Ceylon Cinnamon Essence –  Use This Homemade Magic to Bring Charisma Back to Your Health, Home, and Cooking!

 

cinnamon extract uses for home and health

How to use Cinnamon Extract

We’ve all relished cinnamon in apple pies and teas, and at one time wondered how a dry-looking spice like cinnamon could add so much flavor to sweets and desserts. But have we ever given a thought to the fact that sometimes it really isn’t the powder that is making our tasty dish or beverage so good? That it’s actually the far more powerful and enchanting form of cinnamon:  cinnamon essence?

Yes, cinnamon essence is a treasure chest that not only is behind some of the world’s most guarded culinary secrets, but also allows the numerous health benefits and a wondrous aroma that gives that special zip to otherwise ordinary dishes. And, not just that, it also has properties that make it a wonderful sanitizer that keeps gorgeous homes sparkling clean. Don’t believe me? Read on, and you’ll find out all the amazing benefits of cinnamon essence.

Here are 10 amazing uses of, and the secret to, making your own cinnamon essence:

  • Digestion
    cinnamon helps digestion, stomach helps digestive function

    Stomaches are helped by cinnamon

Cinnamon offers the amazing advantage of aiding in digestion. The volatile oil present in this spice is the main agent that causes the fats to break down during digestion. So, adding some cinnamon to your food is a great idea. If your dish is not complemented by its flavor and aroma, you could consider having tea water with a splash of cinnamon. Have it 20-30 minutes before meals and your stomach will stay light after meals.

how to stay alert with cinnamon

Just a splash of cinnamon essence can help you keep alert without the addiction

  • Attentiveness Aid

Science supports the fact that the aroma of cinnamon improves cognitive faculties as well as memory. So, you could either carry a cinnamon stick with you, or you could simply dab a drop of cinnamon essential essence on your handkerchief, and take a whiff every now and then to stay attentive.

It also works well if taken internally. So, you could consider adding a few drops of cinnamon essence to you morning coffee or tea, or even your cereal to begin an alert morning.

  • Insect/Moth Repellant
moths replled with cinnamon

Interestingly enough, the sweet delicious smell of cinnamon repels moths

Good news for you! It is just humans that appreciate the smell of cinnamon; the insects do not! So, there are two ways you can use it to your advantage

  • Add a few drops of cinnamon essence to your regular sunscreen or lotion to make it and safe and natural mosquito and insect repellant.
  • Take 2-3 cinnamon sticks, half a cup of black peppercorns, and half a cup of whole cloves. Take some sachets and fill a tablespoon of this mix to hang these in your wardrobe or keep them in your underwear drawers.

 

  • Skin Protector
ceylon cinnamon sticks for face and skin

Get the most use of cinnamon sticks for skin and face

Cinnamon essence also has a gamut of goodies for you skin. It is antibacterial and antifungal, which means that it will protect your skin from infections and the daily damage caused by dust and grime. It is also replete with antioxidant properties, implying that it will keep your skin younger, fight off acne and blemishes, and of course improve your complexion.

Here is what you must do to make it work:  mix 3 tablespoons of honey with 1 teaspoon of freshly ground cinnamon and apply it to your skin. Let it sit for a few hours and rinse with warm water. Voila!

 

  •  Refresh Your Potpourri
fresh up your potpourri with cinnamon essence

Potpourri can be freshened up with cinnamon

Wish to keep your home smelling fresh all year round? Just sprinkle a few drops of cinnamon essence onto the potpourri that is placed at a well-ventilated spot. It will keep the indoors fresh all year long provided you repeat the process every now and then whenever the fragrance starts to fade.

 

  • Light Bulb Diffuser
how you can use a light bulb as a cinnamon diffuser

You can use light bulbs in this ecofriendly way

Nothing is simpler than this trick. If you do not wish to plunk down your cash for a diffuser, simply pour a drop of cinnamon essence onto a cool light bulb. As the bulb gains temperature when you switch it on, the sweet aroma will fill the room and make your home popular once again.

Ceylon cinnamon sticks for cinnamon extract on Athlet's foot

Use cinnamon essence to help with your Athlete’s foot issues

  • Remedy for Athlete’s Foot?

As mentioned earlier, cinnamon is anti-fungal. Here is what you need to know about Athlete’s Foot.

  • Put 9 cinnamon sticks into 1.5 quarts of water and boil.
  • Let it simmer for 8 minutes.
  • Cool and steep for 45 minutes.
  • Soak your feet in it for 20 minutes.
  • Repeat each day till the infection is gone.

