Snuggle Up With Cinnamon Bark

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Snuggle up with Cinnamon Bark

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!Cinnamon Bark essential oil

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.

3. But it still tastes incredible.

It’s no secret that cinnamon is delicious. Cinnamon Bark Vitality™ essential oil is labeled for internal use, so it’s just the thing to add to your favorite recipes!

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!

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Try Cinnamon Bark Vitality in these recipes:

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.

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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.

There’s a reason cinnamon is often an ingredient in potpourris and air fresheners. Skip the store-bought solutions and go straight to the source with Cinnamon Bark essential oil—or any of the Young Living blends it lends its spicy-sweet scent to, like Thieves® essential oil blend.

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Refresh your home with these fresh-baked ideas:

  • Make a room spray by filling a spray bottle with 3 ounces of water and four drops of Thieves essential oil blend, which features Cinnamon Bark as a main ingredient.
  • Use Thieves Household Cleaner on everything from doorknobs to bathtubs. Read our blog post for tips on this amazing all-purpose cleaner.
  • Diffuse this cozy blend to get rid of musty odors and fill your home with an inviting fragrance.

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Fall Diffuser Blend With Cinnamon Bark

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Give me all the yummy fall diffuser blends with this oil. No scented candles needed for fall when you have your diffuser and some oils. Here are some fall diffuser blend ideas with Cinnamon Bark:
FALL HARVEST – 1 drop Clove (free from September promos), 3 drops Cinnamon Bark and 4 drops Tangerine.

SNICKERDOODLE: (can I get an Amen?!) 5 drops Stress Away, 3 drops Cinnamon Bark.

PUMPKIN PIE: 5 drops Cinnamon bark, 1 drop Clove, 1 drop Nutmeg.

Soooo…. apparently the Cinnamon Bark aroma attracts wealth. I can’t promise dollar bills coming at you… but, why not?!!! Also a Vitality oil, this oil supports the circulatory system, cardiovascular system, and digestive system. I know it’s too good to be true that something can be part of smelling like a cookie and good for your digestion but it’s real friends – and heck – free! WOOT!

What do I love Cinnamon Bark for?

Being one of my FAVORITE essential oils, I pretty much will add cinnamon bark to anything and everything. It is amazing to maintain pancreas health!!!

I love my daily Ningxia Red with a drop of Cinnamon Bark Vitality and a drop of Tangerine Vitality!

For your diffuser, try citrus with cinnamon bark – or northern lights black spruce. Stress Away + Cinnamon Bark = Cinnamon Rolls and has fooled me more than once!

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Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil

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It is finally FALL and guess what that means in our house… Lots of yummy cooking and delicious smells and full bellies! One of my favorite essential oils to cook with throughout the Fall season is Cinnamon Bark Vitality—which is FREE during the month of October when you place an order of at least 100PV.

Cinnamon Bark Vitality has a unique, delicious, spicy flavor and did you know that Cinnamon Bark Vitality can not only help maintain a healthy immune system, but also supports the digestive system. This actually makes a lot of sense because, as we discussed last month, 70-80% of our immune system lives in our digestive tract.

Cinnamon Bark Vitality is very high in the naturally occurring chemical constituent Trans-Cinnamaldehyde. Cinnamaldehyde is a flavonoid and is what gives cinnamon it’s flavor and odor. Cinnamon is known to be loaded with antioxidants and Cinnamon Bark essential oil is steam distilled from the outer parts of the bark of the cinnamon tree.

There are so many ways I love to use Cinnamon Bark Vitality in the kitchen: a tiny drop in mashed sweet potatoes, a little in my pumpkin pie recipe, a wonderful addition to Einkorn Pumpkin Bread, and finally, it is wonderful to add a drop to roasted pumpkin seeds—we will share this recipe later in the month.

As a quick reminder, because essential oils are 100-10,000 time more potent than herbs, I would always start small when cooking with essential oils; you don’t want to overpower your recipe. I love to use a toothpick. I simply dip it in the orifice of the essential oil, and then I am able to start small and grow the flavor of the dish little by little.

There is no wrong way to cook or bake with Cinnamon Bark Vitality and I am excited for you to experience this wonderful essential oil in your kitchen this Fall!

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