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Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil is one that I’ve just begun to use a little more. It’s ironic because it is a main component within one of my absolute must have oils – Thieves. A spicy and refreshing oil to diffuse, use in massages, or incorporate into your immune support routine, Cinnamon Bark is definitely an oil to have in your cabinet!
Making Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil is distilled from the Cinnamomum venum tree found in Sri Lanka. As you might guess from the name “Cinnamon Bark,” the oil is made from the inner bark of these 30′ tall trees. In fact, all cinnamon (including ground cinnamon and cinnamon sticks) are all from the bark of the trees. It just varies on whether or not it is inner or outer bark and how it is processed! (There’s an interesting fact to spice up your life!)
Using Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
Cinnamon Bark is one of the hot and spicy essential oils. Due to this, it is very important that you dilute this oil when using topically. Young Living recommends a 1:1 dilution of cinnamon to carrier oil, but I usually do at least a 1:4 dilution (1 part cinnamon to at least 4 parts carrier oil). Then test on a very small patch of skin to make sure that the dilution is correct for your body!
Cinnamon Bark is perfect for those times when you want a deep massage to help relax and calm fatigued muscles. So mix it in with your favorite massage oils! It is also incredibly immune boosting, so roll it (once again, diluted) on your feet, put on a pair of socks, and let it work its magic. (Or better yet, use Thieves or my DIY immune support roller! Both contain cinnamon bark, along with many other immune support oils.)
Cinnamon Bark also is available as a vitality oil – which means it has been labeled as okay for internal use according to FDA regulations. I love using this oil in my Baked Oatmeal and my Cinnamon Rhubarb Jam! Just remember, a little oil goes a very long ways. One or two drops will be plenty for most recipes. You could also add a drop to your tea or coffee or NingXia Red to make a soothing, spicy cup of delight.
It is also a wonderful addition to many diffuser blends. I love using it in my Pumpkin Spice Blend – a combination of Cinnamon Bark, Clove, Ginger, and Bergamot. But combine Cinnamon Oil with so many other essential oils and you will be delighted by the spicy, refreshing scent wafting through your house.
Products Containing Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
The two most popular products that contain Cinnamon Bark Oil are Thieves and Inner Defense. Both are amazing immune support blends produced by Young Living. It is also a key component with in the Thieves Roller. Another blend that is one of my all time favorites is Christmas Spirit, and Cinnamon Bark can be found within that bottle of goodness as well. All of these blends can be purchased with your Young Living membership or retail account.
You can also always purchase Cinnamon Bark and Cinnamon Bark Vitality oils directly from Young Living! These little bottles are the perfect way to spice up your life in a healthy manner. If you have any questions whatsoever about Young Living or essential oils, please reach out to me with my contact page or on my Instagram account. I’m delighted to support you on your whole journey!