Both cinnamon bark essential oil and cinnamon leaf essential oil comes from a similar class of tree, Cinnamomum. The two kinds of essential oil can be produced using a few types of the cinnamon tree. The most well-known one utilized by cultivators to make essential oils is Cinnamomum Verum (when called Cinnamomum zeylanicum), otherwise called “Genuine cinnamon.” However, as the oils’ names propose, they are produced using various pieces of the tree.
After the trees are gathered, the leaves are taken out to deliver cinnamon leaf essential oil. The leaves go through a refining interaction either with steam or carbon dioxide. The bark is stripped off, chipped, and like the leaf oil, is refined with steam or carbon dioxide to make the bark essential oil.
Both cinnamon leaf and bark essential oils contain cinnamaldehyde and eugenol as their fundamental constituents. The leaf oil has more elevated levels of eugenol, and the bark oil has more significant levels of cinnamaldehyde. Both contain follow measures of 43 other synthetic mixtures.
Cinnamaldehyde gives cinnamon its brand name aroma. Since both leaf and bark oil contain this compound, each has a solid cinnamon smell. Bark oil contains more cinnamaldehyde and has the more grounded cinnamon fragrance of the two. Aromatherapists portray cinnamon leaf essential oil as hot, sweet, and solid. Cinnamon bark essential oil is spicier, better, and more grounded than leaf oil.
Therapeutic and Household Uses
In view of its higher eugenol content, cinnamon leaf oil is esteemed as a pain-relieving, or pain reliever. The bark oil, higher in cinnamaldehyde, is suggested by cultivators for its antimicrobial and antiviral properties. Both are suggested for fragrant healing. Botanists use cinnamon leaf oil, weakened in a transporter oil, as a skin treatment for torment.
Cinnamon leaf essential oil is typically more affordable than cinnamon bark essential oil. Since the oils in the leaves are simpler to remove than the oils in bark, it takes a more prominent amount of bark to deliver a comparative measure of oil, which prompts its greater expense.