Cinnamon is extracted from the inner bark of the cinnamon tree and although it is often used as a spice in cooking, it has many other uses.
The essential oil of cinnamon has anti-viral properties to prevent diseases such as diarrhea, E.coli and salmonella (ideal to take with us on a trip when we travel to different countries) It also contains powerful chemicals that help fight bacteria and fungi . It can also be consumed to improve our health, immune system and mental functions.
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To consume the essential oil of cinnamon, simply put one or two drops of essential oil in a cup of hot water and drink the mixture. When we travel to foreign countries, it will be advisable to drink several cups a day to prevent.
How is cinnamon essential oil made?
To make the essential oil of cinnamon we will need cinnamon sticks (it is better that they are left over), a glass jar with a hermetic closure to make the oil, a glass bottle to store the oil (preferably amber or green in color so as not to leave enter the light) and olive oil.
- 1.- The first thing we will do is fill the glass jar with cinnamon sticks, leaving as little free space as possible.
- 2.- Once we have placed the cinnamon sticks in the jar, what we will do is pour olive oil into the jar until all the cinnamon sticks are covered.
- 3.- Place the jar in a warm (not cold) place and close it properly to isolate the mixture from the environment.
- 4.- Leave the jar in that place for about 3 weeks and shake the mixture once a day so that the cinnamon releases its oils.
- 5.- After these 3 weeks the cinnamon sticks will have released all their oil. Using a cloth, strainer or something similar, we will strain the cinnamon oil and place it in an amber glass bottle (if it can be).
- 6.- Store essential oil in a cool, dry place and use when needed.
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