Article by: Moms Need to Know
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Cinnamon is a tropical plant and is grown for its bark which has many medicinal and culinary benefits. It has been used in Eastern cultures for centuries to aid in many different ailments. One thing to note though before you start using Cinnamon Essential Oil is that it can cause allergic reactions when used topically on the skin. Make sure to test it first before using it in an oil blend and massaging it on everywhere!
I personally use and endorse Young Living Essential Oils, but this oil can be found online or in your favorite health foods store!
But seriously, did you know Cinnamon Essential Oil could do that?
INCREASED BRAIN ACTIVITY
If you need to wake up in the morning and get your brain working quickly, diffuse 6-8 drops of Cinnamon Essential Oil (and don’t forget the other ways to energize your day with essential oils!). It is also great to diffuse for those that have memory loss as it boosts brain activity. If you have a tension headache, breathing in Cinnamon will help to increase blood flow and eliminate headaches.
FIGHT INFECTIONS AND HEALING AGENT
Cinnamon is a natural coagulant, which means it can help stop excessive bleeding. Cinnamon has antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties (as does Thieves oil). It is effective in treating both internal and external infections. It can kill the bacteria found in staph infections and harmful germs in your gut.
HELPS TO LOSE WEIGHT
Cinnamon has long been used to increase metabolism. Since Cinnamon Essential Oil is so highly concentrated, start with just adding 1 drop to your tea or breakfast smoothie. Cinnamon is a natural stimulant and it might feel like you have had a couple cups of coffee, and then some!
MOSQUITOS AND ANTS ARE NOT FANS
Cinnamon Essential Oil and mosquitos and ants aren’t the best of friends.
Cinnamon kills mosquito larvae and is one of the only naturally organic mosquito repellents hitting the market. To make your own at home, mix a few drops of Cinnamon Essential Oil with a carrier oil like coconut oil or grapeseed oil in a spray bottle. Fill the rest up with water. You can use this to spray on furniture, tents, and in areas that you don’t want the pesky little mosquitos. If you make a mosquito repelling lotion, make sure to test it out first to make sure it doesn’t irritate your skin.