One of the oldest spices known to man is cinnamon. in ancient Egypt, not only was it valued as a flavoring for averages as well as a medicine, it was also used as an embalming agent. Throughout some of it’s history, cinnamon was so precious it was even considered to be far more valuable than gold.
This musky and spicy scented essential oil has a light yellow tinge, it is has many benefits and uses. Cinnamon leaf essential oil can be used of course as a seasoning, or flavoring. It is also used as an additive in soaps. It is often used diluted in aromatherapy, when added to bath water there can be very healthy side effects. Here are a few uses for cinnamon leaf essential oil.
Cinnamon leaf essential oil has very strong germicidal properties, it is an ideal natural and non-toxic disinfectant. It can be used to clean kitchen counter, refrigerators, toilets, microwave, door knobs, sneakers and other surfaces. Even chopping boards can be disinfected with cinnamon leaf essential oil.
2. Facial Scrub
You can make an excellent rejuvenating facial scrub by combining cinnamon sugar, olive oil and orange juice. This scrub has antiseptic properties which will effectively kill facial bacteria.
3. A Gargle
By adding one or two drops in a glass of purified water you will make a great mouthwash. If you wear dentures, adding some cinnamon leaf oil to some water and hydrogen peroxide you make a great solution for soaking your dentures.
4. Soak Your Feet
You can make a great solution to soak your feet and be rid of fungal infections by mixing warm water and a drop of cinnamon leaf essential oil. People who wear closed shoes or deal with athlete’s foot could benefit from soaking their feet in this solution.
These are just a few of the many beneficial ways you can use cinnamon leaf essential oil in your day to day life.