This slightly pungent oil, distilled from the partly dried leaves and twigs of Cinnamomum Zeylanicum, is often used in perfumery for its warm, spicy, "oriental" notes. It has a high level of Eugenol(80-90%) which may cause skin irritation, especially in baths, and thus it is sold only for use in a burner or diffuser, unless otherwise advised by a qualified aromatherapist.
Cinnamon has a warming and spicy aroma which blends wonderfully with the citrus oils and other spices such as Clove or Nutmeg. To create the perfect atmosphere over the festive season blend 1 drop of Cinnamon Leaf, 1 drop of Clove Bud and 3 drops of Mandarin in a burner or diffuser.
To help lift your spirits if you are feeling under the weather try 1 drop of Cinnamon Leaf, 2 drops of Ylang Ylang and 2 drops ofSweet Orange.