Natural Cold Flu Relief with Essential Oils

( Cinnamomum zeylanicum )

by KG Stiles, Clinical Aromatherapist



Cinnamon Leaf is a powerful antiseptic oil with a strong pungent and spicy aroma and reddish brown color. It has a long tradition of use, having been produced in Sri Lanka for more than 2,000 years.

A known circulatory stimulant cinnamon Leaf relieves painful muscles and stiff joints.

During the winter months rely on Cinnamon Leaf to warm you. Excellent when you are feeling chilled down to your bones!

Historically used in the Middle East and Orient for combating viruses and infectious disease.

Research shows that virus, bacteria, and fungus cannot survive in the presence of Cinnamon Leaf oil.

Cinnamon bark oil has even stronger antiseptic properties and readily kills bacterial and fungal infections.

I can rely on Cinnamon Leaf to keep the air fresh and clear of “bugs” and to prevent the spread of infection.

Everyone invariably enjoys Cinnamon Leaf’s warm and spicy scent and its incredible power to prevent and relieve cold and flu symptoms.

Cinnamon Leaf’s scent is a definite pick-me-up! Use if for “brain fog” and to relieve your winter “blahs.”

Inhalation of Cinnamon Leaf has proven effective for relieving respiratory infections.

Cinnamon Leaf oil has long been popular as a mouthwash and breath freshener.

In Ayurvedic Medicine, an ancient system of healing in India, Aromatherapy is used to send specific signals through the olfactory nerve to balance the three doshas, or bodymind types, Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

In Ayurveda Cinnamon Leaf’s warm and sweet scent is used to balance conditions of Vata imbalance such as flatulence, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, anxiety and nervousness, premenstrual syndrome, and insomnia. Cinnamon Leaf’s warming action improves circulation and has a warming and grounding effect on excess Vata conditions.

Cinnamon Leaf’s warm fragrance makes it excellent for warming your mind and emotions and to dispel feelings of loneliness.

The comforter of sorrows Cinnamon Leaf soothes your inner struggles. When you’re feeling lost and alone look to Cinnamon’s strength to comfort and console aches and pains in your body, mind and spirit.

Cinnamon Leaf is suitable for skin application in weak dilutions. You may use it in a bath to warm you, or in massage oil blends and hot compresses to relieve achy muscles and stiff joints.

During the winter months enjoy Cinnamon Leaf’s warming and elevating scent in your aroma lamp!

BLEND WITH: Black Pepper, Clove, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Ginger, Lemon, Orange, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Thyme, Tea Tree, Ylang Ylang.

PLEASE NOTE: There are many cheap, synthetic copies of aromatic oils, but these are not recommended for therapeutic use. For best results purchase the highest quality oils you can possibly find. Use certified organic essential oils, or oils that have been tested and are pesticide free.