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Latin Name:  Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Part of Plant: Bark
Country of Origin: Madagascar
Method of Production: Steam Distillation

Cinnamomum zeylanicum, also known as Cinnamomum verum, True Cinnamon, or Ceylon Cinnamon, is an evergreen tree native to Sri Lanka, formerly known as the British colony of Ceylon.  A member of the Lauraceae botanical family, Cinnamon is another culinary spice that was traded on the ancient spice routes and is popular for its use in sweet dishes.  Cinnamon Bark essential oil is preferably produced from the inner bark of younger trees that are at least three years old. It is also important to note that even though they are similar in smell, Cassia essential oil is not the same thing and is a fraction of the cost of true Cinnamon Bark oil.


Cinnamon Bark essential oil has a warm, sweet, spicy aroma that is popular in blends during the fall and winter seasons.  Try adding a small amount to Orange, Clove, Nutmeg, and your choice of fir oils, for a warming Holiday diffuser blend. Also, consider blending a little bit with citrus or other spice oils for an invigorating, uplifting blend on dreary days.  Because Cinnamon is a potent skin irritant and sensitizer, some suggest that it should not be used topically. If it is used topically, it should be heavily diluted within safety guidelines, for occasional use, and only on small areas. 


Usage ideas:

  • Add a few drops of an essential oil blend to a diffuser, cotton round, or a tissue.

For convenience on the go…

  • Add up to a total of 15 drops of an essential oil blend to a personal aromatic inhaler (aroma stick).



Dermal Max: 0.07% 

Avoid use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.  Some sources also recommend avoiding use with and around young children.  Possible drug interaction; embryotoxicity; may inhibit blood clotting. It is also known for skin sensitization and mucous membrane irritation.  Use caution in certain instances with anyone who has peptic ulcers, any bleeding disorders, is taking blood thinners or diabetic medication, or near surgery.  If under a doctor’s care, please consult with a healthcare professional prior to use. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Keep out of reach of children and pets.  If swallowed, seek medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center. Do not use undiluted essential oils topically. Possible skin sensitivity. Do not use on broken skin. Watch for any possible interactions or side effects.  Discontinue use if any reaction including skin irritation occurs and if condition persists, seek medical attention. Be sure you are familiar with all safety precautions including any recommended dermal maximums before use.



This product is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  The information on this site is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and is for educational and informational purposes only.  These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).



Sheppard-Hanger, S. (1995). The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual. Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy


Tisserand, R. and Young, R. (2014). Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition. Churchill Livingstone


Burfield, T. (2016). Natural Aromatic Materials: Odours & Origins, Second Edition. Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy


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