Let’s explore the scent and energy of Cinnamon Essential Oil the aroma itself speaks the language of love. Let’s face it February is a month dedicated to love. So why not have an oil that’s very essence is love!
When one inhales the scent of cinnamon it reaches for the heart and touches the hidden pockets of self. The warmth radiates through us giving the receiver an opportunity to dive deeper into self-love which is all to often forgotten about. When was the last time you took yourself out on a date? Gave yourself a mental health day? Showed compassion for yourself? It is so important that we stay connected to our own inner love and by doing so we can more easily give love to others. This is why I have chosen Cinnamon to represent this months aroma. It reminds us that love is always there, all we have to do is tune into it’s warmth and you will hear it’s own love story.
Cinnamon Oil works well with the lower chakras as well as the heart. It tends to encourage self acceptance, self awareness, confidence and sexual expression. Cinnamon can also help emotionally to work through past trauma, jealousy, control and fear of vulnerability. Enhancing our relationships in healthy well balanced ways.
Emotional and Energetic Benefits: Cinnamon encourages Self-acceptance, inner-love, confidence, strength, generosity, motivation, sexual expression.
Healing properties of Cinnamon include: Analgesic (pain relieving), antiseptic, stimulant, antispasmodic.
You can use Cinnamon in variety of ways this month. Here are a few of my favorites:
1. Light a candle and after a few minutes of letting it burn place a few drops of cinnamon essential oil on the melted candle wax and let the candle continue to burn. As it does it will infuse a warm scent of cinnamon into the room. Note* please use caution when dropping essential oil onto the candle try to keep it away from the flame as essential oil is highly flammable.
2. Another way to infuse the room with cinnamon is by simmering 4-8 cups of water sprinkle a few dashes cinnamon spice to the water. The steam will infuse the space with cinnamons warm soothing love.
3. Cook a meal using Cinnamon spice (not essential oil). One of my favorite desert recipes is to chop up one apple. Place the chopped apple into a sauce pan and add 2 tblsp of water. Sprinkle Cinnamon spice on and around the apple slices. Let it simmer for 4-6 minutes. Scoop out the apple slices and serve with a sprinkle of granola over the top or vanilla ice-cream. Sit and enjoy.
4. Make your own perfume or body oil blend using cinnamon leaf (stay away from cinnamon bark as it it harsh on the skin). In 1/2 oz amber bottle place 1-3 drops of cinnamon leaf essential oil into the bottle. If you would like another oil added any one of these would mix well with cinnamon. Option to add 4-5 drops of any ONE of the following; Sweet Orange, lemon, bergamot, jasmine, geranium, lavender. Once you have your essential oil blended in an amber bottle add in a 1/2 oz of carrier oil (safflower, jojoba, or sunflower tend to work very well on the skin). Gently shake the mixture and let it sit for 5 minutes before using. Cinnamon works well for the heart chakra and the solar plexus so feel free to massage across either of those chakra areas for added support. You can also add a dab to your pulse points on the wrist or behind the ears as a perfume. Either way have fun with it. Be sure to spot check before applying a large amount to the skin. Cinnamon can have harsh reactions to some skin types so use caution. Avoid using around the eyes, mouth, nose and ears.
I hope this helps us all to have a new appreciation and understanding of for cinnamon. Have fun with the warmth and love this scent brings to you.
*Precaution* Do not use while pregnant. Do not use with children under 8 years. Do not ingest essential oils and always dilute with a carrier oil when placing on the skin. Keep away from children and pets.