Botanical Name: Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Plant Part: Leaves
Origin: Sri Lanka
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Product Description: Cinnamomum zeylanicum is a small evergreen tree belonging to the Lauraceae family, native to Sri Lanka. The trees are 10–15 metres tall with the leaves being ovate-oblong in shape and 7–18 cm long. The flowers are arranged in panicles and have a greenish color and a distinct odor.
Cautions: Dilute well before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes and mucous membranes should be avoided. This has phototoxic properties and exposure to the sun must be avoided after application to the skin.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping), be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.