How to Make Cinnamon Oil at Home?

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Cinnamon oil is widely used to treat a number of diseases, as it helps to destroy various kinds of fungus and bacteria. This oil also helps in building up ones immunity and developing the activities of the brain, and the overall health of a person.

This oil is mainly prepared with the help of the bark of cinnamon tree. The cinnamon tree is found in parts of India, Sri Lanka and some other tropical countries around the globe. Cinnamon oil, however, is easily available in markets now, and in fact can also be prepared easily at home. You will need to follow some simple steps, and you will have your inexpensive home-made cinnamon oil.

Here we have methods on how to make cinnamon oil from cinnamon powder. One method does not involve any heat and uses cinnamon sticks as its ingredient. The other method involves heat, and uses ground cinnamon, or cinnamon powder, as its ingredient.


Method 1:-

The first method involves no heat or other preparations, and takes about 2-3 weeks of time to complete.

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  • Get a wide mouthed jar, with straight sides. Fit some cinnamon sticks inside the jar, filling in as much space in the jar as possible with the sticks.
  • Pour olive oil over the cinnamon sticks inside the jar. The oil must be enough to cover up all the cinnamon sticks completely.
  • Find a warm area in your house, preferably a window that has direct sunlight, and place the jar there for around two to three weeks.
  • Give the jar a shake every day. By doing this, the base oil will release the cinnamon oil.
  • At the end of the three week time duration, strain the cinnamon oil from the jar. Strain the oil with the help of a cheese cloth, or anything of that sort. Squeeze out the oil from the cinnamon sticks using your fingers.

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Method 2:-

Here are steps on “how to make cinnamon essential oil at home”. Pick them and apply as it is.

The second method is also pretty inexpensive, but involves a little bit of heating process.

  • Take a pan and heat the desired quantity of olive oil in it.
  • Once the oil is heated enough, add some ground cinnamon to the oil and mix it well. The ratio of the oil with the cinnamon should be four parts of olive oil for a part of cinnamon powder.
  • Let this simmer for around 3-5 minutes while stirring continuously.
  • As the aroma of cinnamon becomes prominent, turn off the heat. Do not heat the oil after this point, it can ruin the properties of the oil. Keep the oil aside to bring it down to room temperature.
  • Once the oil is completely cooled off, strain the resultant cinnamon oil using a fine-mesh strainer along with a coffee filter into a container. Store this cinnamon oil in an air tight jar, and keep it in a cool and dry place.

This homemade cinnamon oil required minimum investment of money, and is absolutely fresh and hygienic. You can store the oil without any worries in dry place and in an air tight container, without it getting spoilt. The oil can be used for months after making it.

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Essential oils are readily available in organic stores but when you make it at home, its pocket friendly and you experience the joy of making an essential oil all by yourself. Just follow the steps explained as it is and make pure and exclusive cinnamon essential oil at home. Happy essential oil making!

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