It’s important to know how to keep your home and family members germ and infection free. When one person gets sick, it can negatively affect the whole household, so having a go-to infection and harmful bacteria fighting remedy is really of the utmost importance. Essential oils provide a natural, effective and sweet-smelling way to keep pathogens and illness at bay, and one of the absolute best oils for this purpose is cinnamon.
Cinnamon was first introduced to the rest of the world via the Arabs, and its cultivation and origins were kept as a closely guarded secret. The ancient Egyptians used cinnamon for temple incense, perfume and foot rubs, and it has historically been included in mulled wines and love potions, as well as a way to kill parasites and prevent fermentation in the intestines. It is a very strong and effective oil, and care must be taken when using it. It should not be used on the skin undiluted, but must instead be mixed with a carrier oil. This should be especially noted for people with sensitive skin.
Cinnamon is a very warm essential oil and is also one of the oils we use in our infamous wholesale Thieves essential oil blend. When used alone in the diffuser, cinnamon effectively kills airborne bacteria and pathogens that would otherwise lead to sickness and infection. On a scale of 1 to 50, Cinnamon oil scored 42.5 in terms of antifungal activity. According to the International Journal of Food Microbiology, it killed 92% of 25 bacterial strains that it was introduced to. As far as keeping your home and family germ free, you’d be hard pressed to find an essential oil as or more effective than cinnamon.
Cinnamon essential oil is a wonderful blend of powerful antibacterial action and sweet, sultry, spicy scent- equally suited for a man or a woman. Thus it can be used as a natural, immunity-boosting perfume (when diluted correctly!). The warmth it exudes is strangely comforting, which is an added bonus when using cinnamon if you have a cold, or during the winter. It can also effectively be used in toothpaste formulations to help with gum and tooth health, in the diffuser to keep your home pathogen free, and of course as an additive to private label essential oil blends to pack a double-dose of exotic sweetness and bacteria busting power.