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Cinnamomum zeylanicum, organically produced, steam-distilled bark, Sri Lanka
•Avoid use pregnancy and breastfeeding
•Strong skin sensitizer and irritant
•May inhibit blood clotting
•Antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic
•Respiratory and circulatory stimulant via inhalation
•Helps with Focus and Mental Fatigue


Cinnamon Bark is an oil to be used with extreme caution. Please don’t use it in any “on the skin” application. Save its power for the aroma lamp or the diffuser.

Cinnamon Bark oil is an extremely strong antibacterial and antifungal oil, a wonderful addition to air cleansing blends in the winter. When inhaled, it serves as a respiratory and circulatory stimulant and antiseptic. It is useful in inhalation blends for bronchitis, pleurisy, and can raise body temperature when you are chilled. Cinnamon Bark is wonderful for the type of flu that leaves you shivering.

Emotionally, Cinnamon is useful for emotional and/or mental fatigue and lack of concentration.

What is the difference between this Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil and the Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil we also offer? Analysis of the two oils shows the differences in their chemical makeup. GC/MS analysis of Cinnamon Bark and Cinnamon Leaf oils are offered for your comparison. As you can see, the bark oil is high in cinnamaldehyde while the leaf oil is highest in eugenol (aromatically reminiscent of Clove Bud Oil.) The two do share some common components.

SHELF LIFE: Approximately 3 to 4 years after you open the bottle.  Storing in the dark, refrigerated, and decanting half full bottles into smaller, full bottles will extend shelf life.

WARNING: Cinnamon Bark is both a strong sensitizer and an irritant. It really has NO use in skin care products or toiletries, and should not be used in massage blends. If it IS the appropriate oil to use in a therapeutic blend please keep the dilution extremely low (Recommended usage dilution for Cinnamon Bark oil is 0.07%. ( 0.1% is the equivalent of ONE DROP in 30 - 40 mls.  1 fl oz is roughly 30 mls, so at the very most, one drop per 1.5 of carrier. Less than that for lotion or gel.)

Avoid use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.  It may inhibit blood clotting so should not be used if you are facing surgery, or are already on blood thinners.

 Caution: it may affect diabetes.

**For other possible oils to avoid, please see our Contraindications page.

Certificate of Analysis:

Batch No. SR-0017951

Blends With: Black Pepper, Caraway, Citrus Oils, Clove Bud, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Myrtle, Nutmeg, Orange, Rosemary, Thyme, Tea Tree.

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Cinnamom zeylanicum, dried bark from organic farming, CO2 extracted in Germany
•Avoid use pregnancy and breastfeeding
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Cinnamon Leaf   Cinnamon Leaf
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•Respiratory and circulatory stimulant via inhalation
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•Avoid use pregnancy and breastfeeding
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