When you think of cinnamon, what do you think of?
Maybe you think of Christmas and the spicy smell that distinctly follows the cinnamon name. Maybe it makes you think of pinecones or maybe you associate the smell to baking.
Cinnamon is widely associated with winter and the holiday season, but cinnamon bark essential oil has so many more uses and association than that.
When we think of cinnamon, we think uplift and brighten!! Cinnamon bark essential oil has an abundance of hidden talents. It is great for cleansing the air, supporting the immune system, increasing circulation, and decreasing depression.
It has also been linked to assisting in weight loss because of its detoxification properties and digestion support qualities.
There is also the great historical fact that cinnamon is a wonderfully quick, on the go breath freshener; just place one drop on your tongue or dig a clean, unused toothpick in the oil and use as normal.
As you may guess, cinnamon bark essential oil is spicy in scent and can be a little “hot” when you used topically without carrier oil.
Quick and Easy Sugar Scrub
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- ½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 3 drops Cinnamon Bark essential oil
Combine the cinnamon oil, vanilla extract, and sugar together until all ingredients are well mixed. Slowly add the coconut oil until the mixture is the desired consistency and texture.
“Mulled Cider” Diffuser Blend
Fill diffuser to designated line, add the essential oils and enjoy!
Peanut Butter and Cinnamon Energy Bites
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- ¼ cup ground flaxseed
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 drops cinnamon essential oil
- *optional 1 cup grated apple
Mix oats, flaxseed and ground cinnamon. In a different bowl, mix all the other ingredients except the apples. Once combined, pour over oat/flaxseed/ground cinnamon mixture until even coated. Knead all the ingredients together, I recommend using your hands. It might get a little messy but it will mix the best this way. Finally, if you are adding apples, do so now and mix carefully. Using a small ice cream scooper or your hands, scoop out golf ball size. Make sure that the balls are pressed firmly together or they will fall apart once cooled. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator and consume within 4-5 days.