2. Beauty Benefits
The antimicrobial and antioxidant effects of cinnamon make it a healthful addition to skin care products. The Farm Girl Gabs has a recipe for a DIY Cinnamon Sugar Scrub that smells good enough to eat. In this recipe, cinnamon combines with brown sugar, white sugar, almond oil, and cinnamon essential oil. Meanwhile, Hello Glow offers recipes for a homemade cinnamon lip scrub and a Homemade Lip Balm with Lip-Plumping Cinnamon. You can also try whipping up your own Cinnamon and Clove Tooth Powder or Cinnamon Mouthwash.
1. Household Uses
Cinnamon can come in handy in many aspects of your home. Brightnest suggests using cinnamon oil or cinnamon sticks to repel pesky insects such as ants or moths. While moths don’t like the scent of cinnamon, humans do! You can make a deliciously aromatic, room-freshening simmer pot by gently boiling sliced apples, oranges, and cinnamon sticks in water. A couple of drops of cinnamon oil on a light bulb will spread a delicious aroma when the light is turned on. For a fun craft that smells amazing on your Christmas tree, try this recipe for Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments at The Herbal Academy.