You can use either use either Ceylon Cinnamon Leaf Oil or Bark Oil for massage. The Leaf Oil is cheaper and extremeley potent. The Bark Oil is much more expensive and smells about 4 times better.
Which Oil you decide to use will have to be balanced with cost coinsiderations but both are effective. Our Ceylon Cinnamon Oils are steam distilled, pure, with high levels of Eugenol (miniumum 75%) in the Leaf Oil and high levels of Cinnamaldehyde (60%) in the Bark Oil.
CINNAMON MASSAGE OIL RECIPES
Pure Cinnamon Massage Oil Recipe : 6-8 drops Ceylon Cinnamon leaf or Bark Oil | 1/2 oz. Olive oil or coconut Oil. Try it with 6 drops first and add 2 more drops if you feel its not strong enough especially feet. Sensitive areas like armpits, face and genitalia maybe be more sensitive if you use 8 drops. But for sore backs, arms and feet 8 drops might work better.
Bone Cinnamon Massage Oil: 2 drops Ceylon Cinnamon Leaf or Bark Oil | 4 drops Ginger Oil | 4 drops Lavender | 1 oz. Olive oil or coconut oil
Spicy Cinnamon Massage Oil : 4 drops of sandalwood oil | 3 drops of Ceylon Cinnamon Leaf Oil | 2 drops of peppermint oil | 1 drop of black pepper oil | 1 oz. olive oil or coconut oil
Stomach Cinnamon Massage : 3 drops Ceylon Cinnamon Leaf or Bark Oil | 3 drops Coriander Oil | 4 drops tangerine oil | 1 oz. sweet almond oil.
Gently massage into stomach in a clockwise motion as this follows the workings of the intestine.
Ginger Cinnamon Massage Oil : 2 drops ginger (0.004 oz) | 4 drops Ceylon Cinnamon leaf or Bark Oil oil | 3 drops Cajuput | 3 drops Chamomile | 0.5 oz Olive oil or coconut oil
All Spice Cinnamon Massage Oil : 5 drops All Spice | 4 drops Cinnamon Leaf or Bark oil | 3 drops Cajuput | 3 drops Chamomile | 0.5 oz Olive oil or coconut oil
The size of a drop varies depending on the viscosity of the oil, the temperature and the opening of the dropper. Use an ordinary dropper that you can purchase from a pharmacy.
A drop equals 0.0016 oz. on a very rough approximation.
A safe and effective dilution for most massage therapy applications is 1% essential oil to 99% Carrier oil. At the very most do not go beyond 2%. Using more may cause adverse effects such as skin irritations.
Pregnant women should not use Cinnamon Oil as it is known to induce uterine contractions, which may a cause miscarriage.
TYPES OF CARRIER OIL
Grape seed oil: A mild low odor oil with minimal allergic reactions and good penetration.
Jojoba oil: A liquid wax with natural moisturizing agents and great for all skin types Avocado oil: : Great for mature skin, re hydrates sun damaged skin and offers good penetration
Almond oil: A mild low odor moisturizing oil, rich in EFAs and vitamins A & E. Apricot Kernel: The first choice for facial massages because it is light and has a mild aroma
Wheat germ oil: High levels of Vitamin E, anti-oxidant. Good for mature dry skin due to its excellent moisturizing properties. Good penetration. Virtually no smell or taste.
Rosehip Seed Oil : Excellent for dry aged skin Coconut oil : Moisturizing, soothing, anti-inflammatory with beneficial nutrients.
OTHER TYPES OF ESSENTIAL OIL
Rosewood oil, Geranium oil, Sandalwood oil, Peppermint oil, Black pepper oil, Rose oil, Ylang ylang oil, Jasmine oil.
The FDA has not approved Cinnamon to cure any medical condition. This information is presented for informational purposes and is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any illness. Consult a physician before taking any Cinnamon. If you are pregnant, nursing or have a heart condition you should definitely not take Cinnamon.