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Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil - 10 ml

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Cinnamomum zeylanicum, commonly known as cinnamon bark, yields a 100% pure essential oil through steam extraction.

Cinnamon bark essential oil is highly valued in aromatherapy for its warming and stimulating properties, helping to alleviate mental fatigue and promote feelings of comfort.

In natural cosmetic and perfumery applications, it is used for its sweet, spicy, and woody aroma, adding an exotic and captivating touch to various products.

Traditionally, cinnamon bark essential oil has been employed since ancient times for both its fragrance and therapeutic properties, with records of its use dating back to ancient Egypt.

Please note that cinnamon bark essential oil is potent and must be diluted before use to avoid skin irritation.


INCI name ; Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Oil

CAS number 8015-91-6

SKU code ; EN-CIB-0010

EXTRACTION METHOD ; Steam Distilled Essential Oil

PARTS USED ; Dried inner bark

ORIGIN  ; Madagascar / Sri Lanka

COMMON NAMES : Ceylon Cinnamon, True Cinnamon

APPEARANCE : Yellow to reddish brown coloured liquid

ODOUR NOTE : Strong, very warm, diffusive, spicy-sweet, penetrating aroma

QUALITY : 100 % pure and natural whole essential oil.

Approx. Shelf Life: 6 years

STORAGE CONDITION ; Store in a cool dark place


Cinnamon has been one of the spices exported by the Orient for 4000 years.

Known for its fortifying and purifying virtues, its numerous anti-infective properties (bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi) make this essential oil an indispensable part of the home pharmacy kit. 


Cinnamon bark oil is indicated for usages related to colds and flu, and for topical massages related to digestions and stomach pains. 

Cinnamon bark oil can be more irritating to the skin than Cinnamon leaf oil and must therefore, be even more diluted before a skin application than cinnamon leaf oil.


Cinnamon leaf oil holds more Eugenol and less Phenols than Cinnamon bark oil. Cinnamon leaf oil is more indicated for usages related to soothing muscular and joints aches and can be used in a diffuser.


This oil can cause severe irritation if used undiluted. 


Cinnamon bark and cinnamon leaf essential oils are both derived from the Cinnamomum zeylanicum or Cinnamomum verum tree, but they differ in terms of the plant parts used for extraction, chemical composition, aroma, and applications in aromatherapy, perfumery, and skincare preparations.


Plant parts used for extraction: Cinnamon bark essential oil is extracted from the tree's bark, while cinnamon leaf essential oil is extracted from the leaves.


Chemical composition: Cinnamon bark essential oil contains higher concentrations of cinnamaldehyde, which gives it a warm, spicy, and sweet aroma. On the other hand, cinnamon leaf essential oil contains higher amounts of eugenol, giving it a milder, more herbal, and somewhat medicinal aroma.


Aroma: Cinnamon bark essential oil has a richer, warmer, and sweeter aroma compared to cinnamon leaf essential oil. The latter has a lighter, more herbal scent, which is less sweet and warm.


Aromatherapy: In aromatherapy, cinnamon bark essential oil is often used for its warming and uplifting properties. It may help to relieve stress, increase focus, and support emotional well-being. Cinnamon leaf essential oil, with its milder scent and different chemical composition, is considered to have more soothing and calming properties, making it useful for relaxation and stress relief.


Perfumery: Cinnamon bark essential oil is more widely used in perfumery due to its richer, sweeter, and more distinct aroma. It adds a warm, spicy note to fragrances and blends well with other essential oils like vanilla, clove, and orange. Cinnamon leaf essential oil is less commonly used in perfumery, as its aroma is milder and less distinctive.


Cinnamon leaf essential oil is milder and considered safer for use in skincare products. However, it should still be used with caution and in proper dilution, as it may cause skin irritation in some individuals. It can be used in skincare formulations for its antimicrobial, antifungal, and antioxidant properties.


In conclusion, cinnamon bark and cinnamon leaf essential oils offer different benefits in aromatherapy, perfumery, and skincare preparations. 