You can also slip in a stick or two, overnight, in the shoes that are sweaty or stinky and notice how they become much more friendly to your feet.

 

  • Handy Cleaning Spray
use cinnamon essence for a healthy refreshing clean

Don’t threaten the health of your family with aerosols

All level-headed homemakers will agree that the kitchen and bathroom are the toughest spots to clean. This homemade cleaning spray will not only make cleaning easy peasy but also leave a delicious scent behind.

Simply take two teaspoons of Ceylon cinnamon essence in 8 oz. of distilled water and 8 oz. of distilled white vinegar. Pour all of these together in a spray bottle and get ready for a spritzy squeaky clean house  

 

  • Cinnamon Syrup
cinnamon syrup can be used on pancakes

Try your pancakes with tasty but healthy cinnamon syrup!

Now, when you go Googling for cinnamon, the most trending thing that you will find it the cinnamon syrup. As the internet is going ga ga over it, big box stores like Walmart are sure to cash in on it with their own frankenfood version. Why not make a wholesome version of it at home your family can treasure rather than subjecting our loved ones to dangerous ingredients?

All you need to do is take a cup of purified water, add a cup of cane sugar, and 2 cinnamon sticks in a sauce pan. Bring the concoction to boil and let it simmer for 15 minutes. Pour it into a mason jar while still hot (but put about one inch of warm water on the bottom to prevent cracking), and let it cool with a closed lid.

You can add this delightful to your pies, desserts, ice-creams, hot beverages, and cocktails, and so much more!

 

  • Fresh Summer Re-hydrating Beverage
how to make cinnamon lime drink from cinnamon syrup

Lime water doused with cinnamon syrup

This citrusy-sweet miracle is an absolute boon for the summer thirst.

  1. Just use one cinnamon stick for every pint of water
  2. Heat the water with organic 3-inch Ceylon cinnamon stick(s) on in your saucepan until it boils.
  3. Let the cinnamon steep up to 45 minutes
  4. Add 4 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lime and beat the heat!
  5. Mixing it 50% with sparkling water (e.g. San Pellegrino) optional

This naturally disinfecting drink will have your mouth feeling clean and fresh, and with the anti-inflammatory properties of lime and cinnamon, you will well be on your way to recovery after a long jog or trip to the gym. You’ll also be in great shape for your next meal, as they also both promote healthy digestion, and the minerals in the San Pellegrino will help replace what was lost in the workout (especially important for those on a ketogenic diet).  

And now, it’s time to reveal a big secret!

You would have noticed that many hacks we have divulged really revolved around Ceylon cinnamon sticks. Any particular reason? Yes, of course!

Ceylon cinnamon, aka “real cinnamon” has the maximum properties you want for cinnamon in its delightful scent and its sweet taste. What we see on the supermarket shelves as cinnamon extract is actually cassia, a Chinese cousin of Ceylon cinnamon that is similar but not the same, and somewhat inferior.

Why inferior? The Chinese cassia cinnamon has a higher concentration of a compound called coumarin, as compared to its Ceylonese cousin. This compound though an anti-coagulant, is also poisonous in its most concentrated forms. Ceylon Cinnamon, however, has not only ultra low proportions of coumarin, it is also richer in natural volatile oils than those found in cassia. That being said, though the internet has many a time alleged cassia for being lethal, you may have to consume more than 50 kg of it a day to keel over.  Moral of the story:  take advantage of the subtle sweet taste and delightful fragrance of Ceylon cinnamon sticks, as they are the best source of the oils that are so incredibly versatile for healing, disinfecting, deodorizing, dealing with dehydration, and creating the most wonderful delicacies.

So, go on and treat yourself to Ceylon cinnamon sticks, the delight of those who treasure the finer things in life.


Ready to Squeeze Out Some Cinnamon Essence Out of  These Magic Wands ?

Good news! If you are running short or out of stock, Coconut Country Living is currently having a special launch special (though yes, you can make it a lunch special too!) on its organic Ceylon cinnamon sticks, a real boon for all sorts of beauty, home, and health uses.

Though these are super-fresh, straight from Sri Lanka, they are now selling here at 30-40% off when you use the special coupon CINNAM10. Amazon wants to see quick sales whenever we launch a new product, so we are also including a really cool e-book so you can get more super cool cinnamon stick recipes and crafts in one place.

     

favorite ceylon and cassia cinnamon stick ideas

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But warning, this introductory supply is limited, yet guaranteed to knock your socks off. So pick up these little guys today to bring some more excitement to your home and zest to your life while this offer lasts.  MD

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