Opening a bottle of Cinnamon Bark essential oil might be the best form of time travel we know. The warm aroma immediately transports you to a night sipping hot cider by the light of a bonfire or a bright Christmas morning, eating a cinnamon roll fresh from the oven. We all have our own history that’s stirred up by the sweet scent of cinnamon, but this sought-after spice has an interesting story of its own—as well as uses that go far beyond baked goods!
1. It comes from a tree.
Just in case the “bark” part of the name didn’t give it away, all cinnamon—not just our oil—comes from the bark of a tree! Cinnamon trees are in the genus Cinnamomum. Our Cinnamon Bark oil comes from Cinnamomun zeylanicum, a tropical evergreen native to Sri Lanka.
2. And it’s different from the cinnamon in your spice rack.
Here’s where Cinnamon Bark essential oil differs from the cinnamon sticks in your cider or ground cinnamon in your french toast. Cinnamon Bark oil is distilled from the outer bark of the cinnamon tree. The cinnamon you buy in the spice section at the grocery store is made from the inner bark, which is harvested in rolls and then dried out.
Cinnamon Bark Vitality is stronger than the ground cinnamon you may be used to, so start with just a little bit of oil in your recipe. We recommend the toothpick method: Dip the end of a wooden toothpick into your bottle of oil, and then swirl the toothpick through your wet ingredients. Get more tips for cooking with essential oils here!
4. It’s great for topical application—but remember to dilute.
Cinnamon Bark is a “hot” oil, which means it causes a warming sensation on your skin. That’s important to remember when you use this oil topically, because you don’t want to ruin a should-be-cozy moment with a negative skin reaction! We recommend diluting Cinnamon Bark oil 1:1 with a carrier oil and doing a patch test before you dive in to topical use.
Here are some of our favorite topical Cinnamon Bark oil usage tips so that you can get the most out of its warming properties:
Mix three drops of Cinnamon Bark oil with some V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex, and use it for a warming foot massage. Then put on a pair of warm socks to keep your feet cozy and moisturized! We recommend completing the picture with a nice book, a cozy fireplace, and a warm mug of herbal tea—but we’ll leave those details up to you!
Treat yourself to a warming scalp massage with four drops of Cinnamon Bark and a dime-sized amount of your favorite hair-loving carrier oil. Our favorite for this use is coconut oil. Using your fingers, massage the sweetly scented blend into your scalp for several minutes. Then wash and dry your hair as usual.
Give tired muscles and joints some TLC—Treatment Laced with Cinnamon. Add a few drops of Cinnamon Bark oil to your favorite massage oil. Then relax and let the aroma wrap you up in comfort.
5. And it makes your house smell good enough to eat.
Diffuse this cozy blend to get rid of musty odors and fill your home with an inviting fragrance.
So whether you swirl Cinnamon Bark Vitality through hot cocoa, make a Cinnamon Bark foot rub part of your hygge time, or diffuse a cinnamony blend to make your house smell like a baker’s dream, you’re going to want this sweetly scented oil at your side all year long.
If you would like to purchase any of these amazing products or have any questions, please contact me, I'd love to help you get into some time-travel of your own!
2 Reasons You Should Attend An Essential Oils Class
Taking the time to attend an essential oils class or sharing event should be on top of your health and wellness To-do list!
There has never been a time when essential oils are more needed in our society than right now. Its tough to escape the overuse of chemicals and drugs, they're in the air, water, food, cosmetics, toys, furniture, and on and on! But there are alternatives right here at our fingertips that can help provide a way to protect our families from unnecessary hazards. Are you interested yet? Sure you are! Here are 2 reasons you will want to come to one of my essential oils classes:
1. Empower Yourself! There is so much to learn! It can seem overwhelming to someone just getting started. My classes are designed to help you grow into the world of essential oils in a group setting, which is an excellent way to learn. Wellness is the key to our success in all areas of life. Working with other oily friends, I conduct a variety of classes, including Essential Oils 101, make n' takes, and others that dive deeper into our bodies and the science behind how essential oils affect us.
2. Empower Others! You are important! Your experiences are important! Why not share what you have learned with other like-minded people? This is probably my favorite part about these classes and it proves true the saying "Sharing is Caring!" Imagine being a part of something that gives you purpose beyond what you could ever have considered possible. Imagine blessing others and being able to give generously in areas close to your heart.
Join us at one of our upcoming classes and see how essential oils can offer you the key to Wellness, Purpose, and Abundance!
Put a little ‘spring’ into your step and gear up for the best summer of your life!
Prepare to feel better, sleep better, boost your immune system and have more energy.
For 30 days starting May 2nd and ending May 31st I challenge you to drink at least 2 ounces of NingXia Red per day. Add some NingXia Zyng or NingXia NITRO for some extra go! Track your progress and check in frequently to let us know how you’re doing and view NingXia Red posts, recipes, testimonials, etc.
Invite your friends and/or family to join you in the challenge and support each other on your quest to improved health.
Supplies you’ll need: at least 60 ounces of NingXia Red to complete the challenge (roughly two bottles plus about five pouches - bottles are 25 oz/ea – or 30 pack of 2 oz NingXia pouches).
Note: NingXia Red can be purchased as an Essential Rewards kit (item #4893), with 4 bottles and 30 packet’s, for $1.65/oz. Consider splitting a kit with friends or family and all of you can share the kit and compete together. There are many other options for ordering if that doesn’t fit your needs.
Everyone that completes the 30 day challenge, and is a member of Dori's Young Living team, qualifies to be entered into a drawing for a fantastic gift.
Are you ready to take the challenge? Email your progress to firstname.lastname@example.org or join us on Facebook.
Join us as we unite at the beautiful Shiloh Springs Golf Club in Platte City, along with thousands of other Young Living members across the globe! We have an day of education, wellness, and sharing a passion for essential oils in store! This event is open to everyone - you do not need to be a YL member. Everyone will experience what essential oils can do for you!
Step up to the Ningxia Bar Experience the Savvy Minerals Makeup line Create at the DIY Station Educational Sessions Sniff Station Amazing Door Prizes
Chair massages and other related vendors will be on site.
Light treats will be served in the morning, but bring your sack lunch for a noon lunch break.
Co-hosted by Amanda Bragg and Dori Thomas, Young Living Independent Distributors.