Cinnamon leaf essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves of Cinnamomum zeylanicum, part of the Laurel botanical family. Native to Sri Lanka and India, oil derived from the leaves has a high level of phenols, as opposed to oils distilled from the bark, which are higher in aldehydes. Cinnamon leaf oil is lighter weight and much less expensive than cinnamon bark oil, and is less of a skin irritant, which makes it more popular for everyday use. Its scent is warm, earthy, musky, sweet and spicy with a medium middle fragrance note. The oil itself is a clear, light yellow liquid with a thin consistency. Its chemical constituents include eugenol, cinnamic aldehyde, eugenol acetate, linalool, and benzyl benzoate, and cinnamaldehyde to a lesser degree. The latter ingredient is what gives it its distinct aroma and flavor, but is more present in the bark than in the leaves.
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