Cinnamon essential oil is one of the most versatile essential oils. Cinnamon is also used to extract an essential oil which has its exact sweet, pervading aroma which is very soothing.
How to prepare Cinnamon Oil at Home
1– Get enough cinnamon sticks and stuff them inside the glass jar. If possible, fill up all the empty spaces.
2– Pour the olive oil inside the jar until all of the cinnamon sticks are entirely covered.
3– Place the glass jar in a warm place such as your window. Secure it so it won’t topple over. Leave the jar for about three weeks.
4– Shake the jar daily. This will release the cinnamon oil from the base oil
5– After three weeks, the oil from the cinnamon sticks will be completely released and will be formed as cinnamon oil. Using a piece of cheese cloth or similar material, strain the cinnamon oil. You can also use your fingers to pull out the cinnamon oil from the sticks.
6– Put the cinnamon oil in an amber bottle and store it in a cool, dry place.
Health Benefits of Cinnamon oil.
Urinary Tract Infections
They can be treated by taking a warm water sitz bath with essential oils in it. Use essential oils like cinnamon, eucalyptus and tea tree essential oil. Add 10– 15 drops in this water bath.
The aroma of cinnamon essential oil is uplifting and warming to the senses. Inhale directly from the vial of cinnamon essential oil for about 1 minute. Its warming aroma helps and soothes the mind one overcome negative feelings.
Cinnamon essential oil has a protective effect on the kidneys. It has been found to prevent the kidneys from damage induced by alloxan. It can protect the kidneys from damage by environmental toxins and reduce its workload.
Cinnamon essential oil is used with other anti-rheumatic essential oils to make massage oils for relief from arthritis. Add 4– 5 drops of cinnamon essential oil in a base oil like mustard oil.
Items you will need: cinnamon sticks, a glass jar, preferably amber or green with a wide mouth and straight sides (for ease in straining out the substances), and olive oil.
Add 1 drop of cinnamon essential oil to food after it is cooked. Consuming just 1 drop of cinnamon essential oil provides nutrients from cinnamon.