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Ocotea Essential Oil

Ocotea essential oil was used historically in traditional rituals to cleanse the body and spirit. Also known as false cinnamon, it has a warm, spicy aroma that is considered cleansing and so...
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Ocotea is distilled from the leaves of Ocotea quixos, a large tree found in the Amazon wilderness on the west side of the Andes Mountains. Used historically for more than 500 years to flavor cakes and sweets, ocotea it is commonly referred to by the native people throughout Ecuador as false canela, or false cinnamon. Ocotea essential oil has a warm, spicy aroma that is similar to but more delicate than that of Cinnamon Bark. Honored as a spiritual oil for many years, Ocotea is still used in purification rituals today.


    • Dilute 1 drop with 4 drops of V-6™ or olive oil. Test on small area of skin on the underside of arm and apply to desired area as needed.

    • Diffuse up to 10 minutes 3 times daily.

    Features & Benefits

    • Has a warm, spicy aroma

    • Used traditionally in spiritual cleansing rituals

    • Cleanses skin when applied topically

    Suggested Uses

    • Diffuse Ocotea with Orange or Tangerine to create a warm, comforting environment.

    • Inhale or apply it to wrists, neck, and ear lobes during meditation, prayer, or spiritual practices.

    • Add a few drops to your facial cleanser or moisturizer or apply as a spot treatment.


    Key Constituents

    Beta-caryophyllene, Cinnamyl acetate, Methyl cinnamate, Alpha-humulene

    Safety Items


    Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use. Avoid direct sunlight or UV rays to application area for up to 12 hours.


    Ocotea (Ocotea Quixos)† leaf oil

    †Premium essential oil

    *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Young Living products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

    Botanical Information


    Finca Botanica Farm and Distillery


    Mera Ocotea Farm


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    Botanical Family

    Lauraceae (laurels family)

    Plant Part Used


    Extraction Method

    Steam Distilled