Cinnamon oil is a skin irritant. Never apply it directly to the skin concentrated. Add a few drops of the oil to a carrier oil such as olive oil or grape-seed oil. Personally, I used grape-seed as a carrier as I found olive oil to be a bit heavy and dense. Massage the oils into your scalp and enjoy the tingling sensation! It smells absolutely terrific and uplifts your spirit. Cinnamon is a favorite scent this time of the year, it's the perfect time to adopt this regimen!
However wonderful this oil is, there are cautionary measures to consider. It is moderate in toxicity. Avoid using it near the eyes or sensitive areas of the body. If you are pregnant, avoid using this oil, as it is an emmenagogue, which means that it stimulates blood flow to the uterus, causing menustration.
That being said, Cinnamon has a host of benefits.
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African Americans can use cinnamon oil as a natural alternative to other scalp stimulating products loaded with petroleum by products such as mineral oil and petrolatum.
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Disclaimer: This article is provided on an informative basis only and not designed to diagnose or treat hair loss. Reader assumes responsibility in following up this article by personal research and counseling with the appropriate professional.