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Frankincense Boswelia caterii
Country of Origin- Somalia, Ethopia
The aroma is warm, sweet, balsamic, spicy and incense like. It is anti-infectious, analgesic, good for skin disorders and excellent for meditation and centering one self.
Contraindications: Do not use in pregnancy.

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

INTRODUCTION TO AROMATHERAPY WEBINAR- Twelve days before my Birthday Training

Hello,
My birthday is twelve days before Christmas and I feel so blessed to be 56 years old on December 13th with good health and lots of joy and happiness in my life  therefore I wanted to share my birthday blessings with you by  offering  you a special perfume  that I developed. My previous work as a developer for organic cosmetics ( skin care, perfumes, bath and hair products based on aromatherapy) is something I really enjoyed and it makes me  so happy to share it with you in  my song ” Twelve days before my birthday”  as my gift to you while offering my new  Live on line Introduction to Aromatherapy Webinar. Below the Video is  the course offer and the items you will need to be in the course because this is a hands on learning experience.

Please register for Introduction to Aromatherapy on

Sunday, December 13, 2015

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM CET which is 1 pm Eastern Time

Cost- $39.95

at: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/3203706774529151745

You will learn:
What is an essential oil?
Safety with essential oils
Introduction to course essential oils (Lemon, Lavender, Tea Tree, Frankincense, Peppermint Red Mandarin, Ylang Ylang, Refuge, Essential Shield, Core, Inspire, and Recover Blends
How to use Nature’s Sunshine new Authentic Essentials Kit and more.
Make a massage oil
Make a soothing balm
Make a bath salt
Make a diffuser blend to uplift you during seasonal changes for your home or office.
Make a detox clay pack.

You will need this items for the course:

Nature’s Sunshine (NSP) essential oil Authentic Kit *
1 x bottle NSP Red Mandarin essential oil*
1 x bottle NSP Ylang Ylang essential oil*
1 x jar NSP Golden Salve*
1x bottle NSP Carrier Oil *
1x bottle NSP Hydrated Bentonite Clay *

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1 x bottle NSP Aloe Vera Gel*
1 x NSP Sea Salt*
2 x 15ml empty amber bottles *
1 x 1oz. empty jar
2 oz. bottle with sprayer *
½ oz. clear roll-on bottle *
1 x funnel *
Wooden stir sticks
Sticky labels for your bottles*
Small bowls for mixing and blending

*Natures Sunshine Products

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

I look forward to sharing my Birthday Blessings with you at this Webinar.

Don’t forget your Essentials, Use your Common Scents,
Revoir,
Lorrie

Daily Essentials for Stress!

Hello,

We  all have daily stress in our lives. Essential oils are excellent to help balance, relax and soothe the nervous system. I use them regularly in a massage oil or bath each day to help me handle my daily activities that I need to participate in and the ones that I add because I love doing them.  I do my best to focus on the positive each and every day. Stress can come from the exterior such as your job, relationships and the environment and it can come from within when we have anxieties about not being perfect, and  trying to do everything. Every organism in the world has to have some form of stress to survive .Here is a blend of essential oils that will help you when feeling stressed out.

5 drops Refuge blend – you can purchase from Natures Sunshine products

5 drops Red Mandarin Essential Oil

2 drops Frankincense Essential Oil

1/2 oz Carrier oil

Combine the essential oils with the Carrier Oil in a ½ oz. /15ml Roller ball bottle. Roll the bottle between your hands to mix the contents together. Apply twice daily or as needed to the temples, forehead, back of neck, creases in the wrists and elbows  and corresponding reflex points on the hands and feet.

Keep it in your purse or pocket.

Contraindications: Do not use in pregnancy. Phototoxic.

 

Ointments for Cuts when Gardening

Hello Everyone,
I am out the door to Sri Lanka to see this beautiful island of spices however I first wanted to share this Ointment for Cuts when Gardening because this is the time of year we are clearing out the summer garden and putting in the garden for winter. Each year I make a patch of salve which you can get the recipe for on page 23 and 24 of my book, Common Scents, A Practical Guide to Aromatherapy or you can purchase a ready made ointment like Golden Salve by Natures Sunshine.
Heres the recipe:
1 T. Homemade Salve or ready made (Golden Salve)
1 T. Aloe Vera Gel
3 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
3 drops Lavender Essential Oil
6 drops Frankincense Essential Oil

In a bowl,mix the Salve and Aloe Vera Gel until they are blended well together. Add the essential oils and mix thoroughly. You will have a very cool, refreshing salve to the touch. Wash cuts thoroughly and place Ointment on cuts. Repeat as needed.
Contraindications: Do not use in pregnancy.

Here is the video

Don’t forget your Essentials, Use your Common Scents.

Can’t wait to share with you about Sri Lanka.

Au Revoir,

Lorrie