath water, or sprinkle into shower steam before getting in for an at-home spa experience.
8-10 drops of essential oil per 1 ounce of carrier oil. Apply a small amount directly to areas of concern, such as muscles, skin or joints. Work the oil gently into the skin until it is fully absorbed.
Inhale the aromatic vapors directly from the bottle, or place a few drops in a burner or diffuser to fill a room with its scent.
This oil can be used in your homemade DIY projects, such as in candles, soaps, and body care products!