November’s Essential Oil of the Month: Cinnamon!

7 Nov

Botanical Name: Cinnamomum  zeylanicum  

Source:  Leaf

Overview:

Welcome November with cinnamon leaf essential oil!  Autumn is here and the temperatures are beginning to drop which makes this the perfect time to incorporate cinnamon essential oil in your home.  This essential oil has a wonderful spicy and warming aroma which is nice to have on chilly nights as it helps to make your home feel warm and cozy!  Cinnamon is a great oil to diffuse in the home as it is power packed with germ fighting potential thus keeping colds at bay.  This wonderful essential oil is also a stimulant and helps to lift your mood. If you are feeling sluggish as the days are becoming shorter, Cinnamon may be just what you need to make you feel more energized and alert!

Uses & Facts:

  • Was used medicinally by the ancient Egyptians, Romans, Greeks and Chinese.
  • Cinnamon has been highly traded since antiquity, it was among one of the most expensive spices during the spice trade times.
  • Its aroma is commonly used in making perfumes.
  • Can be used as an insect repellant.
  • Helps create a positive and uplifted mood.
  • Use in a diffuser or nebulizer to reduce germs and strengthen your immune system during cold and flu season.
  • Great oil to use in cleaning as it contains broad spectrum antiviral properties.

Recipes:

Spicy Autumn Diffuser Blend

4 drops Cinnamon
3 drops Ginger
5 drops Orange

Cinnamon Hot Cocoa Recipe

Ingredients:

1 cup milk
1 Tbsp half and half
2 ounces chocolate coarsely chopped (Whatever variety you like; milk, dark, or white)
1-2 drops Cinnamon essential oil

Directions:

Place cup of milk in a small pot over medium heat.  Stir occasionally, once milk has heated up (about 5 minutes) add the chocolate.  Stir continually until the chocolate has melted and is combined with the milk.  Add the half and half, stir for a minute more.  Carefully pour into mug.  Add 1-2 drops of Cinnamon essential oil, stir to combine.  Enjoy!

*If you like your cocoa a bit sweet you can add 3-4 ounces of chocolate and or also add a bit of sugar to it.

Come on in and shop our studio or on-line!  For the month of November receive 10% off your Cinnamon pure essential oil purchase!

As always, check out our website atwww.YourBodyNeeds.com for more information and recipes!

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