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Cinnamon is one of the oldest known essential oils. It is recorded in the Ebers papyrus, one of Egypt’s earliest medical texts, dating to approximately 1550 BCE and containing more than seven hundred medicines for everything from asthma to digestive diseases – with instructions to properly embalm the deceased to ensure that they enjoy a happy and afterlife.
Cinnamon essential oil is of medium consistency, varies from golden to yellow-brown in color and has an extremely strong cinnamon odor. In aromatherapy it is considered the middle note.


Cinnamon essential oil stimulates the immune system, improves circulation and libido. It can be used to relieve the symptoms of colds, flu and infections, and has also shown good results in people with diabetes.

When used in meditation, cinnamon essential oil helps transform thinking, relieves anger and frustration, and helps relieve crises in addiction disease.


  • Antibacterial
  • Anticoagulant
  • Antidepressant
  • Antifungal
  • Anti-infective (urinary and intestinal system)
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antimicrobial
  • Antioxidant
  • Antiparasitic
  • Antiseptic
  • Antivirus


  • diffuser
  • as a dietary supplement
  • local application

Cinnamon essential oil should be diluted with 20:80 base oil (one part cinnamon oil in four parts base oil).


Cardamom, frankincense, jasmine, tangerine, orange, fallen santo, rosemary, rose, tea tree, ylang-ylang


  • Cinnamon essential oil is extremely strong and can cause serious skin irritation if not applied properly.
  • Cinnamon oil should not be inhaled directly as it may burn tender nasal passages.