CEYLON CINNAMON ESSENTIAL OIL PROFILE
This luscious cinnamon oil is distilled for Floracopeia from leaves on a sustainable 25-acre farm in Sri Lanka. The leaves are dried and steam-distilled in handmade equipment according to age-old local wisdom. Each distillation takes about 9 hours and, after separating the oil by hand, yields about 3kg of pure essential oil. The hydrosol is then reused for the next batch and the leaves, from which the oil has just been extracted, are immediately dried in the warm breeze and reused as fuel for the next batch, so the process is entirely self-sustaining.
The botanical name is cinnamomum zeylanicum, sometimes also called cinnamomum verum (“true cinnamon”). It is generally referred to as Ceylon cinnamon, Ceylon being the old, pre-independence name for Sri Lanka, the native home of true cinnamon. This is an important distinction as most of the cinnamon and cinnamon oil available in the US is actually cinnamomum cassia, which is a poor cousin of true cinnamon.
HOW TO USE CEYLON CINNAMON ESSENTIAL OIL
- In the Diffuser: Cinnamon warms the heart and mind with stimulating, delicious spice. Like other spices, this oil will help to open the breath and to relieve heaviness and lung discomfort. Diffuse a combination of one drop of cinnamon and 6 drops of mandarin oil to encourage relaxation and lift spirits.
- Botanical Name: Cinnamomum zeylanicum
- Family: Lauraceae
- Composition: 100% Pure Ceylon Cinnamon Essential Oil
- Origin: Sri Lanka
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Cultivation/Harvesting: Sustainably cultivated
- Plant Part: Leaf
- Bottle Size: ½ fl oz (15 mL)
AROMATIC PROFILE AND BLENDING INFORMATION FOR CEYLON CINNAMON ESSENTIAL OIL
- Perfumery Note: Base to Middle
- Odor: Spicy, woody, resinous; rich and penetrating
- Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium to Strong
- Dry-out: sweet, delicate, spicy-herbaceous
- Blends Well With: Spice and herb oils such as basil essential oil, clove essential oil, fennel essential oil, ginger essential oil, and marjoram essential oil; grass oils like gingergrass essential oil, vetiver essential oil and palmarosa essential oil. Can also be used with agarwood essential oil or cedarwood essential oil.
SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS FOR CEYLON CINNAMON ESSENTIAL OIL
Cinnamon oil is a mucous membrane irritant and strong skin sensitizer. Use only in very low dilution (less than 1%). Do not apply directly to delicate skin or near eyes or mucous membranes, even in dilution. Do not take cinnamon essential oil internally.