Cinnamon is a very popular spice and many people use it for its wonderful flavor as well as for its health properties. But, most probably don’t know that cinnamon oil also has amazing health benefits.
Cinnamon is known to be helpful for a variety of ailments such as gastrointestinal problems, colds and flu, urinary infections and has remarkable anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. It is suggested that cinnamon also helps with diabetes.

Cinnamon Oil Recipe

You will need:
• Cinnamon sticks
• a glass jar
• olive oil

Method of preparation:
Take the cinnamon sticks and put them in the glass jar. Use enough to fill every empty space in the jar.
Pour the olive oil over the cinnamon stick until they are completely covered.
Store the glass jar in some warm place for example on your window. Leave it there for around three weeks.
Every day shake the jar to better release the cinnamon oil.
After the three weeks period of time, the cinnamon oil will be ready. Use cheese cloth to strain the cinnamon oil.
Pour the cinnamon oil in a small amber bottle and put it in a dry, cool place.

Cinnamon oil health benefits

Diabetes
By adding just 1 drop of cinnamon oil to your food you will receive the nutrients from cinnamon. Cinnamon oil can lower the blood glucose levels and can stimulate the pancreas.
Protects Kidneys
Cinnamon oil has been found to ward off the kidneys from the damage from alloxan and other environmental toxins.
Urinary Tract Infections
Urino-genital infections are common, especially among women. These infections are fungal or bacterial. They can be healed by taking a warm bath with added essential oils. Use essential oils such as cinnamon, tea tree and eucalyptus essential oil. Put around 15 drops in the water. This will provide quick relief from urinary tract and other infections.
Depression
Cinnamon essential oil gives such a wonderful aroma that is warm and calming to the senses. Inhale for 1 minute cinnamon essential oil. Its warming aroma will help you soothe the mind and overcome the negative feelings.
Arthritis
Cinnamon essential oil in combination with other anti-rheumatic oils is used for massage to relieve arthritis. Mix 5-6 drops of cinnamon essential oil with mustard oil. Warm it gently and massage the painful joints. Regular daily massage provides quick arthritis relief.
Heart Disease
People who suffer from heart disease, high blood pressure, or coronary artery disease should consider putting cinnamon oil on their medication list. According to some studies, cinnamon oil contains a significant amount of fiber and calcium. These help protect your body against these diseases.