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Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil- Is it Powerful?

Hello,

Lots of people ask me what is one of the most powerful essential oils?  For me it is Cinnamon Leaf not Cinnamon Bark however I have decided to really go into depth about Cinnamon Leaf and Cinnamon Bark for the next 3 months. We will discuss their therapeutic  properties, how to use them and their contraindications through videos on my Youtube Channel called Learning Essential Oils with Lorrie .

Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil- Cinnamomum verum J.Presl (Syn : Cinnamomum zeylanicum Blume)

Botanical Family- Lauraceae

Country of Origin- Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Indochina

Major Chemical Constituents- Eugenol (<= 85,00%) Eugenyl acetate (<= 8,00%) Benzyl benzoate (<= 7,00%) Beta caryophyllene (1,50 to 7,00%) Cinnamal (Cinnamaldehyde) (<= 3,00%)

Cinnamon Leaf in Madagascar

The aroma is  spicy, stimulating, warm, and sweet. It is middle note in perfumery. Cinnamon leaves are steam distilled. The color- pale yellow to brownish. Cinnamon leaf is high in a phenol called eugenol. Eugenol has also shown excellent antimicrobial activity in studies, being active against fungi and a wide range of gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria (Marchese A, Barbieri R, Coppo E, Orhan IE, Daglia M, Nabavi SF, Izadi M, Abdollahi M, Nabavi SM, Ajami M. 2017)

Eugenol molecular structure

Cinnamon leaf essential oil also has shown to be effective against Salmonella Newport on organic leafy greens. (Todd J, Friedman M, Patel J, Jaroni D, Ravishankar S. 2013)

In my  five videos, you will learn how to effectively and safely use Cinnamon leaf essential oil  in formulations for colds, flus, coughs, as a protective air spray and for the chills! In these videos, you will see what essential oils that I have combined with Cinnamon leaf.  Here are the essential oils that combine well with Cinnamon Leaf (Hargis L. 2015)

Clove*, Orange, Lemon, Bergamot, Nutmeg*, Coriander, Cardamom, Frankincense, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Ginger, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Rosemary, Niaouli, Ravintsara, Tea Tree, Black Pepper, Sandalwood, Jasmine, Rose*, Myrrh, Lavender, Lime, Pine, Mandarin Red or Green, Oregano, Thyme thymol, Thyme linalol, Savory, Spearmint, Spikenard, Wintergreen, Yarrow and Ylang Ylang

Contraindications- Do not diffuse alone; always blend with other essential oils. Do not use in pregnancy. Skin Irritant. Do not use in bath or steam inhalation. Do not use on children under 8 years of age. When using Cinnamon leaf only use in 0.25 max in most IFRA categories. Please contact me for more information my IFRA calculator  at lorrie@lorriehargis.com

To get more information on Cinnamon leaf –  Here is my Video –

What is Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil?

 

Check out my book, Common Scents, A Practical Guide to Aromatherapy 

Regularly $18.95 for only $10.00

References:

Marchese A, Barbieri R, Coppo E, Orhan IE, Daglia M, Nabavi SF, Izadi M, Abdollahi M, Nabavi SM, Ajami M. 2017, Activity of eugenol and essential oils containing eugenol: A mechanistic viewpoint. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2834603

Todd J1Friedman MPatel JJaroni DRavishankar S. 2013, The antimicrobial effects of cinnamon leaf oil against multi-drug resistant Salmonella Newport on organic leafy greens.

Hargis L, 2015 Common Scents, A Practical Guide to Aromatherapy  French Kitchen Table Publishing

*IFRA- Rose and Clove contain methyleugenol which is considered a skin Irritant when combining Cinnamon leaf with them  this could cause  formulations to exceed the IFRA restriction limits to be considered safe. Nutmeg contains safrole which can only be used in very small amounts and Cinnamon leaf contains small amounts blending them together can cause restrictions in formulations according to the IFRA Standards.

Enjoy all the wonderful attributes of Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil.

Don’t Forget Your Essentials, Use Your Common Scents,

Lorrie

Lorrie Hargis, RA

Essential Oil Blending Workshop in Indiana – Sept 2018

Hello,

Do YOU want to know how to make your own blend using essential oils?

I can’t wait to teach and train you how to blend in a fun, easy, yet scientific way – where you will learn how to make formulations according to the international fragrance standards. This is something that I did here in France as the owner/operator of an organic skin care company for over 11 1/2 years where I transformed over 120 products from Natural to Organic.

It took 7 years to do it! However I did it with a wonderful team and lovely, intelligent chemistry interns from Universities all over France. As you can see in the photo below, I continue to teach Masters II Chemistry Students as visiting professor at the Faculté des Sciences, University of Montpellier – teaching them how to use essential oils in skin care products (facial & body).

So this is where I am coming from – researching ingredients, developing products that were certified organic by Ecocert  and meeting the international standards and European regulations on using essential oils in skin care. Now I am going to share  this information with you, in this Essential Oil Blending Workshop.

Master 11 Chemistry Students at University of Montpellier Science

 Essential Oil Blending Workshop

September 13th, 2018

9am to 11:30 am

JW  Marriott 10 S West St.

Indianapolis, Indiana

Your investment:  $97.00

You will Learn:

What is an Essential Oil?

How do Essential Oils Work Synergistically?

Overview of Essential Oil Chemical/Functional  Families

Understand IFRA (International Fragrance Association)

Make your own blend and learn how to blend to meet the IRA Standards

Prerequisite: Read the Chemistry Section of my book, Common Scents, A Practical Guide to Aromatherapy which you can purchase at this link for Special Offer of $15.00 normally $18.95

Special Offer $15.00

Blending materials are included in the workshop.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. I can’t wait to make blends with you the safe and effective way meeting the international fragrance standards!

All The Best,

Lorrie