182: Cinnamon Essential Oil + Cats + Science!

182: Cinnamon Essential Oil + Cats + Science!

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What natural substance can you use to clean your face, sanitize your house, AND increase your mental focus? Cinnamon essential oil! We love so many things about this oil, and its spicy invigorating scent is a total bonus. Join us as we chat with Rachel Andorfer, who originally trained in Biophysics and Bioengineering but came to essential oils through a chance reading of a paper about lavender oil and anxiety. After falling in love with natural medicine, she combined her love of science and essential oils to create The Essential Girl. Through her blog and online courses, she educates people about the science of essential oils on a fundamental level, because she believes you shouldn’t have to be a PhD to understand essential oils. 

Listen in to discover some of Rachel’s favorite ways to use cinnamon essential oil. She also sheds light on the controversial issue of using essential oils around cats, and why they process these substances so differently.  

In this Episode You’ll Discover:

  • Learn how cinnamon supports the body’s natural response to inflammation (5:15) 

  • Cinnamon and focus (5:35) 

  • Unique qualities of cinnamon (7:45) 

  • Some daily uses of cinnamon (8:40) 

  • Oil cleansing (10:00) 

  • Cinnamon oil safety (13:35) 

  • What exactly is an essential oil? (18:25) 

  • How essential oils interact with molecules in the human body (19:50) 

  • How different essential oil delivery methods affect your body (20:35) 

  • Essential oils and cats (25:50) 

Resources mentioned in this week’s episode include:

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Recipes Mentioned in this Episode: 

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My Magic Mocha for 2

From: St George, UT

DIY dugout: Sarah Reister


  In a blender combine the following: 

  • 16oz strong, hot coffee 

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp grass-fed butter or ghee 

  • 1 scoop grass-fed collagen peptides 

  • 1 Tbsp organic cacao powder 

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 

  • 1 drop Nutmeg Vitality 

  • Swirl in 1 toothpick dip each of Cinnamon Bark essential oil, Clove essential oil, and Ginger essential oil 

Blend 30 seconds or until frothy & creamy.Divide into 2 mugs and sip & savor this nourishing, adrenal supporting, antioxidant-boosted cup of Joe :) 

Oil face cleaning recipe (0.01% dilution):  

  • Prepare 2 10ml roller balls at a time 

  • Add 1 drop cinnamon essential oil in 20 ml argan oil 

  • Pour into 2 roller balls 

  • Roll on face, steam with a hot washcloth over your face, and wipe off with washcloth 

The Essential Oil Revolution Podcast features many Young Living Essential Oil Independent Distributors but is a completely separate entity from the company. Any information on the show in no way reflects the words or advice of Young Living Essential Oils. The information given on the show is meant for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, cure, or treat anyone.

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