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Weekly Drop of Health - Cinnamon Bark

Cinnamon Bark is one of those oils that you certainly recognize the plant and the smell. But you may not have known that a cinnamon bark essential oil was even a THING!

Cinnamons is one of the most ancient of spices and was used for just about everything in ancient China. It was also so revered that it was considered a gift to monarchs and gods.

Now it's become extremely common and is used all around the world. The sweet yet spicy flavor is something most are familiar with.

While I LOVE the spice in powder form, I didn't realize how much I ACTUALLY loved cinnamon until I started to use the essential oil.

For starters, the essential oil is:
  • antibacterial
  • antifungal
  • antimicrobial
  • anti - inflammatory
  • antiviral 
  • antiparasitic
Say wha???? That list ALONE is amazing!

So what does the oil actually help with? It's great to get rid of airborne bacteria, bacterial infections, fungal infections and helps stimulate the immune system.

It's also a VERY helpful oil to add to the routine of someone working controlling diabetics .

This warming oil can used in many different ways. Because it is medicinal grade, it can be taken internally by adding a few drops to an empty veggie capsule or making a tea with it

One of my favorite ways to enjoy cinnamon oil is to use them in a recipe!


These Cinnamon Apple Chips are sweet, crispy, and have a delicious hint of cinnamon, making them a perfect treat for fall. Enjoy alone or chop and add to oatmeal, banana bread, cookies, etc.

Ingredients
7–8 medium sized apples
1 tablespoon coconut palm sugar or sweetener of choice
6 drops Cinnamon Bark oil

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 225° F.
  2. Put parchment paper onto two baking sheets.
  3. Combine sugar and Cinnamon Bark oil in small bowl. Stir to combine.
  4. Slice apples into thin slices.
  5. Place apples onto parchment paper covered baking sheet in single layer.
  6. Sprinkle apple slices with cinnamon essential oil sugar mixture.
  7. Place baking sheets in preheated oven for 45 minutes. Halfway through, flip apples over.
  8. When edges of apples are curled, take out of oven and place on wire rack until cooled and crispy.
Tip: Use a mandoline to slice apples for perfectly thin and crisp chips.


recipe courtesy of doterra.com


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