Make Homemade Cinnamon Oil

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Introduction: Make Homemade Cinnamon Oil

Making your own Cinnamon oil is easier than you think!

Cinnamon oil has many uses such as.....

1. Cooking
2. As a form of alternative treatment for certain diseases, improves health, immune system and improves brain function.
3. It can also help in killing bacteria and fungus.
4. candle scent
5. soap making
6. massage oil
7. Other fragrant creations

I will use my cinnamon oil for candle scents and other holistic creative creations!


Step 1: Materials

Ingredients:

Olive oil
mason jar
cinnamon sticks

*A sunny spot to place the jar for a few weeks.

*First, Wash and dry the mason jar.


Step 2: Mix and Shake

1. Place the cinnamon sticks in the jar.

2. Pour the olive oil into jar, covering the cinnamon sticks. leave an inch headroom at the top (Took a small bottle and half to fill the jar).

3. Place the lid on the jar, shake and set in a sunny spot for a few weeks.

4. Shake the jar a few times a day.

5. After 3 to 4 weeks remove the cinnamon sticks with your fingers or strain with a cheese cloth.

6. The cinnamon sticks should have released their oils and be ready to use.

Step 3: Cinnamon Oil

Oil is ready to use and can be stored in a cool dark place. This oil is great for cooking.

Step 4: Grapeseed Oil

I recently did a cinnamon oil with grapeseed oil and I like it a lot better for blessings and holistic uses.

For external uses only.

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31 Discussions

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jaymernicol
jaymernicol

Question 3 months ago

what are the other alternative in killing flies?

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jaymernicol
jaymernicol

3 months ago

thanks for sharing your knowledge..

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Erik1986
Erik1986

Question 1 year ago on Step 3

Really interested in making this as I want to make cinnamon hard candies and gummies with it. The recipe seems easy enough using the sticks which id prefer to ground cinnamon. However, it’s mid winter so not much sun and when there is, it isn’t really warm. I live in an apartment so finding the ideal “warm” spot for the jar to sit for 3 weeks can be tricky. Any suggestions? How warm should it be? I keep my apartment at 76 degrees

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CassieL23
CassieL23

Question 2 years ago on Step 1

We say carrier oil - can I use olive oil - like the olive oil above my stove in my kitchen or is a carrier oil processed

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ShelleyS57
ShelleyS57

Answer 2 years ago

Plain old olive oil is absolutely perfect for doing this with. And while stated for external use only, that’s nonsense. This oil can be used to cook with (especially if you have used olive oil or other cooking oils that are flavourless. Just be aware that the expiration date of your oil determines how long your cinnamon oil will be good for. I do use mine for cooking and have done for years. I also use cinnamon oil for easing aches and pains as it is great for topical use also just not exclusively for topical use, but for that I use almond oil or almond oil with jojoba oil, simply because it is more easily absorbed into the skin and adds a bit more nutrition for the skin. You could use olive oil for the skin, but it leaves your skin feeling greasy as it doesn’t absorb quickly, but if it is all you have and budget is tight, it will work. It’s even yummy used in an oil for making salad dressings and dips...I love using walnut oil for this, however walnut oil goes rancid pretty quickly, so I only make small amounts.

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Faustach
Faustach

3 years ago

Thank you

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Patricialove
Patricialove

4 years ago

Can I use Mazola oil to make cinnamon oil? And, cinnamon sticks?

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JASPALP
JASPALP

4 years ago

Good,illtry

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VeritableQuandary
VeritableQuandary

4 years ago

Wonderfully simple and infinitely less expensive to make your own. Expect to pay anywhere from 7 dollars and up per ounce. Thanks very much for this! I found some other uses for this oil if anyone is interested:

  • Put 2 drops in empty veggie capsule for immune support.
  • Use 1-2 drops in an empty veggie capsule or diluted over the abdomen to support pancreatic health.
  • Place 1 drop Cinnamon essential oil in hot water or tea and drink slowly to soothe your throat.
  • Put 2–3 drops in a spray bottle for a quick and effective cleaning spray.
  • Place one drop on your toothbrush then add toothpaste.
  • Dilute with a carrier oil then apply to cold, achy joints during winter time.
  • Cinnamon oil is said to be an aphrodisiac for many. (I can't vouch
    for that one yet.) Try aromatic or topical usage on a regular basis
    (lower abdomen may be okay but AVOID genitals until highly diluted -
    ouch!).
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Jennprice33
Jennprice33

Reply 4 years ago

Thank you!

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parisusa
parisusa

4 years ago

Any suggestion with what to do with the used cinnamon sticks? Are they useful in the garden or is it best to just toss them?

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Jennprice33
Jennprice33

Reply 4 years ago

Hi, I crush mine in a food processor and add them to soy candles, candle melts or in scented arrangements.

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VeritableQuandary
VeritableQuandary

4 years ago

Wonderfully simple and infinitely less expensive to make your own. Expect to pay anywhere from 7 dollars and up per ounce. Thanks very much for this! I found some other uses for this oil if anyone is interested:

  • Put 2 drops in empty veggie capsule for immune support.
  • Use 1-2 drops in an empty veggie capsule or diluted over the abdomen to support pancreatic health.
  • Place 1 drop Cinnamon essential oil in hot water or tea and drink slowly to soothe your throat.
  • Put 2–3 drops in a spray bottle for a quick and effective cleaning spray.
  • Place one drop on your toothbrush then add toothpaste.
  • Dilute with a carrier oil then apply to cold, achy joints during winter time.
  • Cinnamon oil is said to be an aphrodisiac for many. (I can't vouch
    for that one yet.) Try aromatic or topical usage on a regular basis
    (lower abdomen may be okay but AVOID genitals until highly diluted -
    ouch!).
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TheCrafter101
TheCrafter101

4 years ago

can you use vegetable oil?

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Jennprice33
Jennprice33

Reply 4 years ago

Yes, there are many different carry oils you can use.

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7Landers
7Landers

4 years ago

You mention that you use it for cooking.... Can you be more specific about how. What types of recipes call for cinnamon oil? I can think of something like chocolate cakes, brownies, or even cinnamon flavored toothpicks, but can't really think of anything else. I'd love to know more ways to use cinnamon. Thanks for your post.

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Jennprice33
Jennprice33

Reply 4 years ago

Hi, Anytime a recipe calls for olive oil, you can use the cinnamon oil in its place. I have used it for candies, waffles, pancakes, cookies, greasing a pan, but lately I've been mostly using it for beard balms I make. Thanks for the question!

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lsutton3
lsutton3

5 years ago

What do you use the cinnamon oil for

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lauracline
lauracline

Reply 5 years ago

If you are into essential oils at all, it is a GREAT oil to diffuse. Combine it with a few drops of clove and nutmeg oil in the diffuser for an amazing scent.

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Jennprice33
Jennprice33

Reply 5 years ago

Great tip! Thank you!