Spicy Cinnamon Leaf

Go ahead, spice things up!

You can always count on this essential oil to help you ring in the cooler seasons! Cozy, spicy, and all things nice, cinnamon leaf (Cinnamomum verum) essential oil is most commonly used in the cooler months of autumn and winter to bring alive those warm, whimsical aromas. Historically, cinnamon leaf was regularly used by Chinese practitioners in herbal remedies, specifically to support digestive function interesting, eh?

What does cinnamon leaf look like?

Most people when they think of cinnamon, they instantly think of cinnamon sticks. Well, where do those spicy sticks come from? Well believe it or not, our essential oil is from the leaves of the plant. Cinnamon leaf is steam distilled from the cinnamon leaves of the evergreen trees- that's right, trees! They have a spicy aroma, albeit slightly different from cassia bark, which is the essential oil derived from the cinnamon bark. It is a thin consistency and is pale brown in color.

Where does it come from?

Well, it's certainly not from around these parts! Cinnamon leaf is native to Asia. Our cinnamon leaf specifically comes all the way from Sri Lanka, Asia.  

Bet you didn’t know…

Essential oil users often mix up cinnamon leaf and cassia bark, it can be easy to do, believing that they're the same essential oil. In fact, cinnamon leaf comes from the leaf like we had mentioned earlier, while cassia bark comes from the bark, as their names suggest. Cassia bark has an aroma more reminiscent of the cinnamon spice, with different aromatherapy benefits. Cinnamon leaf essential oil blends well with citrus and spicy essential oils: tangerine, sweet orange and clove bud to name a few. Go ahead, get blending something devine with a little citrus and a little spice!

Here are a few quick tips:


Add this spicy friend to your collection.

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At Aura Cacia we are inspired by the power of positive change. In our own lives and in the lives of women everywhere. Our essential oils, skin care oils and more are made from simple and pure botanical ingredients to unlock nature’s ability to improve our well-being. We source our ingredients carefully and sustainably from the best sources around the world, then test every shipment of essential oil we receive to verify its purity and quality. Since our beginnings in 1982 – and since 1993, as part of Frontier Co-op – we’ve believed in spreading positive change together. So, each time you purchase an Aura Cacia product, you support organizations that help women transform their lives through our Positive Change Project.

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