While they share some properties, their distinct chemical compositions, aromas, and applications make them unique and valuable in their own right. 

Always remember to use essential oils with caution, properly diluted, and according to the recommended guidelines.


Cinnamon bark essential oil is highly valued in aromatherapy for its warming, spicy aroma and numerous therapeutic properties. 


Here are some of the common uses of cinnamon bark essential oil in aromatherapy:


Mood enhancement: Cinnamon bark essential oil's warm, comforting scent can help elevate mood, alleviate feelings of depression, and promote emotional well-being.


Stress reduction: Its calming effect on the nervous system can help reduce stress, anxiety, and mental fatigue, making it ideal for relaxation and meditation.


Energizing and revitalizing: Cinnamon's stimulating properties can help improve focus, concentration, and mental clarity, making it an excellent choice for work or study environments.


Aphrodisiac: Cinnamon bark essential oil is believed to have aphrodisiac properties, which can help promote feelings of intimacy, sensuality, and passion.


Respiratory support: Its expectorant and anti-inflammatory properties can help clear congestion, soothe coughs, and alleviate symptoms of colds and flu.


Pain relief: The warming and analgesic properties of cinnamon bark essential oil can help soothe muscle aches, joint pain, and menstrual discomfort when used in massage blends or diffused in the air.


Immune system support: Cinnamon bark essential oil's antimicrobial, antiviral, and antifungal properties can help strengthen the immune system and protect against infections.


Room freshener: Diffusing cinnamon bark essential oil can help cleanse and purify the air, eliminating odors and creating a warm, inviting atmosphere.


It is important to note that cinnamon bark essential oil is a potent oil and should be used with caution. Always dilute the oil with a carrier oil for topical application.




Massages & body care


  • Not recommended on skin use. Reserve for tagerget spot body massage only.  Use 1 drop of essential oil for 30 ml selected carrier oil or selected butter (0.1 %concentration) ++




  • Ultrasonic Diffusers for air purification, use 10 mn 3 times a day. 1-2 drops in 100 ml water. ++




  • Homecare. a few drops in base soap to disinfect surfaces


For more detailed information, please go check this LINK TO Instructions of use essential oils page




DO NOT USE UNDILUTED and seek medical and specialist advise when in doubt



Reported benefits & properties:


  • Rich in cinnamaldehyde
  • Powerful polyvalent Antiseptic.
  • Very large spectrum Antibacterial.
  • Fungicide, and anti-parasitic
  • Antiviral and Immunity stimulant.
  • Anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic
  • Analgesic.
  • Tonifying, stimulating.
  • Warming effects




Bay Leaf Laurel, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cistus, Clove Bud, Eucalyptus radiata, Frankincense, Ginger, , Lemon, Lemongrass, Myrrh, Nutmeg, Sweet Orange, Patchouli, Peppermint, Petitgrain, Sage, Tea Tree, Thyme, Vetiver, Wintergreen.


For general sanitation:  clove

To help fight skin parasites: tea tree, niaouli, clove 

To help fight dust mite and home parasites: bay leaf, lavender

To help with warts: lemon, tea tree  


Do not use during the first 3 months of pregnancy / breastfeeding 

Keep out of reach of children and pets.

As a general rule, always perform a skin patch test before using your essential oils for the first time.


DO NOT USE UNDILUTED and seek medical and specialist advise when in doubt

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Cindy Cronje
Love EO

Such a lovely romantic room smell. I mix a couple of drops with some orange and it smells like Christmas. Love this!

Cindy Cronje
Love EO

My daughter if 8 has been struggling with Rheumatoid Arthritis since she was 2 years old. We have had her in medication fir years. Ever since we started using EO pain management has been so much easier. Thanks for making this great and affordable EO range for us.

Karlen Nel
Wonderful in some deserts

I use Cinnamon Bark oil in deserts like milk tart and sago pudding... I add 2-4 drops after the mixture has cooled down slightly. I know cinnamon is excellent for regulating your blood glucose levels... I love the taste!