Talk about a top scent for the holidays—with its sweet, spicy aroma, you can’t leave cinnamon out of your essential-oil lineup this time of year. Not only does it smell wonderful when diffused in your home and taste wonderful when added to homemade recipes, but it’s also an incredibly health-boosting oil.
One of the many awesome benefits of cinnamon oil is its ability to help keep blood sugar levels stable, which can assist in the prevention of chronic fatigue, moodiness, sugar cravings and overeating. Eating more sweets and generally overeating are definitely two common holiday pitfalls, so try to incorporate cinnamon oil more in your diet. Inhaling cinnamon essential oil also can help keep unhealthy food cravings away.
For Type 2 diabetics, cinnamon has been shown to decrease glucose levels as well as triglycerides, LDL “bad” cholesterol and total cholesterol. Try diffusing cinnamon oil and orange oil together in your home for a delightful scent that is sure to get everyone in a festive spirit, and it may even help you and your family members resist going for that extra piece of pie.