Cinnamon Leaf - Cinnamomum zeylanicum

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Botanical Name -  Cinnamon leaf - Cinnamomum zeylanicum.

Plant Origin - Sri Lanka.

Oil taken from - Leaves and twigs.

Extraction Method - Steam distillation.

Aroma Description - Gently sweet and spicy aroma, with woody and musky



Side note on which Cinnamon to choose -

Cinnamon Bark has a stronger more pungent 'Cinnamon' aroma due to the higher content of Cinnamadehyde, Cinnamon leaf has more Eugenol which is a strong antiseptic and anaesthetic compound and less Cinnamadehyde so it has a softer and more gentle Cinnamon aroma.

Cinnamon leaf is used more in Aromatherapy as it is less likely to irritate the skin once diluted in a carrier for massage than Cinnamon Bark.  Cinnamon Bark is better for burning and natural candle making.

If your unsure which type you have at home from the fragrance alone, have a look at the colour - Cinnamon Leaf is is a pale yellow colour, Cinnamon Bark usually has a reddish tint to it and is a much darker colour.

Cinnamon Bark and Leaf should not be used at all during pregnancy.

Cinnamon Bark is a little more expensive than Cinnamon Leaf.


Traditional uses for Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil include -

Anti-inflammatory, good for digestion, skin rashes, acne and arthritis.

Aphrodisiac qualities. 

Antimicrobial - useful when fighting infections such as sore throats.

helps stabilize insulin release and blood sugar levels, preventing chronic fatigue, sugar cravings and overeating.

Anti-fungal, can be used to help combat Athlete's foot, Ringworm etc.

Stimulating to the circulation and warming and soothing for tired and sore muscles.

Useful insect repellent - best used in combination with Citronella.

Cinnamon Leaf blends well with -

Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, Ginger, Grapefruit, Tangerine, Clove, Lemon, Bergamot and Mandarin Essential Oils amongst many others.


Mantra Aromatherapy's Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil is -

A pure and neat Essential Oil that has not been blended/adulterated or diluted in any way.

It is a Vegan product that is cruelty free.

Is presented for retail in a pharmaceutical grade brown glass bottle with a tamper proof cap and its own dripper insert for ease of use.

Each product purchased is freshly decanted from verified stock in the Uk in Wales.

Mantra Aromatherapy's Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil is a Therapeutic Grade product and can be used as part of a Holistic treatment.


Product Safety -

Always store pure Essential Oils/Absolute Oils in brown glass bottles in an upright position with their cap firmly secured in place.

To maximise the shelf life of any Essential Oil/Absolute Oil it should be stored out of direct sunlight, in a cool, dry environment.  - A medicine cabinet is ideal!

Essential Oils/Absolute Oils should never be -

taken internally,

put on the skin without being correctly diluted first. 

never be put in or near the eyes nor put on areas of damaged or inflamed  skin. 

they should be stored away from children and used with caution around babies, small children and pets.

care and Medical advice should be taken before using Essential Oils/Absolute Oils if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or if you have a medical condition.

Always patch test before using any new Essential Oil/Absolute Oil.

Please note - important information - 

Disclaimer for Mantra Aromatherapy's Essential Oils, Absolute Oils and

Products -

The section on the Traditional Uses of Essential Oils/Absolute Oils is just that - what each Essential Oil/Absolute Oil has been used for Traditionally by generations of users. 

Mantra Aromatherapy are not making any medical claims for the uses of any of the Essential Oils/Absolute Oils/Products we sell. 

Essential Oils/Absolute Oils should not be used to treat, cure or prevent any medical condition and they should not be used to substitute mainstream medical treatments. 

We reflect only what has been written about the reputed traditional uses of each Essential Oil/Absolute Oil to help guide you to a starting point for your own personal requirements, enjoyment and research.