Cinnamomum zeylanicum/Cinnamomum verum/Laurus cinnamomum
There are two types of Cinnamon Essential Oil, Cinnamon Bark Oil and Cinnamon Leaf Oil.
This spicy or hot oil blends well with the other spice essential oils like Ginger, Clove, and Cardamon as well as the citrus oils like Orange and Lemon or combine it with a soothing oil like Lavender or Chamomile.
Always use this oil in a diluted state.
Diffusing cinnamon oil, known for its distinctive spicy aroma, is an excellent way to fill your home with a sweet scent. It can be used to freshen up the air and as an energy booster and mood uplifter. It is known to help fight depression and irritability. Cinnamon oil also causes mental and physical alertness by curtailing drowsiness and augmenting brain activity. Many people especially love using cinnamon oil during the fall and winter months to get into the holiday spirit!
Cinnamon oil has many properties that make it useful. It's antibacterial properties and antiviral properties make it a great choice to help clear up coughs, colds, and chest congestion. It is effective in fighting illnesses caused by several strains of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics, like E. coli and Staphylococcus. It also helps prevent viral illnesses like the flu. These same properties make it an effective household disinfectant. Just add a few drops of cinnamon oil to water and spray the wonder-working solution around the home for cleaning in areas like the bathroom, kitchen, and even on doorknobs to inhibit the spread of disease. It's so reassuring knowing that you can disinfect your home naturally with essential oils like cinnamon oil and lemon oil instead of using household cleaners with chemicals. Cinnamon oil's same antibacterial properties also make it an effective treatment for facial acne. Mix with a carrier oil to create your own facial wash.
Cinnamon oil has anti-fungal properties too. Fighting fungi like athlete's foot. It also gets rid of parasites like head lice. Create your own shampoo by adding cinnamon oil to a mixture of water and vinegar to treat this nasty condition. Make sure you are very careful to avoid contact with the eyes, though.
Cinnamon oil also has anti-inflammatory properties that aid in blood flow. It helps to open up blood vessels and improve circulation which results in decreased inflammation. It can be a beneficial oil for those who have had heart attacks or strokes, as well as used to prevent heart attacks. These same properties also makes it a remedy for headaches and other muscle aches. Inhale or diffuse cinnamon oil for wonderful headache relief or add a drop to a carrier oil like coconut oil and rub on sore muscles and joints, or even use it to soothe menstrual cramping.
Cinnamon oil helps to regulate blood sugar levels, helping with energy levels and mood stability. Studies and research show that it is helpful in regulating insulin levels for people with type 2 diabetes. It also helps curb unwanted cravings aiding in loosing weight and burning fat.
If you have an upset stomach, cinnamon oil may help solve your problem. It has a calming effect on the stomach and helps get rid of diarrhea and nausea. It also aids in digestion.
Its distinctive scent makes cinnamon oil an effective insect repellant as well. Roaches, black ants, flies, and mosquitoes do not like its scent and will stay far away wherever it is sprayed. Just add a dab to your clothing or mix with a carrier oil and put it directly on your skin to keep pesky insects at bay when you are outside. It makes having an outdoor gathering, like a picnic, so much more enjoyable.
Lastly, many studies have shown that cinnamon oil contains anti-tumoral and antioxidant properties. This research shows that cinnamon oil may be effective in fighting some types of cancer (especially those associated with the blood) by blocking the growth or multiplication of tumor cells.
Cinnamon has been used as a spice with helpful properties for many, many years. It may be the oldest spice in history. It's been used from flavoring foods to helping with depression to embalming bodies at death. At various times in history, cinnamon has been considered to be extremely valuable, even more valuable than gold.
As with many oils, it is good to test cinnamon oil before widespread use to see if you have a sensitivity to it in any way. It could be irritating to sensitive skin. It should be ingested with extreme caution and under a doctor's supervision as it can cause diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach pain. It is not the same as your household spice. It is much more potent and concentrated which can cause inflammation and irritation to the lining in the stomach and intestines. It is best used in diluted states. Because of its ability to increase blood flow, pregnant and nursing woman should avoid using cinnamon oil as well as people with certain heart conditions or who take certain medications that would counteract with this oil. Avoid using it on sensitive areas of the body like the eyes and mucus membranes.
