CINNAMON LEAF OIL
|Common Method Of Extraction
||Warm and Spicy aroma
The cinnamon leaf oil is extracted through steam distillation process.
The chemical composition of cinnamon leaf oil has Twenty-five components
representing 98.8% of the total oil. Cinnamaldehyde [=(E)-cinnamaldehyde]
was the major component which alone constituted 89.8% of the oil. Other
components above 1% concentration in the oil are linalool (2.6),
(Z)-cinnamaldehyde (1.2) and a-pinene (1.0).
Essential Oil Information
Cinnamon a tropical evergreen tree, which grows up to 15meter of height,
with strong branches and thick scabrous bark. The young shoots are
greeny-orange in color and has shiny green and leathery leaves. The flowers
are small and white and the berries are oval in shape and bluish-white in
color. The leaves have a spicy smell when rubbed. Essential oil extracted by
water or steam distillation from the leaves and twigs.
Medium to watery viscous in nature, the oil is yellow in color and has a
warm, spicy and musky smell.
It is used in diffuser or potpourri to purify the air and add a touch of
warmth to the place. It acts as an anti-depressant and reduces drowsiness,
irritability, pain and frequency of headaches. The oil makes a warming
liniment to relax tight muscles, ease joint pain, menstrual cramps, and
The cinnamon leaf essential oil is antiseptic, antimicrobal, stimulant,
parasticide and aphrodisiac. It also acts as astringent and stimulant.
The cinnamon leaf oil is yellow in color and is available in woody and
Blends Well With
Geranium, chamomile, frankincense, ginger, nutmeg, rosemary, black pepper,
coriander and various other citrus oils.
It is a non-toxic oil but possibly be irritant because of the presence of
cinnamaldahyde. Eugenol is irritant to the mucous membranes and should be
use in moderation. It can irritate the skin and even burn sensitive skin so
use carefully during bath. That's why it is avoided in cosmetics and during
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