National Donut Day

Posted by on 6/3/2016 to Essential Oil DIY Ideas
Sweet Cinnamon Essential Oil Diffuser Blend

Each year on the first Friday in June, people participate in National Doughnut or Donut Day.  This day celebrates the doughnut and honors the Salvation Army Lassies, the women that served doughnuts to soldiers during WWI.

Sweet Cinnamon Diffuser Blend
1 tsp Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
1 tsp Clove Essential Oil
1 tsp Ginger Essential Oil
Mix all together in a 15 ml bottle and then diffuse.

This mixture can also be made in smaller batches
5 drops Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
5 drops Clove Essential Oil
5 drops Ginger Essential Oil

Cinnamon bark oil (Cinnamomum verum) is derived from the plant of the species name Laurus cinnamomum and belongs to the Lauraceae botanical family. Cinnamon oil is highly concentrated with antioxidants, which makes it effective as a natural digestive aid, blood sugar stabilizer and circulation booster. It’s also commonly used to combat cardiovascular diseases and fight infections. Cinnamon oil itself has especially strong antiparasitic, anti-inflammatory, antiplatelet and antiviral properties, which makes it extremely useful for enhancing immunity. There are two primary types of cinnamon oils available on the market: cinnamon bark oil and cinnamon leaf oil. While they have some similarities, they’re different products with somewhat separate uses. Cinnamon bark oil is extracted from the outer bark of the cinnamon tree. It’s considered very potent and has a strong, “perfume-like” smell, almost like taking an intense whiff of ground cinnamon. Cinnamon bark oil is usually more expensive than cinnamon leaf oil.

Cinnamon leaf oil has a “musky and spicy” smell and tends to have a lighter color. While cinnamon leaf oil might appear yellow and murky, cinnamon bark oil has a deeper red-brown color that most people usually associate with cinnamon spice. Both are beneficial, but cinnamon bark oil may be more potent. 

Many of the benefits of cinnamon bark oil have to do with its ability to dilate blood vessels. Cinnamon bark can help enhance nitric oxide function, which causes increased blood flow and lower levels of inflammation.

Health benefits of cinnamon oil include:

  • Decreases inflammation
  • Increases circulation
  • Fights viruses
  • Fights free radicals
  • Stimulates the immune system
  • Stimulates libido
  • Fights parasites
  • Relieves depression

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