1. CEYLON OR CASSIA CINNAMON OIL?
The leaf oil smells pretty good but cannot match the ultimate refinement of the Bark Oil. Still for the sheer variety of its applications and cost, the cinnamon leaf oil is a good choice for everyday use. Kind of like using your Lexus for special outings and your Toyota for every day commuting. Both are reliable.
3. LEAF OIL FOR EVERYDAY USE
For most everyday applications Ceylon Cinnamon Leaf Oil is fine. It smells great but not as good as the Ceylon Cinnamon Bark Oil. What gives cinnamon it's characteristic cinnamon smell is an ingredient called Cinnamaldehyde. For example our Cinnamon Leaf Oil has about 10% Cinnamaldehyde while our Cinnamon Bark Oil has about 60-77%% Cinnamaldehyde. The more cinnamaldehyde you have the more exotic and cinnamony the oil will smell.
4. LEAF OIL HAS MORE EUGENOL
Cinnamon Leaf Oil trades some of the smell for more of the Eugenol, which smells more like clove oil with hints of citrus. Eugenol like Cinnamaldehyde has similar properties. The higher the level of Eugenol (ours is at minimum 75%) the higher the quality of the Cinnamon Leaf Oil. Did you know Eugenol was an ingredient used in dentistry?
Because Cinnamon Leaf Oil comes from steam distilling the leaves of the tree it is much cheaper. That makes it very cost effective for everyday household applications like getting rid of really bad smells in the toilet and kitchen. It is shockingly good at getting rid of powerful dors very fast. Not just masking the smell but simply getting rid of it for good.
5. BARK OIL HAS MORE CINNAMALDEHYDE
Quality of Ceylon Cinnamon Bark Oil is measured by the level of Cinnamaldehyde. Ours is guaranteed at 60% but mostly runs at 77%. The higher the levels of Cinnamaldehyde the morer refined and sophsticated it smells. That level of Cinnamaldehyde is also what makes it so effective and suitable for ingestion in beverages.
What makes Ceylon Cinnamon Bark very expensive is that one cinnamon stick has very little Oil. It too is steam distilled and very labor intensive, requiring skilled craftsmen to elicit the right quality. As a result there is a lot of wastage but the end result is an amazingly refined oil.
Ceylon Cinnamon Bark Oil (as opposed to the Cassia Cinnamon Bark Oil), is significantly better in quality. color, taste and aroma. Which is why the French perfume industry will only Ceylon Cinnamon Bark Oil in some of the most famous perfumes in the World. As does Coca Cola in making Coca Cola. All you need is a drop of this amazing oil.
Ceylon Cinnamon Bark Oil has a sweeter taste ( even though it is hot), compared to Cassia Cinnamon Bark Oil. That is why it works so well in our Ceylon Cinnamon Black Tea. The taste when mixed properly is sublime. It is worth its weight in Gold.
6. FOR INGESTION USE BARK OIL
Ceylon Cinnamon Bark Oil is what is usually used for ingestion. Usually 1-3 drops per 8 oz. of hot water or teas or coffee. Do not use more than this but always start with one drop. It can also be used for many recipes like you would Vanilla, but just a drop is enough in most cases. It that powerful.
That is not to say our steam distilled Ceylon Cinnamon Leaf Oil cannot be taken internally. Some do take the Cinnamon Leaf Oil internally for specific purposes we are banned from saying.
When we make our Cinnamon toothpicks for example we use a combination of leaf oil and Bark Oil. The leaf oil gives far more bite and the Bark Oil gives it the aroma and a slight sweetness to balance it out.
7. BARK OIL IS BETTER FOR AROMATHERAPY
The best way to enjoy Cinnamon Bark Oil is with aroma therapy. Add 2-3 drops into an aroma therapy diffuser and the resulting scent is truly uplifting.
8. MASSAGE WITH BARK OIL OR LEAF OIL
Just a fraction of Ceylon Cinnamon Bark Oil blended with a combination of carrier oil and other essential oils warms the skin. The exotic scent will make you forget the most hectic of days.
Which is not to say you can't use Cinnamon Leaf Oil in massage. You can and it is just as effective, but won't smell as nice. In some ways the leaf oil is better for massage at it runs hotter and stronger. Perfect for situations where you need to concentrated heat for a particular point like the soles of your feet or a bruised spot.
Maybe you can get a bottle of each? Just guard your bottle of Cinnamon Bark Oil as you would an expensive perfume.
|Ceylon Cinnamon Leaf Oil||Ceylon Cinnamon Bark Oil|
|Spicy and super strong||Sweet and ultra refined|
| Garbage bin odor
Kitchen sink odor
Wipe kitchen counters
Wipe inside refrigerator
Scenting Pine Cones
|High - due to high Eugenol content||High - due to high Cinnamaldehyde content|
|Medium Yellow||Light Yellow|