- Botanical Name: Cinnamomum zeylanicum
- Plant Part: Bark
- Country Of Origin: Madagascar
- Method Of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Color: Light yellow to golden yellow
- Consistency: Thin to medium
Cinnamon Bark from Madagascar Essential Oil from NüKira has a wonderfully inviting fragrance that can be described as a warm and spicy while retaining a sweetness. It has a middle to base note. The highly fragrant aroma is warm and uplifting. This particular essential oil is the essential oil you would want to purchase when looking for that cinnamon scent. Many choose cinnamon leaf assuming it has a stronger fragrance, and are disappointed that it is not as strong as they expected. This essential oil is a stronger fragrance than cinnamon leaf essential oil.
The Cinnamomum zeylanicum is native to Sri Lanka in the southeast of India. It is a subtropical or tropical evergreen tree that can reach heights up to 15 meters tall (45 feet) in the wild. It is an attractive tree and has commonly planted for ornamental reasons. This tree does best when it is not exposed to freezing and cooler temperatures, although it can survive short frosts and temperatures down to 32° F. When they are located in areas where they can receive full sun or even partial shade, they do well with consistent watering. Unlike cinnamon leaf essential oil which is steam distilled from the leaves of the tree, this essential oil is obtained through steam distillation of the bark which allows it to be much more fragrant. However, because it is distilled from the bark of the tree it contain approximately 70% Cinnamaldehyde (a strong skin irritant) and it also contains Eugenol so more caution must be used when using in skin care products or when it will be applied topically as in massage blends or perfumes. Because it is a strong skin irritant, it would be best to not use this product on the skin at all.
Precautions: ALL NUKIRA PRODUCTS ARE FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY! The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that essential oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a medical doctor who is also qualified in clinical aromatherapy. Use with caution. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. If you have a medical condition or believe you have may have a medical condition please discuss using this product with your licensed health care provider before using it. If you are not sure how to use this product, please refer to an essential oil book or a professional essential oil reference prior to use.
NüKira Cinnamon Bark Madagascar Essential Oil blends well with cedarwood, clove, frankincense, ginger, orange, lavender, lemon, and ylang ylang.
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