Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil – Cinnamomum zeylanicum or verum – is steam distilled in Sri Lanka where it grows abundantly in its tropical environment.
Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil has a slightly smoother and lighter aroma than the Cinnamon Bark oil which from its higher level of cinnamaldehyde is spicier and stronger so is commonly used to deter household insects and creepy crawlies, as an additive to blends which are used for inhaling during the colds and flu season and also as a cleaning agent.
Both oils are extracted from the same species of tree though from different parts.
Cinnamon Leaf oil has a higher component of eugenol than the bark oil so is more popular as an analgesic.
Because of its lighter ‘touch’, cinnamon leaf oil can be more popular in blends used for children presenting a nice spicy note especially with some Valencia orange oil or lemon added.
The combination of Cinnamon oil and lemon together make a pleasant cleaner for floors and greasy spots. The aroma left behind beats the chemical antiseptics.
One of the great benefits of essential oils used to deter animals or insects is that they do not kill. With regular use they will deter the creepies away from entering the house but do not always offer a llifetime solution. They will find their way in through another entrance if they are after certain products like food – sweet or savoury.
Main plant chemical compound is cinnamaldehyde and eugenol
Store your bottle of this oil well away from the reach of children. If the raw oil comes i contact with the skin it can give a burning sensation which is uncomfortable specifically for those with younger skin. Store your below 30c and not to be taken. If pregnant and want to use this oil it is best to get advice fro your Aromatherapist or medical practitioner.