Cinnamon is not only useful in enhancing your kitchen skills but also enhancing home at large, from your food, to your skin, to your body, name it and cinnamon will hook you up.
This is what you can use cinnamon for
Scent of the Season
In a reusable squirt bottle, combine water with a few drops of cinnamon essential oil. Spray in any room to eliminate odor.
This lightly scented oil can aid in a relaxing massage. Combine 1⁄2 cup almond or sesame oil, 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1⁄2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract in a clean container. Shake oil gently before using. You can use it as a bath oil, as well.
Cinnamon contains catechins, which can help relieve nausea. To make cinnamon tea, boil 1 teaspoon cinnamon bark in a cup of water for about 10 minutes. Strain and drink. Although drinking Cinnamon is not encouraged during pregnancy
Cinnamon may help enhance cognitive function and memory. When studying for a test or brushing up on vocabulary in a new language, waft cinnamon essential oil under your nose or sip cinnamon tea for a brain boost.
To help kill athlete’s foot fungus, soak your feet in cinnamon tea. To make such a foot soak, boil water and add a few cinnamon sticks. Soak feet for a few minutes each night.
To discourage hair loss and promote hair growth, try this homemade hair mask. Warm1⁄2 cup olive oil in a bowl. Add 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder and 1 teaspoon honey, and stir. Work mixture into scalp and leave in for 15 minutes, then wash hair as usual.
To make an all-natural bronzer, combine cinnamon, cocoa powder and cornstarch until you have a color that suits you (more cornstarch for a lighter color and more cocoa powder for a darker color). Add plain, unscented lotion and mix well. Store in a clean jar with lid.
Ants have an aversion to cinnamon. Sprinkle some along windowsills to deter ants. Replace if it gets wet.
Skip the chemical-laden store-bought diffusers and make your own. Mix 1⁄4 cup almond or olive oil with 20 to 25 drops cinnamon essential oil in a glass container with a narrow opening. Place four or five reed diffuser sticks in container. Refresh the scent every few days by flipping the sticks.
Some studies have shown cinnamon can provide pain relief. Cinnamon inhibits prostaglandin—a hormone like substance that contributes to muscle contraction and relaxation. Drink cinnamon tea or take a cinnamon tincture.