Our Oil of the Month Club is back with another cozy and completely unique essential oil! Ishpingo has a warm and spicy fragrance that is perfect for seasonal blends.
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Ishpingo Essential Oil
Ishpingo Essential Oil comes from the Ocotea quixos, a species of evergreen wild-harvested in Ecuador and Colombia. The tree is known in Quechua languages as Ispinku, and more recently as Flor de Canela, or Cinnamon Flower. The tree bark is used to produce “Ecuadorian” or “American” cinnamon while the flowers and leaves are used to create Ishpingo Essential Oil.
Ishpingo has similar properties to Cinnamon Bark but is much gentler. Ishpingo Essential Oil has a very low percentage of cinnamaldehyde, making it much safer for topical use than traditional Cinnamon essential oil. This oil is an excellent option for cinnamon lovers who would like to add spicy fragrance to topical products like body care and DIY bath add-ins.
Due to its warm, spicy fragrance, Ishpingo has stimulating properties that may be helpful during times of fatigue or worry. Use 2-3 drops in a personal inhaler for the afternoon, post-lunch fatigue. Ishpingo is also the perfect addition to bring a warm, spicy note to your seasonal blends! Diffuse 2-3 drops Ishpingo per 100 mL of water and blend with Vanilla or Orange for a lovely, fall-tastic aroma.
Last, but not least, you can also use Ishpingo to help keep your house clean during times of seasonal threats. Try Ishpingo in our favorite DIY Dusting Spray for an inviting fall scented home.
Spiced Orange Dusting Spray
What you’ll need:
- 6 drops Jojoba Carrier Oil
- 14 drops Blood Orange
- 3 drops Ishpingo
- 1 drop Clove Bud
- 4 ounces water
- 4 oz spray bottle
What you’ll do:
Shake well before each use, spray, and wipe down with a microfiber cloth. Store in the fridge and use within a week.
Some Things to Know
- Is it KidSafe? No
- Is it Pregnancy Safe? No
- Is it Nursing Safe? No
- Is it Pup & Pony Safe? No
- Shelf Life: 2-3 years
- Cautions: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. External use only.
- Oils to Blend With: Amyris, Cardamom, Cedarwood, Clove Bud, Copaiba, Ginger Root, Myrrh, Nutmeg, Orange, Sandalwood, Vanilla
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