by Lori (Roberts) Wilson
One aspect of aromatherapy that fascinates me is the link to memory. You sniff an essential oil and instantly your mind is transported back to something you haven’t thought about for decades.
That’s what Cinnamon essential oil does for me. But I am very careful to sniff from the cap, not the bottle, because it is a hot oil. It’s not hot in that it could burn you, but hot essential oils are very irritating to the skin and mucous membranes. Cinnamon, as well as Clove Bud, Oregano and Thyme Thymol, are among the hot essential oils that must be diluted substantially before use.
I fondly remember the scent of cinnamon in the cider simmering on the stove to warm my winter evening. It wafted from the treats in the oven. No wonder Cinnamon essential oil is known for aiding and balancing digestion, especially blood sugar issues. It even helps relieve those uncomfortable issues known as diarrhea and intestinal gas pain.
While we’re talking organs, Cinnamon essential oil is one of the few oils indicated for stimulating the heart and circulation, so use wisely and in moderation. It is also a stimulant to the respiratory system. Cinnamon essential oil is known to relieve pain and spasms as well.
As the outside temperature drops, the flu seems to increase its presence. Cinnamon essential helps in many ways. It helps fight viruses, bacteria, germs and infections. And if you’re feeling blah from the flu, a cold or just generally blah, the scent of Cinnamon can be especially helpful when mentally or emotionally fatigued, tired or weak. However, Cinnamon essential oil is to be avoided by pregnant women and diluted for children under age 12.
How do you learn the safest ways to use Cinnamon essential oil? Get the book or the free e-book. Foundational Aromatherapy is the book by Leiann King and Brenda Wright and is available here:
and at www.essentialforoils.com
Nearly half of the book is offered as a free e-book, with detailed information about 46 single oils and 25 blends: