Cinnamon

Summer is slowly coming to an end. Starbucks is bringing back their fall drinks like the Pumpkin Spiced Latte. Yum, one of my faves and this season’s all about different scents and memories. One of the main scents is cinnamon. It’s an ingredient in pumpkin pie, home fragrance companies are starting to make their apple cinnamon scented candles and it’s getting closer to the holidays.

Cinnamomum zeylanicum, cinnamon’s scientific name, originated in Asia. It’s original usage was for traditional medicine and was used in many cultures to treat a variety of disorders like menstrual cramps, arthritis and the common cold.

Now it’s being used all over the world and the most widely used part is the cinnamon bark.

Cinnamon oil is obtained from the bark and leaves of cinnamon tree and it is used in aromatherapy. Some benefits of cinnamon oil include: Cooking, room freshener and mosquito repellant. It also serves as an antibacterial and anti-fungal agent, and it helps blood circulation. It blends nicely with other essential oils, hence why it is often added in aromatherapy.

What does the smell of cinnamon remind you off?

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