How To Make Homemade Cinnamon Oil For Acne & Weight loss!

Homemade Cinnamon Oil is a wonderful natural remedy for a variety of ailments including skin issues, hair problems, weight loss and even stress and depression! Save the pennies and learn how make your own Cinnamon Oil at home! Read on to find out how it can help your body and how to make it…

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What Is Cinnamon Oil?

Cinnamon Oil is simply oil extracted from cinnamon Barks. This is done by infusing Cinnamon quills in a carrier oil. The result is an aromatic oil with a warm earthy scent that can be used to heal and soothe.

Cinnamon Oil can be bought in the shops or online but by making your own, you save money and side step any preservatives or chemicals that may be added to shop bought.

Cinnamon Oil History

Cinnamon Oil has a long and Ancient History! The Egyptians were the first to recognise the benefits of Cinnamon Oil…

They used the essential oils extracted from the bark and leaves of cinnamon to embalm their dead! They held the belief that preserving the body of a recently passed person by giving it a life-like appearance would allow the deceased’s soul to exist for an eternity. This belief was the beginning of the development of the mummification process…

Cinnamon Oil And Mummification

Mummification was a lengthy and complicated process and could take up to 70 days to complete. Cinnamon oil was used by the Ancient Egyptians for its Larvicidal (a type of insecticide used to control pest invasion, killing larvae before it can reach adult stage) antifungal, antiviral and bactericidal properties. All these elements helped to preserve the deceased for their journey into the afterlife

The Egyptians would pummel the leaves and bark of cinnamon, macerate them in Salt water and finally distill the resulting mixture. The oil would then be applied to the body of the deceased along with ox fat and cedar oil to keep it supple.

Cinnamon Oil Benefits Today

Today we have scientists and laboratories that can research more thoroughly the benefits of Cinnamon oil, here’s what we know…

1. Mood Enhancer

Cinnamon oil is a popular choice for home aromatherapy treatments, its calming aroma can help with anxiety, depression and can even aid better sleep. Simply diffuse, spritz in the air or apply Homemade Cinnamon Oil to the skin.

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2. Supports Heart Health

Studies suggest that Cinnamon Oil when used alongside aerobic exercise can help to improve heart performance. The study showed a noticeable improvement in cholesterol levels- Lowering LDL “bad” cholesterol, while raising HDL “good” cholesterol.

3. Improves Blood Sugar Levels

Cinnamon Oil has been shown to have positive effects on insulin release, helping keep blood sugar levels stable, thereby preventing chronic fatiguesugar cravings and mood swings.

4. Helpful Aid For Weight Loss

Studies documented how cinnamaldehyde, a chemical compound found in cinnamon oil, helps fat cells to burn energy quicker and more efficiently. Paired with Cinnamons ability to sweeten foods without the use of sugar it has become a healthy aid in helping to lose those unwanted pounds!

5. Wonderful For Hair Fullness and Growth

Cinnamon oil contains cinnamaldehyde which dilates blood vessels and stimulates blood flow to the scalp. This in turn stimulates hair growth ! Simply mix a little homemade Cinnamon Oil and Honey together and apply to the scalp, allow it to rest for 30 minutes then wash it out.

6. Natural Remedy For Skin Problems

With its anti-inflammatory properties, cinnamon oil can be a very effective natural remedy for inflammatory skin concerns such as acne and rashes. Simply Apply this homemade Cinnamon Oil to the affected area and allow it to work its magic!

7. Food Flavouring

Not Just for the body you can add homemade Cinnamon Oil to baked goods for a warm and sweet cinnamon flavour

8. Cinnamon Oil For the Body and the Home!

Cinnamon oil is a wonderful disinfectant, very useful in creating a cleaner, more hygienic home. By extension this act helps to guard the body against harmful microorganisms.

How To Make Cinnamon Oil

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What You’ll need

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1. Place Cinnamon Sticks in a Jar and cover with the oil

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2. Place the open Jar in a pan of water, set a medium to low heat and leave to simmer (do not boil) for 2-3 hours

3. Remove the Jar from the water and allow to cool

4. Place the lid on the jar and screw it tight

5. Place the jar on a warm window sill, shake once a day and allow the oil to soak up the sun for 3 weeks

6. Pour the oil through a sieve, separating the sticks from the oil

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7. Pour the oil into an Amber dropper bottle and store in a cool ,dry place

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How Long Will Homemade Cinnamon Oil Keep?

Cinnamon Oil will Keep for Upto 1 year

Ways To Use Homemade Cinnamon Oil

Apply to skin, take orally, add to food or drink or use in an infuser

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