Hello, It is my pleasure to share with you one of my favorite essential oils- Sweet Orange. I am from sunny California and this time of the year is when the Oranges which are called Navel Oranges are starting to be harvested and packed for the Holiday season! The botanical name for the Navel Orange is Citrus sinensis (L.) Persoon (CH.) (Syn : Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck / Citrus aurantium var. dulcis Hayne) and also is the same botanical name of the Sweet Orange from which the rind is cold pressed for the essential oil. Continue reading →
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 .
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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
To get more information on Cinnamon leaf – Here is my Video –
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
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,
The Dandruff Shampoo Formulation was such a popular formulation that my team and I decided to share my LICE preventive shampoo and treatment that I have used for over 15 years. Essential oils are excellent repellants and help to suffocate the eggs of the lice along with Jojoba and Carrier oils.
First of all, Shampoo the hair with this Lice Preventive Shampoo Formulation that I show you how to make on the video, then place the Lice Preventive Hair Treatment Formulation on the hair that I also teach you how to make on the video; then comb it with a lice comb. Place shower cap on the head with all the hair in it, keep it on overnight. Next morning, re shampoo the hair with the Lice Preventive Shampoo. I continue to use the Lice Preventive Shampoo and comb the hair out everyday for 10 days. Then on the tenth evening I re- apply the Lice Preventive Treatment and next morning Shampoo the hair with Lice Preventive Shampoo. Please make sure you keep using the Lice Preventive Shampoo on a regular basis combing the hair each night until all eggs are gone.
Here is the Formulation on my Video called Daily Essentials: ” Natural Treatment for Head Lice!”
Don’t Forget You will get Formulations just like this in my Workshop, “Essential Formulations for A to Z Ailments,” in Texas on April 13th translated in Spanish by Dr. Julissa Hernandez and LIVE Streaming where you can be part of the workshop and make the blends right in your home! We love giving you Options to learn how to use essential oils safely and effectively.
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“Don’t Forget Your Essentials, Use Your Common Scents,”
It is that time of year when we are bustling around getting all the gifts, cooking and also bringing Holiday Cheer to loved ones and those who need our assistance. I love to use essential oils to help myself to be more motivated to get all of these things done and enjoy it at the same time. I am very joyful to offer you this Christmas Aromatherapy Spritzer to bring good cheer to all who enter your house or office during the Holidays.
CHRISTMAS SPRITZER Formulation:
26 drops Inspire Blend- Natures Sunshine
6 drops Frankincense
8 drops Red Mandarin
6 drops Pine Sylvestris ( now in the video I accidentally counted out 8 drops) therefore it is not a challenge to have 6 or 8 drops. It is a Spritzer that is to be used in the air not on the skin.)
2oz glass amber or colored bottle with Sprayer
Place essential oils in the bottle. Add water. Place Sprayer on top and fasten tightly. Roll between hands and shake well. Place label on the bottle. Spray in each corner of the room.
Enjoy the Spritzer and Have a Merry Christmas.
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Au Revoir et Joyeux Noel,
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