Rocky Mountain Oils scored a 25.5 out of a possible 30 points. Each company is given a score based on 6 main qualities and an extra point if they are a Fair Trade company. You can read a full description of our rating system for a more thorough explination. Rocky Mountain Oils is one of the best essential oils companies that we came across and we highly recommend their products.
Rocky Mountain Oils is committed to delivering the highest quality oils and they don't just say those words but prove it with their 100% satisfaction guarantee and back it by providing actual GC/MS test results free of charge through their website. To view the actual GC/MS test for your oil, simply enter the unique batch number found on the bottom of your bottle on their site and see the GC/MS test results. There is no other site we came across that provides this directly through their website.
They are also Guaranteed S.A.A.F.E. which is an acronym that stands for SATISFACTION GUARANTEED, AUTHENTIC, ANALYSIS, FREE OF ADULTERANTS, and EFFECTIVE & PURE. By offering 3rd party testing and sharing those results freely with the public in a way that is easy for people to access, shows that Rocky Mountain Oils is a company with nothing to hide and holds themselves to the highest standards possible because they care and committed to truly providing the highest quality oils. Information on how their oils are distilled can be found for each product while you are shopping.
Their transparency as a company is even reflected in their openly disclosing the truth that there are NO OFFICIAL STANDARDS specified for essential oils products sold in the U.S.A. as many other companies may subtly try to get you to believe. Rocky Mountain Oils has created their own internal standards of quality which involves rigorous testing. Find out more about their STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE 100GSOQ PROTOCOL.
Their return policy reflects this as well with 90 days, full refund and they even cover the shipping. This is unrivaled in the industry. They believe and stand behind their products.
The price is really good for these quality oils but we did not take quality into account when comparing pricing between companies. We simply compared the price for a set amount of ml for 5 different commonly used oils. For this reason RMO comes in at 2.5 out of 5 stars. For household cleaning you may want to use less expensive oils but when it comes to use on your body or for aromatherapy these oils are excellent and well worth the price.
RMO has a great selection of both singles as well as blends. At the time of the writing of this review they have 78 single oils and 60 blends available for purchase through their website.
The website is not only visually attractive but organized nicely and easy to use. Finding what we were looking for was simple and intuitive. It was easy to spot specials as well as starter kits for beginners that had a nice well rounded variety.
Creating an account was simple. When shopping you can add any items in your cart to a wishlist to save for later if you are not ready to process your order right away which is a nice feature.
At any time you can check on the quality of any oil you have ordered from RMO directly on their site by Inputing Your Batch Number located on the bottle. You will see the 3rd party test results giving you confidence when it relates to using RMO oils when it relates to your health. This is an incredible feature that no one else in the industry is doing on their website that we have come across to date.
Access to the educational elements on the site is easy to find and navigate. Shopping is a breeze. Images of the bottles and ingredients with zoom effect on hover as well as access to applications and uses are available on the product page. Verified reviews are also available letting you know what other real people are saying about each product.
The site loads quickly and adapts for different devices so it will look great on your phone, tablet, or desktop. Overall this is a great website with lots of special features that make shopping and learning easy and enjoyable.
They make things very simple for those just starting out by providing a very basic explanation of the essential information you need to know about getting started with essential oils. For those that want more information they have a very well written blog. Also each product contains great educational information directly on the page. They don't overload you with excess information but focus their educational materials on making it simple to understand, quick to read, and easy to digest. You will not be overwhelmed and at the same time you will become very informed.
Our experience with Rocky Mountain Oils (RMO) customer service was great. They were quick to answer when we called and they answered all of our questions and pointed us to useful information. Everyone we spoke with was very knowledgeable and took their time talking with us as if we were their only customer. Even when asking very basic questions that were already answered on the website they were very patient and never made us feel rushed. On a different call asking more detailed and informed questions they were equally helpful and readily able to answer our questions.
Rocky Mountain Oils has probably the best return policy we have seen online. There is a 90 day money back guarantee. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, simply return it within 90 DAYS for a FULL REFUND. Products can be returned for any reason, even if opened, for up to 90 days and they even will send you a return shipping label.
