Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A Scent-a Day with EdieAnne: Clove & Cinnamon

A Scent-a Day with EdieAnne:  Clove and Cinnamon

Classic scent of cinnamon sticks fused with cloves.

My one memory of Cinnamon & Cloves is making apples with cloves to hang in the kitchen.  I also know that cinnamon and cloves are used very often in recipes. It's recommended use in aromatherapy is for the treatment of rheumatism, diarrhea, dyspepsia, infrequent menstrual periods, colds, flu, stress, nervous exhaustion, colitis, nausea and stomach cramps. Cinnamon oil is antiseptic, astringent, digestive aid and a respiratory stimulant, due to the action of its chemical components.  Alternatively, inhale cinnamon scent through a Scentsy warmer, can help with all those things.  Cinnamon oil is also an emmenagogue, which means that it has the ability to induce menstruation. Therefore, avoid cinnamon scents while pregnant. However, it's known that cinnamon oil can be used to induce childbirth, under the supervision of a qualified professional.  Cinnamon oil's spicy scent can be an aphrodisiac. Cinnamon oil has warming, stimulating properties, which can provide both an energizing and amorous atmosphere. Using cinnamon oil in a scents warmer can produce an uplifted, energized mood. It's been suggested that cinnamon oil can be used to make a homemade aphrodisiac massage oil, using one-half cup light oil and a few drops of cinnamon essential oil. :)  I might just give that a try.  It has also been proved that the scent of cinnamon has the ability to boost brain activity.  It is good for Centering, strengthening, refreshing and vitalizing your mood.
So cinnamon is not just for the Scent of Christmas or Holidays, it has it's purpose too.