Cinnamon Bark (Cinnamomum Zeylanicum) Essential Oil

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In the culinary arts, Cinnamon is often the cook’s secret ingredient to enliven recipes. Cinnamon Bark essential oil can prompt a captivating feeling of aliveness.

The warm and intense aroma of Cinnamon Bark essential oil stimulates the appetite and ignites the senses. When pursuing sparks of creativity, softly inhaling Cinnamon Bark can usher in inspiration. It has a sweeter aroma than Cinnamon Leaf and is also a pleasing addition to natural household cleaners.

Cinnamon Bark essential oil is derived from the thick bark of tropical evergreen trees through a steam distillation process. The tree has shiny green, leathery leaves, small white flowers and oval bluish-white berries. The leaves have a spicy aroma when bruised and the oil is distilled from the new shoots of the inner bark of the tree.

Use this essential oil sparingly; one drop goes a long way because it oh so VERY potent, concentrated and odiferous!


- Botanical Name: Cinnamomum Zeylanicum
- Origin: Sri Lanka
- Method: Steam Distillation
- Plant Part: Bark
- Note: Middle
- Family: Lauraceae
- Blends Well With: Citruses, Clove Bud, Frankincense.
- Aroma: Sweet, spicy, sharp, and warm. The odor effect is warming and stimulating: a reputed aphrodisiac.
- Consistency: Thin
- Color: Clear – Pale Yellow
- Purity: 100% (NOT diluted; NO additives; NO fillers - EVER)
- Therapeutic/Medicinal Quality?: Yes!!
- Shelf Life: 4 Years


(Potential to be useful when used safely and appropriately)

- Circulatory: arthritis, poor circulation
- Digestive: parasites, poor digestion, indigestion
- Immune: infection
- Muscular: spasm, cramp, ache, pain
- Nervous: nerve pain
- Skin: bacterial infection, athlete's foot, eczema, psoriasis, fungal infection
- Home: airborne germs, surface germs, insect repellent

- Additionally: Can be vaporized as an anti-depressant room scent, or as a fumigant during infectious illness.


(Please reference the Appendix on this site for definitions)

analgesic, anti-bacterial (bactericidal), anti-fungal (fungicidal), anti-helmintic (vermifuge), anti-infectious, anti-microbial/anti-septic, anti-parasitic (parasiticide), anti-putrescent, anti-spasmodic, anti-viral, aphrodisiac, astringent, cardiac stimulant, carminative, digestive, disinfectant, emmenagoguic, febrifugal, haemostatic, insecticidal, parasiticidal, rubefacient, stimulant (circulatory, digestive), stomachic, vermifuge, warming.


Diffusion: Use one to four drops in the diffuser of your choice (this oil is VERY strong/potent, but you decide how strong you want the scent to be). Ideally, diffuse essential oils for 30-60 minutes on, then 30-60 minutes off. This is not only safer, but it’s also more effective as both our bodies and our nervous system habituate to essential oils after this period of time. Whenever you are using or diffusing essential oils, some air exchange (fresh air) is advisable. Do not diffuse around cats and dogs.

Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil (Jojoba, Sunflower, Olive, Coconut, Almond, etc.) to minimize any skin sensitivity. Proper dilution ratio and a link for you to learn how to properly dilute is below.


CAUTION: Never use if taking aspirin, have bleeding disorders, and before or after surgery, as it is anti-coagulant (inhibits blood clotting).

CAUTION: Highly irritant to skin and mucous membranes. Avoid skin applications of the oil and also steam inhalations. However, the oil may be used in low concentrations in a diffuser as a room scent or fumigant.

DRUG INTERACTION(S): Avoid inhaling, using topically, or ingesting if using aspirin or other blood thinners. Avoid using internally if using diabetes medication.

- Safe for which ages?: All
- Safe for pregnancy?: No (embryotoxic)
- Safe for breastfeeding?: No* (*not likely to be dangerous if used during breastfeeding (embryotoxic means "toxic to baby growing in utero"), but that is a call you alone have to make.
- Safe for dog?: No
- Safe for cat?: No

Max Topical Dilution: 0.01% (based on cinnamaldehyde content. Using more than topical max can cause irritation or sensitization).

Learn more about dilution for all ages, bottle types, etc.

NEVER USE ESSENTIAL OILS INTERNALLY IN ANY AMOUNT, UNLESS DIRECTED BY A LICENSED AROMATHERAPIST OR PHYSICIAN. Do not use if pregnant, nursing or if under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use undiluted on skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions.

Safety Guidelines & Explanations:

Information sourced from - Essential Oil Profiles: Aromatherapy reference manual for the beginner and beyond (book), by Lea Jacobson, Certified Clinical Aromatherapist. Purchase by clicking here.

Please see the following websites for different uses & safety:


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Please keep out of the heat, the sun and the light. It is best to store essential oils in a cool, dark place or room. Do not leave in your vehicle in warm (75+ degrees) or very cold temperatures. Heat especially destroys the medicinal/therapeutic properties of essential oils. Make sure to keep cap tightly closed. It is best to use your essential oils within one year, although they will last much longer than that if taken care of properly (above). If not taken care of properly, essential oils can degrade and/or go rancid, and will no longer be medicinal/therapeutic for you.


The information provided is general and should not be taken as medical advice. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or disorder. Please consult your health care professional, especially if being used during pregnancy, before using our Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil. Neither Victoria Kay Designs nor associated business entities guarantee the accuracy of this information.

Victoria Kay Designs is not responsible for users who use this essential oil unsafely. More than enough information, and reference information to legitimate sources is available on this website for users to educate themselves. If buyers/users choose not to educate themselves and use any essential oil irresponsibly - that is not the fault of this business. Victoria Kay Designs is not responsible for any ill-fated reactions, i.e. sensitivity, irritation, phototoxicity, internal damage (taking internally), illness, death, etc., etc. due to usage of any essential oil information on this website/not on this website, or essential oil sold on this website or sold at arts & crafts shows. Users assume all responsibility once product passes into their hands.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.