Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil

(Cinnamomum zeylanicum)

Cinnamon Bark essential oil’s warm and comforting aroma exudes a familiar scent from the naturally occurring constituent cinnamaldehyde. It plays an integral role in our proprietary, top-selling Thieves® essential oil blend, where it is combined with Clove, Lemon, and other essential oils for a signature aroma. There’s no doubt that Cinnamon Bark is a favourite during the winter seasons, as its sweet and spicy scent evokes memories of the holidays. For a festive note, diffuse Cinnamon Bark with Frankincense, Orange, Tangerine, Clove, or Nutmeg. Cinnamon Bark can also be applied topically if diluted properly to avoid skin irritation.

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Product Snapshot

Product Snapshot

Features & Benefits
  • Can be applied to skin for cleansing purposes
  • Can be added to household cleaning products for a spicy, enriching aroma
  • Can be diffused to eliminate strong odors
  • Contains the naturally occurring constituent cinnamaldehyde
Aromatic Profile
From the Bottle: Spicy, warm, and sweet
Key Constituents
  • Trans-Cinnamaldehyde
  • Eugenol
  • Beta-Caryophyllene
  • Linalol


Cinnamomum zeylanicum† (Cinnamon) bark oil
†100% pure, YLTG™ essential oil
Suggested Uses

Suggested Uses

  • Combine Cinnamon Bark with water in a glass spray bottle for a quick cleansing formula and apply it to surfaces.
  • Add 5 drops of Cinnamon Bark and 3 drops of Lemon essential oil to soapy water and pour it down the drain. Let the mixture sit for 1 hour to freshen a musty garbage disposal.
  • Dilute Cinnamon Bark with V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and massage it on your feet for a warming sensation.
  • Diffuse it in your home, especially during the holidays, for an inviting, warm environment.
  • Get creative by combining Cinnamon Bark with complementary oils such as Frankincense, Orange, Tangerine, Clove, or Nutmeg.
Where to Diffuse
  • Make the kitchen a gathering place for friends and family with this warm, inviting aroma.
  • Focus on deep work in your study or at your desk with this spicy scent.
  • Find rainy day respite in your bedroom by diffusing this cosy, nostalgic aroma as you cuddle up in bed with fluffy pillows and a book.
Cinnamon Bark’s spicy, candied aroma can help create a comforting environment when diffused in your home. Apply Cinnamon Bark topically to create a warming sensation.
Label Directions
Topical: Dilute 1 drop with 4 drops of V-6™ or olive oil. Test on a small area of skin on the underside of your arm. Apply to desired area as needed.
Aromatic: Diffuse up to 10 minutes 3 times daily.
Get to Know

Get to Know

Product Background
Cinnamon Bark comes from a tropical evergreen tree that is native to Sri Lanka. To obtain the essential oil, the bark of the tree undergoes a steam distillation process. This warmly scented, versatile oil was found in anointing oil from thousands of years ago. Egyptians employed it as a perfuming agent as well. Today, Cinnamon Bark plays a key role in Young Living’s popular Thieves® essential oil blend, and it is also found in Abundance™, Gathering™, Highest Potential™, and Magnify Your Purpose™.
Scientific name: Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Botanical family: Lauraceae
Region(s) found: Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Ceylon
Plant part used: Bark
Extraction method: Steam distilled
YL Region: Most Young Living Cinnamon Bark essential comes from Sri Lanka
Cinnamon Bark essential oil joined the Young Living family in 1994


Q. Does cinnamon essential oil serve the same function as the powdered form?
A. Products in powdered form and oil form have no similarities, so they would not necessarily serve the same function.
Q. How much Cinnamon Bark material does it take to produce Cinnamon Bark essential oil?
A. It takes approximately 223 - 250 grams of cinnamon bark material to produce one 5 ml bottle of essential oil.
Q. Is your Cinnamon Bark essential oil distilled from Cassia or Ceylon?
A. The plant species used for Cinnamon Bark essential oil is Cinnamomum verum, translation “true cinnamon”. It is also called Sri Lankan or Ceylon cinnamon. Historically, Sri Lanka was the only regular supplier of true cinnamon bark and leaf oils. C. verum’s older botanical name, Cinnamomum zeylanicum, is derived from Sri Lanka’s older name, Ceylon. Cinnamomum cassia is the botanical species for Cassia.
Q. Does Cinnamon Bark contain cinnamaldehyde?
A. Yes, it does.