The Health Benefits of Cinnamon Oil

Cinnamon is one of the most popular herb in the world with lots of health benefits but many people do not know that its oil also have a number of health benefits and household use.

Cinnamon oil is extracted from the bark and leaves of cinnamon trees. 

Cinnamon oil is known for many health benefits but is not popularly used because it can cause serious allergic reactions especially in people with very sensitive skin but nevertheless it contains many health properties including antibacterial and antifungal, making it an excellent choice to treat infections.


Native to Indonesia, but is widely cultivated in Sri Lanka and India, cinnamon oil is also known for its: –

  • Anti-depressant
  • Anti-infectious
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-microbial
  • Anti-oxidant
  • Anti-parasitic
  • Anti-septic
  • Anti-spasmodic
  • Anti-viral
  • Astringent
  • Immune Stimulant
  • Purifier and a sexual stimulant property.

Cinnamon oil is commonly used in small amounts in toothpaste, mouthwashes, gargles, lotions, liniments, soaps, detergents, and other pharmaceutical products and cosmetics.

Health Benefits

  • Cinnamon oil has been proven to help regulate blood sugar levels.
  • Improve blood circulation
  • Strengthens the immune system and protects the body from influenza (flu) and the commom cold when used in the formulation of a cream or lotion.
  • Reduces stress
  • Relieve pain
  • Improve digestion
  • Treats insect bites
  • Controls diabetes
  • Cinnamon oil can be used to relieve constipation
  • Cinnamon oil is an effective odor neutralizer as it kills bacteria that create bad odors *Cinnamon oil fights against harmful bacteria without damaging your teeth or gums.
  • Cinnamon oil is often used for treating head lice, black ant control, bed bugs, dust mites, and roaches.
  • While the evidence is not definitive, many people spray a little a bit of cinnamon oil in rooms to improve alertness and memory skills. If you are a student studying for your exams or an older person with memory or alertness issues you may want to try this.
  • Cinnamon oil mixed with water is enough to meet all your disinfectant needs for disinfecting kitchen counter tops, inside your refrigerator, bathrooms and toilets, car interiors, door knobs, cutting boards, and the kitchen sink.

Cinnamon oil can be found in many natural-foods stores all over the world and in stores specializing in self-care products.

Cinnamon oil should not be consumed without consulting a health professional because internal use of cinnamon oil can be toxic.