The holidays are fast approaching. It won’t be long until families gather around the table for Holiday get-togethers. Before you know it, turkeys will be roasting in the oven and Christmas decorations will be going up all over the place.
There’s one fragrance that is sure to bring a warm, cozy holiday atmosphere: Cinnamon. Diffuse cinnamon essential oil directly for its pleasant aroma, or use in your favorite DIY. Either way, cinnamon essential oils are perfect for bringing in the holiday spirit.
A quick search will reveal that Plant Therapy carries not one, but three different cinnamons. Don’t worry, it’s not as confusing as you’d expect. We’re here to break it down the differences and benefits for each one.
Steam distilled from the leaf of the cinnamomum verum evergreen, this essential oil has a medium aroma, making it a bit lighter than the other two varieties. In addition to its warm scent, it helps fight seasonal threats. Diffuse it to help keep yourself healthy during the spread of seasonal illnesses.
Steam distilled from the same plant as Cinnamon Leaf, this essential oil is derived from the, you guessed it, the bark of cinnamomum verum. It has a stronger aroma than the scent of the oil distilled from the leaves and smells warm, spicy and woody. This oil also has can also help keep you healthy against seasonal threats. Because this is oil is stronger, we recommend a maximum dilution of 0.1% for any topical application.
Although not technically true cinnamon, it is derived from the bark of a plant that is genetically similar. It has a strong aroma with a warm, spicy scent and just a hint of sweetness. Of the three, Cinnamon Cassia has the strongest germ-fighting properties and is used in our Germ Fighter Blend.
Keep in mind, all three of these cinnamon essential oils are not KidSafe.
Even though the differences between the three Cinnamon oils are subtle, each has own unique aroma, making it easy for you to create the perfect holiday ambiance.