Cinnamon has been used throughout history, dating back as far as Ancient Egypt. It was considered a rare and valuable commodity and even believed to be a gift fit for kings and queens. Today, we find two types of commercial cinnamon: cassia cinnamon, which we typically buy in grocery stores for our pies and cinnamon toast, and the more expensive Ceylon cinnamon. This exquisite cinnamon has a milder, sweeter flavor and while also used in baking, it is used in aromatic compounds. A Touch of Country Magic uses this Ceylon cinnamon oil in a specialized formula and proprietary method to scent our products.
As our sense of smell is the most vivid sensual link to our memories, cinnamon’s sweet, warm, spicy scent can evoke memories of holidays, mulled cider and pumpkin pie. When used in aromatherapy, this wonderfully rich essential oil can ease tension, improve mood, stimulate the mind and uplift the spirit.