One of the world’s oldest spices, cinnamon boasts one of the most recognisable aromas. Its use was first recorded in Chinese formularies as early as 2700BC, and the Egyptians used it in the embalming process. The essential oil is cultivated from the bark or leaves (and sometimes a combination). Tinderbox uses cinnamon bark oil, which is also a sweeter option for perfumers.
Aroma: Middle Note
Perfume: Spicy, warm and sweet.
Blends well with: Chamomile, frankincense, ginger, nutmeg, rosemary.
Indications: antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiviral, analgesic, anti-rheumatic, antidote to poison, anti-putrescent, aphrodisiac, digestive, carminative, haemostatic, insecticide, parasiticide, stimulant (circulatory, cardiac, respiratory) vermifuge.
Part of plant used: bark
Type of extraction: steam distillation
Origin of Raw Material: Madagascar, Country of Manufacture: France
Tinderbox products starring cinnamon bark essential oil: Cinnamon Spice Elixir, Bath Oil, Herbal Sacred Smudge Stick, Festive Blend.
Precautions: Always use in high dilutions to avoid skin irritations. High doses could cause convulsions. Avoid if you have high blood pressure and use with caution during pregnancy.