We call upon Cinnamon for a great many things. It spices our cookies, reminds us of the holiday season and serves as the sole ingredient in the infamous cinnamon challenge (if you’re not counting bravery, of course). But Cinnamon serves a larger, and arguably more significant, purpose in its essential oil form. Join us as we count down five ways Cinnamon can go beyond spicing your food and spicing up your daily health.
1. Energizes: Cinnamon Leaf is a natural botanical energizer, with its sweet and spicy notes able to reinvigorate the senses. Instead of brewing another pot of coffee, try adding a few drops of this essential oil to your ultrasonic diffuser. Or, if the day’s errands are taking you on the road, load up your personal inhaler with Cinnamon Leaf oil to keep your energy level on a full tank.
2. Enlivens the atmosphere: Is the air in your home or office feeling a bit stale? Before you go opening all the windows (something you might not be able to do in the colder months), reach for your Cinnamon Leaf oil. When diffused, this essential oil can add a layer of comfort and joy to your space. As an alternative to diffusing, you can add a few drops of Cinnamon Leaf to your potpourri. This could be especially advantageous in your washroom.
3. Prevents the spread of sickness: Cinnamon Leaf possesses something called eugenol, a constituent of clove bud and an inhibitor of virus growth. By diffusing Cinnamon Leaf oil, you canhelp your body fight off bacteria that may cause illnesses. For more on Cinnamon and its bug-fighting abilities, check out ourblog.
4. Full of healing properties: So, what if you weren’t able to prevent getting sick? Not to worry because Cinnamon Leaf has you covered in your recuperation process. While eugenol is a great inhibitor of virus growth, it is also notable for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. While illness may have befallen you, allow Cinnamon Leaf to help cast it out sooner rather than later.5. Repairs muscles: Living a full life oftentimes means living an active one. Tight and sore muscles are simply part of that equation. That being said, living with sore muscles shouldn’t be a habitual part of life. This is where Cinnamon Leaf comes to the rescue. Filled with analgesic (read: pain-relieving) and anti-inflammatory (read: cell-healing) properties, Cinnamon Leaf oil is a wondrous addition to your next sports massage.
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