People love RMO. There were so many 5 star reviews online it is hard to count. When we came across an occasional negative review it usually had something to do with a person having a problem with ordering on their tablet or phone and many people commenting after that they were not experiencing the same problems so they may want to check their internet connection. RMO staff was quick to respond to negative reviews and offer more than fair solutions ranging from offering to help them process an order by phone or offer full refunds if someone was not happy for any reason. Truly a sign of excellent customer service to be monitoring review sites and responding to their customers.
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Ginger Essential Oil blends well with Allspice, citrus oils, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Geranium, and Rosemary Essential Oils. It should always be diluted for topical applications, in diffuser or when taken orally.
Aids in digestion and gets rid of toxins, relieves respiratory conditions, treats nausea and vomiting, boosts mood, treats muscle aches and joint pain, improves blood circulation and heart health. Ginger Essential Oil is a warming essential oil that works as an antiseptic, laxative, tonic and stimulant. It is an antiseptic that kills infections that are caused by microorganisms and bacteria. This includes intestinal infections, bacterial dysentery and food poisoning. Ginger Oil is also effective against malaria, a mosquito-borne infectious disease.
Ginger Essential Oil removes mucus from the throat and lungs, and is known to heal the common cold and flu and treat a cough, and acts as a natural remedy for bronchitis and helps with loss of breath. It is also considered a natural remedy for asthma. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, it reduces swelling in the lungs and helps open airways.
Zingibai is a component of Ginger Essential Oil that is responsible for the oil’s anti-inflammatory properties. This component provides pain relief and treats muscle aches, arthritis, migraines and works as a headache remedy and provides relief from menstrual cramps, backaches and soreness. It has the power to reduce cholesterol levels and promotes blood clotting. It is able to decrease age-related oxidative stress markers and reduce oxidative damage. It has been found to be effective in treating alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Ginger Essential Oil increases sexual desire; it addresses issues such as impotence and loss of libido. It has also been used to treat emotional problems like fear, abandonment, and lack of self-confidence or motivation.
For over 4,700 years the Chinese and Indians have used ginger medicinally. Ginger was a costly product during the period of the Roman Empire in the first century AD because of its healing properties. It spread across Asia, Africa, Europe and India because of the spice trading business. In the 13th and 14th centuries, the value of a pound of ginger was equivalent to the cost of a sheep! Queen Elizabeth I of England is credited with the invention of the gingerbread man, a well-known Christmas treat. From 1585 on, Jamaican ginger was the first oriental spice to be grown in the New World and imported back to Europe. Today, India is the largest producer of ginger, followed by China, Nepal, Nigeria, Thailand and Indonesia.
Always test for skin sensitivity prior to use. Excessive use of any oil can lead to skin sensitization. Keep out of eyes, ears, or nose. Test different brands carefully, and never use an oil in a way not recommended by its maker.
Eucalyptus globulus and Eucalyptus radiate
Eucalyptus globulus (also known as Tasmanian blue) is an antiseptic and an analgesic. Eucalyptus radiate is one of the most fragrant of all the Eucalyptus oil and has strong antibacterial, antiviral, and expectorant properties. It is often used in diffusers as well as topically for the flue, sinusitis, and bronchitis.
It is generally used as an analgesic, antiseptic, deodorant, expectorant, and to kill parasites. Has a stimulating effect on the nervous system, can relieve depression and lethargy. EEO is considered an effective therapy for respiratory illnesses. It is said to relieve muscular aches and pains associated with colds and flu, clears lung phlegm, improves breathing function, and improves digestive health.
The Eucalyptus is native to Australia. The Aborigines employed it as a general cure-all. The 300 different species were used for everything from paper, to mulch, and to fight malaria. It was discovered that Eucalyptus oil could be converted into a gas to light homes, hotels, and shops. During WW I, Eucalyptus Oil was in great demand to control a meningitis outbreak and the influenza epidemic of 1919. Today, the major EEO producing countries are China, Spain, Portugal, South Africa, Russia, and Chile. China is the world’s top producer of EEO today.
Eucalyptus Oil should be diluted in a carrier oil for topical application and for inhalation in a diffuser. Should only be taken internally if directed by a health care professional. A 3.5-milliliter dose of undiluted eucalyptus oil can be fatal, according to Medline Plus. Whether it is taken topically or orally, people who use a toxic amount of this oil may experience a wide variety of symptoms, including abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and dizziness or muscle weakness.