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Cinnamon Oil Benefits, What Does It Do?

Mar 01, 2023

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We have been using aromatic plants such as cinnamon for thousands of years for incense, perfume, cosmetics, medical purposes and in our kitchens. Cinnamon, which is the building block of religious rituals in the oldest civilizations, is intertwined with human history. In ancient civilizations, using natural perfumes made from plants was a sign that one was spiritually seeking and a member of a cult. Today, it is still used in religious centers, from Tibetan Temples to the Catholic Church, to make it smell nice and natural.

It is known that the use of cinnamon oil first took place in Egypt. A Chinese inscription dating back to 2800 BC provides information about the benefits and use of cinnamon oil. In 200 BC, Egyptians started using cassia for mummification. Coming to the West, it is mentioned in the Old Testament that cinnamon oil is put into the holy oil used in baptism. Since cinnamon was brought to Europe by the Arabs after long journeys, only people with status could use cinnamon and cinnamon oil. As you can see, the history of cinnamon is at least as old as the history of humanity. This makes the naturally derived cinnamon oil much more valuable.

Cinnamon Oil Benefits

The benefits of cinnamon oil are endless. There are two types of oil made from the bark and leaves of cinnamon. In addition to being used in treatment, you can use it in homes, workplaces, places of worship and anywhere you want it to smell good, as it is a strong odorant. Cinnamon oil, made from tree bark, is used in toothpastes, nasal sprays, cough syrups, and as a pain reliever for dental ailments. Cinnamon essential oil is used in cosmetics, perfumes, and most toiletries, including soaps. Both types are successful in giving flavor to the food, especially used as flavor stabilizer in alcoholic beverages and soft drinks prepared.

Apart from food, it is an ideal product for those who want to take care of their health in natural ways. Cinnamon regulates the rate of sugar in the blood with its ability to lower glucose. It helps in lowering LDL (bad cholesterol) and total collection. It plays an important role in preventing or slowing down heart diseases, as it has the ability to reduce triglycerides (a type of fat in the blood).

Cinnamon oil, one of the antibacterial oils, can be used to extinguish inflammations in the body. As it inhibits the growth and development of pathogenic bacteria, it protects the body from microbes and cleans the blood.

There are benefits to using cinnamon oil as a fragrance. The most well-known of these is that it ensures the regular functioning of the brain, increases concentration and strengthens memory.

Since it calms the nerves, it is good for insomnia and relieving depression. It has a relaxing effect for people experiencing severe stress.

Dropping a few drops into meals or drinking water keeps the intestines working healthily and helps regulate metabolism. When added to water, it helps the body to burn fat. Dieters can consume cinnamon oil in addition to their exercise and diet programs. With its anti-inflammatory feature, it helps relieve pain if you have pain caused by bone, joint and circulation problems in your body. It can be used to strengthen the immune system against infectious diseases such as colds and flu. You can prevent many health problems from occurring by regularly using natural essential oils such as diluted cinnamon oil.

What Is Cinnamon Oil?

Cinnamon, which can be found in dark yellow, dark orange and brown colors, is known as a dry, strong-smelling and sweet spice. Using cinnamon oil alone can be dangerous. If you have dry and sensitive skin, you should reduce the intensity with topical applications. Allergic people may have a reaction when it comes into contact with the skin in a pure form. You might think of 'How to make cinnamon oil?' or 'Where is cinnamon oil used?' Such questions may come up. Cinnamon oil is obtained by steam distillation of the cinnamon tree grown in Sri Lanka. It is obtained by peeling the inner bark of the tree leaves that grow twice a year and distilling the steam. Due to its hot-spicy nature, it creates a synergetic harmony with orange , basil , clove , lemon and ylang-ylang oils . Alfheim cinnamon essential oil, which contains only cinnamon bark oil (Cinnamomum verum), can be used in men's care, room purification and softening the air of the room while doing yoga when combined with other essential oils.

What Does Cinnamon Oil Do?

What Does Cinnamon Oil Do?

Cinnamon oil is a natural oil recommended by pharmacists, pharmacologists and cosmetologists for weight loss and skin care. It makes the skin look younger as it is a powerful antiviral and antifungal. Made from 100% cinnamon bark oil, Alfheim cinnamon essential oil helps to relax muscles and reduce cellulite when massaged into the skin with other supportive essential oils or olive oil. You can use it by adding it to water or by massaging your skin. Although it is recommended to drink after adding four or five drops to a cup of water, we recommend that you consult a doctor or herbalist to get the most healthy yield.

Cinnamon oil helps you get away from the stress of the day. When you use its sweet, aromatic scent as a home fragrance, you can relieve the tiredness of the day. With the completely naturally fermented Alfeim cinnamon essential oil, you can carry the scent of cinnamon on you with the help of a handkerchief even when you are outside, and you can both smell good and increase your quality of life.

How to Use Cinnamon Oil?

You can relax yourself by adding a little diluted Alfheim cinnamon essential oil to your aroma lamp, diffuser or censer to relieve your mental and physical fatigue. You may feel that the anger, tension and fatigue experienced after work are flowing from your body.

Cinnamon oil has been shown to inhibit the formation of protein biomarkers that cause skin inflammation. It is actively used in skin problems such as redness, acne and sunburn. Since cinnamon oil alone can cause skin irritation, you can mix it with other essential oils of Alfheim for a more effective skin care.

Apart from skin care, it can also be used to heal the wound and prevent itching in insect, fly and wasp stings. When you use cinnamon oil diluted with a few drops of olive oil on the injured area, you can see that the itching is greatly relieved and there is no trace of the wound after the wound has healed.

Cinnamon oil can also be consumed orally. Drinking by adding a few drops of cinnamon oil to a glass of water greatly eliminates bad breath. To complete your dental and oral care, you can brush your teeth by adding a little cinnamon oil on top of the toothpaste.

Does Cinnamon Oil Plumper Lips? 

Cinnamon oil in lip care is one of the most preferred products as it contains cassia essential oil. Since it is a calming agent, it does not harm the skin when used topically. As it increases blood circulation in the lips, it makes the lips look fuller.

It is a fact that cinnamon oil has a plumping effect on the lips. You can apply cinnamon oil to your lips by combining several different essential oils. Other oils known for their moisturizing, vitality and plumping effect on the lips are shea butter , coconut oil and bitter almond oil. Dropping a few drops of cinnamon oil into any of these oils will make your lips look the way you want. However, this fullness is not permanent or long-lasting. 3 to 6 hours after cinnamon oil is applied, lip fullness gradually decreases and returns to its original state. Cinnamon and peppermint oil are not among the compatible oils we have just written. Since both oils will have a positive effect on the lips, they give an extreme reaction when used together. Instead, you can get natural and defined lips by adding a few drops of Alfheim cinnamon essential oil to the lip moisturizers we use to moisturize our lips in our daily life, such as vaseline.

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