6 Cinnamon Oil Benefits You Should Know About

When it comes to essential oils, cinnamon oil is by far one of the most versatile around. Its sweet, pervading aroma is soothing, and that’s not all that cinnamon essential oil has to offer – it also has a plethora of health benefits and healing properties, and paired with our aroma diffuser, you can easily find a use for it all year long.

Top 6 Cinnamon Essential Oil Benefits 

1. Cinnamon Oil Kills Bacteria

Cinnamon essential oil is often used in aromatherapy blends to rid the air of bacteria and help promote health during those months when just about everyone is coming down with some type of sickness. It has many effective properties, including:

  • Antibacterial – to rid the air of bacteria and help prevent respiratory infections
  • Astringent – to clean the skin and naturally restore its form
  • Antiseptic – to reduce the risk of wounds becoming septic
  • Expectorant – used to break up and expel phlegm from the lungs and throat;
  • Anti-fungal – used to kill mold-causing fungi

2. Health Benefits

As mentioned previously, cinnamon is used to promote health, both in the mind and body. It has hypoglycemic properties to lower blood glucose levels, as well as an antidepressant to help alleviate the symptoms of mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety.

It isn’t just used to alleviate internal and mental issues, however, because cinnamon is an essential oil with anti-rheumatic and analgesic traits. It is also sometimes used to soothe rheumatoid arthritis pain and is a natural pain reliever for general joint pain. To use it for this purpose, you can take a few drops (3 should be enough) of cinnamon essential oil with 2 tablespoons of carrier oil, such as olive oil. Once it’s diluted, the mixture can be rubbed on the painful area, or anywhere you find stiffness in muscles or joints.

3. Relieve Toothache

Because cinnamon essential oil has a high amount of eugenol in it – found also in clove essential oil – it can provide relief from toothaches. Simply put a few drops of cinnamon essential oil on a cotton ball and place it between the teeth, above the tooth that is hurting, for quick relief.

4. Increases Circulation

Thanks to its natural circulation-boosting properties, cinnamon oil naturally helps to keep the arteries free of blockage to prevent dangerous plaque buildup. This makes this essential oil beneficial for those suffering from heart disease and those who have suffered a heart attack or stroke. Also, because it contains anti-platelet compounds, it also helps to benefit arterial health.

5. Promotes Healing

Because of its natural healing properties, you can mix some cinnamon essential oil with a carrier oil, such as olive oil or coconut oil, and massage it on the skin to embrace its antimicrobial traits. This helps to promote the healing of skin conditions such as rashes, acne, and infections. In addition to this, because it also contains bacteria-killing properties as well, it will help to keep the area clean and free of bacteria that can cause infection.

6. Treats Sore Throat

Cinnamon oil, when paired with hot lemon water and honey, can be a wonderful helper in preventing mucous buildup in the nasal passages in order to keep them clear. You can also use this mixture in the mornings to help curb cravings and give you a leg-up on immune system function. Together these ingredients also work well to ward off inflammation and reduce pain from sore throat, mouth sores, toothaches, or a cold.


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27 thoughts on “6 Cinnamon Oil Benefits You Should Know About

  1. Chrismé says:

    Cinnamon is one of my favourite childhood smells, it instantly gives me a feeling of joy and comfort.

  2. Fehmiedah says:

    Cinnamon has so many different benefits ❤️and the smell is amazing. Absolutely love these products!!!

  3. Bernice says:

    Omw. Never knew Cinnamon Essential oil has all the benefits. Very interesting read. Ive been struggling 2years, with inflammation and a slight cough with sore throat because of it. Ifs a on going battle and was diagnosed as Acid Reflux and gerd cough. Definitely going to give this a try.

  4. Donna says:

    Cinnamon is one of my favourite smells, reminds me of pancakes & Christmas & always instantly makes a home feel & smell comfy & cozy. I didn’t know about the arthritis benefits, I’ll definetly be passing that newfound knowledge onto my folks that really struggle with it.

  5. Loveitha Ramjiyavan says:

    Thank you for this informative post. I love the smell of cinnamon and use it in baking but I now know of its many other uses and will be sure to try them.

  6. Jammie says:

    Cinnamon is a must have essential in my home as mentioned above it has many benefits plus used for baking and cooking & cinnamon is very good for those who have diabetes ¼ tsp mixed with water can help keep your sugar levels under control or even had a few drops of the oil to your warm works wonders

  7. Jammie says:

    cinnamon does more than just enhancing the taste of your food. Taking out its oil and using it can give you an array of both health and beauty benefits. Derived from the species , cinnamon oil is majorly used in aromatherapy. From promoting heart health to reducing blood sugar level and treating ulcers, the cinnamon essential oil can do it all for you. If you are intrigued to know how it enhances your beauty, read further.

    Treats acne
    Acne is a common skin condition that can be treated with the help of cinnamon essential oil. Being rich in anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and antioxidant properties, cinnamon oil can effectively fight against the microbes contributing to the skin problem. Also, it can increase the blood flow to the affected area and fade away the blemishes. To get rid of acne completely, you just need to apply cinnamon oil on your face. Leave it overnight and rinse in the morning & there’s much more amazing facts about cinnamon oil.

  8. Tracy K says:

    Love this article – thanks, it’s very informative. Our family’s always used Cinnamon oil at the first sign of someone having the flu or a cold and it’s extremely effective – this article has explained why. 🙂

  9. Brenda says:

    Great facts 💚 I use it for my plants to clear mould if overwatered in winter and drink cinnamon and hot milk if I can’t fall asleep

  10. Astrid Samuels says:

    This was such an interesting read. I didn’t know cinnamon has so many health benefits. I will definitely be giving this a try.

  11. Layla says:

    Claiming and relaxing the right scent to enhance your mood and suit your needs some lavender for relaxing and some cinnamon to revive and reboots the mind and memory ,

  12. Ida Khosa says:

    I didn’t know cinnamon was this magic product 🤞🤞🤞 Definitely learned a lot of interesting things I wasn’t really aware of.

  13. Jasmine says:

    I really didn’t know cinnamon has so many health benefits. Definitely something I would consider to use to get rid of mould for my plants!

  14. Zandile Nosilela says:

    Thank you for an informative blog post. Cinnamon has so many benefits I didn’t know of

  15. Shanawaaz L Essa says:

    Cinnamon is something my grandma & mother in law firmly believe in, as a natural remedy for almost everything. It has amazing properties & so useful, as it’s always readily available in the household – not just in an oil form.

  16. Linda J Graskie says:

    Cinnamon is so much more than a food enhancer. Great article, I found it informative and interesting

  17. Yolanda says:

    I just love all the essential oils I haven’t used them but i can see they can make me relaxed.

  18. Linda C says:

    Cinnamon is such a comforting smell. Didn’t know it had all these other amazing benefits as well!

  19. Asma says:

    This post is amazing!! I love cinnamon and my kids love to suck on it.. I didn’t know of these benefits! Will definitely give it a try. Thanks so much

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