Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil

Cinnamon leaf essential oil

Latin Name: Cinnamomum verum

Origins: Sri Lanka, Madagascar

Extraction method: Steam Distilled

Plant part: Leaves

Scent: Warm, Sweet, Spicy

Color: Brownish Yellow

Base note:  This means it can take a few minutes for you to smell the scent on your skin, but it lasts. If mixing with other oils, you will smell this after the top note has evaporated.

Properties: Antiseptic, Aphrodisiac, Analgesic, Antispasmodic, Cardiac, Carminative, Digestive tonic, Emmenagogue, Haemostatic, Hypertensive, Immunostimulant, Insecticide, Stimulant, Stomachic, Vermifuge

Kid Safe: No

Cautions: Possible irritant. Recommended not to use more than 0.6% dilution.

Cinnamon leaf essential oil is warm, sweet and spicy. A wonderful oil for Autumn and it gets you in the mood for the season of Samhain/Halloween, Thanks Giving and Yule/Christmas. It is a great pain reliever, especially for aching and sore muscles and its great for depression and exhaustion.

The spice is one of the oldest and most valuable spices of the world. Around 2000 BCE in Ancient Egypt, cinnamon was imported and if you possessed it you would have been considered rich as it was the equivalent to gold. It was used for mostly embalming but also in love potions, incense for religious and medicinal purposes and a gift to the Gods.

Cinnamon leaf is warming and sets a cozy atmosphere, as well as a range of benefits. One of the musts for Autumn!

Benefits of Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil

Cinnamon leaf essential oil has a few benefits when used through inhalation or massage. Below are some things the oil can help with.

Digestive System

Cinnamon Leaf essential oil is a great stomach tonic. It helps with digestion, stimulating gastric acid and helping any sluggishness. It also helps with nausea, diarrhea and indigestion.

Immune System

Great for boosting the immune system, cinnamon leaf essential oil has antiviral, antibacterial and antiseptic properties.  Its an immunostimulant and helps fight infectious diseases such as colds, coughs, flu etc. This study (1) shows that it has the potential to be a good alternative to antibiotics. It speeds up wound healing and it also increases antioxidant powers. This study (2) shows by using cinnamon leaf essential oil topically it helps infected wound healing by increasing tissue antioxidant capacity and keratin biosynthesis.

Muscles and Joints

Cinnamon leaf essential oil is very warming and is great for sore and overworked muscles. It warms the area and helps reduce inflammation, soothing tired muscles and joints. Helping conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, muscular spasms and aches and pains associated with illness such as flu.

Mental and Emotional

Using essential oils by diffusing them can really help with emotional issues. Cinnamon leaf essential oil is great for depression, nervous exhaustion, and stress related illness. Its calming but energizing, helping you get on with your day.


Cinnamon leaf essential oil helps unblock stuck energy, helping clear and cleanse you and your space. It helps to bring love into your life, especially if you are looking for a lover and it helps give a boost to magical workings.

How to use Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil

Massage: Add a  drop to a carrier oil such as Sweet Almond Oil or Fractionated Coconut Oil.  This dilutes the oil and you can then apply to the skin. This will help with physical and mental issues mentioned above. Massage relaxes the muscles and helps the oils absorb into the body.

Skin Lotion/Body Oil: Using a unscented skin lotion or a base oil such as Sweet Almond Oil or Fractionated Coconut Oil you can add a drop of Cinnamon Leaf essential oil to it. You can then use this to moisturize your skin , while helping sore and tired muscles.

Oil Burner/Diffuser: Add a drop of the oil in an oil burner or diffuser to fill the room with the aroma. As you breathe in the scent, you will be come relaxed and calm. Ready for the day ahead.

Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil Recipes

As well as the ingredients below, you may also need a funnel to pour liquids into the bottles and other utensils for mixing.

Muscle Massage Oil

100ml/3.3oz bottle, dark in color to preserve the essential oils.

100ml/3.3oz Fractionated Coconut oil (which ever you prefer).

3 drop Cinnamon Essential Oil

5 drops Black Pepper Essential Oil

10 drops Frankincense Essential Oil

10 drops Juniper berry Essential Oil

Add the essential oils into the bottle. Pour in the coconut oil and shake well. You now have a massage blend that will help sore tired muscles. Warming and soothing them.

As well as the ingredients below, you may also need a funnel to pour liquids into the bottles and other utensils for mixing.

Autumn Spice Diffuser Blend

2 drop Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil

2 drops Ginger Essential Oil

1 drop Clove Bud Essential Oil

1 drop Orange Essential Oil

Place the drops into a diffuser and have the scent fill the room for a calming but energizing atmosphere.

Safety Precaution when using Essential Oils

Please stick to the guidelines on amounts above when using and mixing oils as overuse can cause problems, especially in children. Do not ever apply essential oils neat on the skin or use internally. Only ever mix in a base/carrier oil. Do not use on small children. Test patch the diluted oil (and any other ingredients mentioned above for making your own products) on skin to check for allergic reaction. If in event of an allergic reaction wash the area and seek medical advice.

Where to buy

I buy my oils from Plant Therapy. I love them because they are high quality, therapeutic grade and affordable. I have put a couple of links below, just click on the pictures to be taken to the page. You can also purchase the carrier oils from them too as mentioned in recipes above. If you wish to purchase elsewhere, try to pick therapeutic grade as these are pure and good quality and you will get the full benefits of an essential oil.

To purchase or for more information on each item, click on the images.



Final Thoughts

Cinnamon Leaf essential oil has the scent of autumn and winter. Warming and comforting. The oil is great for boosting the immune system and helping to fight off colds, coughs and even flu. It warms the muscles and helps to release tension by relaxing them.

Helping you get on with your day, cinnamon leaf essential oil will energize you and calm you when things get stressful and down.

Great for clearing and cleansing energy, cinnamon leaf essential oil helps calm and dispel negativity from you and your space. You can use it in your magical workings and to promote love in your life, whether that be a romantic love, friend or self love.


Study 1
Study 2

Disclaimer: The contents of this article is for information only and using any of the methods suggested is at your own risk. Always consult a doctor with any medical condition you may have, especially if you are trying new complimentary medicines.

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