Cinnamon – Leaf (Cinnamomum ceylanicum)


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An evergreen tree, native to Sri Lanka. Wild trees may reach 20 metres in height, whilst cultivated trees for Bark oil are grown to around 8 metres. For leaf cultivation, the continual removal of shoots by cropping the young tree to almost ground level results in the formation of a dense bush to around 2 – 2.5 metres high with ample leaves and shoots. After trimming and pruning, the leaves left behind from the cutting of the stems, are usually allowed to dry for a few days before distillation.

The leaves are collected and laid in piles along two ropes. These ropes are then used to roll the leaves into bundles which are carried out of the plantation by workers on foot. The bundles are transported to the still, where they are placed into the vats for distillation. Once the leaves have been distilled – they are left to dry, and then used as fuel in the furnace for the next distillation. This regular maintenance provides the basis of raw material for the production of Cinnamon Leaf oil. The Leaf oil has a more gentler effect than that of the Bark oil. This is due to the leaf oil having a higher content of eugenol.

The oil and spice is often confused with Cassia, as they have similar properties and aromas. Cinnamon was prescribed by the ancient Chinese for almost every malady, and was used by the ancient Egyptians for keeping epidemics at bay.

Blends Well With

Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)
Black Pepper (Piper nigrum)
Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum)
Cinnamon Bark (Cinnamomum verum)
Frankincense (Boswellia serrata)
Grapefruit Pink (Citrus paradisi)
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
Lemon (Citrus limon)
Orange – Sweet (Citrus sinensis)
Plai (Zingiber cassumunar)
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata)

Aromatic Families



A sweet, earthy and spicy oriental aroma.

Aromatic Note



Not Known.

Additional information

Bottle Size

5mL, 10mL, 50mL, 100mL

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