Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil

doTERRA’s Cinnamon Essential Oil

Cinnamon, the common spice, sold in the United States is typically the close cousin Cassia which also is extracted as an effective essential oil with somewhat similar characteristics.  True Cinnamon essential oil has more intense properties, is more costly, and some feel more effective.  The tropical Cinnamon tree is common to Southeast Asia where the highest quality Cinnamon is grown.  Essential oils can be processed from both the inner bark or the leaves of the tree resulting in much different properties.  Hence it is important to identify which Cinnamon oil you are using.  The oil referenced here is Cinnamon bark and is steam or water extracted from the inner bark of the tree.

Historically, Cinnamon was so popular, it was the main reason behind the occupation of Ceylon, first by the Portuguese, then the Dutch and then the British.  It has been produced in Sri Lanka for over 2,000 years. Ancient writings reflect that using Cinnamon in the home and wearing on the edges of clothes attracts wealth and abundance; besides a flavoring in many recipes, has great medical properties.

 DōTerra Cinnamon is of the family Laureaceae, grown in Indonesia and distilled from the bark of the tree.


Cinnamon oil can use for aromatic, topical or dietary purposes.  It is among the most antiseptic of the essential oils, and many people find it to be highly romantic.


Anti-bacterial, Anti-depressant, Anti-fungal, Anti-infectious, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant, Anti-parasitic, Anti-viral, Aphrodisiac, Blood Cleanser and Purifier, Candida minimized, destroys common sources of E.Coli, Salmonewlla, Staphylococcus and Listeria, Food Preservative, Herpes Relief, Immune System Stimulant, Natural Diuretic; mixes well with Citrus oils, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Patchouli, Lavender, Rosemary, Clove, Oregano (with coconut oil), Basil, Roman Chamomile.

Typical Applications:

Since Cinnamon is both an emotional and physical stimulant its benefits can be enjoyed in a number of ways.  Diffusing or as a bath oil (only a small amount since it is very strong, ie hot) can invigorate and help and uplift. As a physical stimulant it can be mixed with a carrier oils and applied topically for sore and painful muscles and joints.  Some suggest that for digestive problems that simply a drop of Cinnamon mixed with warm water and a sweetener then slowly sipped helps.   It is best to dilute Cinnamon oil, about 1 drop to 40 or 50 drops of fractionated coconut oil, before applying on the skin. 

Cinnamon oil is said to be an aphrodisiac for many. Try aromatic on a regular basis.


 Research at the Wheeling Jesuit University in the USA has proven that the scent of Cinnamon has the ability to boost brain activity. The team of researchers led by Dr. P. Zoladz found that people who were administered with Cinnamon improved their scores on cognitive activities such as attentional processes, virtual recognition memory, working memory and visual-motor response speed.

Researchers at the US Dept. of Agriculture’s Human Nutrition Research Center in Beltsville, Maryland, studied the effect in various food substances including Cinnamon on blood sugar. They found that a water-soluble polyphenol compound called MHCP which is abundant in Cinnamon synergistically acted with insulin and helped in the better utilization of insulin; so patients diagnosed with type two diabetes use less insulin. To sooth diabetes progression, combine 5 drops of Cinnamon with 5 drops of Cypress and apply to bottoms of feet and over Pancreas.

Nicole Stevens published results of testing Cinnamon on various cancers with amazing results. See her publication from 2007. (






Cinnamon can be irritating to the skin, especially sensitive areas, therefore dilute with a carrier oil and use a skin test before topical application.  This is a GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) oil for internal consumption but should be done so with proper dilution and used with caution)  It is recommended to not use it internally with young children. Consult professional advice before use by those who are pregnant or nursing mothers.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


Calming, Harmonizing Sandalwood

DoTerra Essential Oil

Sandalwood Essential Oil
Santalum album

With a documented history of use of several thousand years and a wide variety of applications, sandalwood is most notable for its smoothing effects on skin and for its mood-enhancing properties

Properties: Antiseptic, antidepressant, antitumor, astringent, aphrodisiac, sedative, calming and tonic.

Historical Uses: Sandalwood essential oil has been used historically as an incense for ceremonial or ritual work. It has also been used during the embalming process.

Possible Uses: doTERRA sandalwood essential oil may help relieve symptoms associated with the sciatic nerve. It may also help with regenerating bone cartilage, acne, catarrh, coughs, circulation, depression, cystitis, lymphatic system, hiccoughs, menstrual problems, medication, nervous tension, nerves, skin infection, regeneration, tuberculosis and may help increase oxygen to the pineal and pituitary glands.

Aromatic Guide: Diffusing doTERRA sandalwood essential oil balances, calms and harmonizes the emotions. It can also help during mediation.


  • Topically – Sandalwood essential oil can be applied neat to the skin. Apply to reflex points or directly to the area of concern.
  • Aromatically – Diffuse the essential oil.
  • Internally – Take internally with gel capsules or with food/beverage. Sandalwood has been categorized as a Food Additive (FA) and Flavoring Agent (FL) by the FDA.


  • Bronchitis
  • Diarrhea
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Impotency
  • Bladder Infections
For sore throats, laryngitis, or congestive infections, take with juice, agave, honey or it can be gargled or used topically on the throat or in a lymphatic massage.
Use with a full topical or foot massage to treat emotional issues.
Diffused it is antibacterial and can help with coughing as a sedative or a calming application.
Mix 1-2 drops of sandalwood oil with 1-2 ounces of pure cranberry juice (not sweetened) 3 times per day for relief of bladder or urinary track infections.
Dilute 1 drop of oil in 1 tsp. honey or 4 oz. of beverage for dietary supplement (not for children under 6 yrs of age.  Use in caution and in greater dilution for children over 6 yrs of age).
This essential oil is found in the following doTERRA signature oil blends: Elevation, Immortelle, Serenity, Whisper

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 752 other followers