Our Cinnamon Bark Burmannii CO2 Total Extract is produced in Germany using the bark harvested from Indonesian Cinnamomum burmannii. It contains both the volatile and non-volatile CO2 soluble components of this wonderfully aromatic bark.
CO2 Totals are CO2 Supercritical Extracts that have been extracted at higher pressure than those classified as CO2 Selects. CO2 Totals are the closest representation of the natural plant ever achieved.
Aromatically, our Cinnamon Bark Burmannii CO2 Total Extract possesses a beautiful, spicy aroma that is characteristic to cinnamon but is sweeter. It conveys a fresher, sweeter aroma than most steam distilled cinnamon bark essential oils. Its desirable aroma and lower cost as compared to CO2 extracts produced from Cinnamomum zeylanicum make it a beautiful alternative.
Cinnamon Bark Burmannii CO2 Total Extract blends well with oils in the citrus, floral, spice, woods and resin categories, and it blends especially well with clove, ylang ylang, rose, frankincense, geranium and patchouli. The aroma of cinnamon is a favorite aroma of all genders and ages. The aroma is quite concentrated, and a little goes a long way. It can bring a lovely warmth and complexity to otherwise ordinary blends. It wonderful for use in home fragrancing, diffusion and potpourri blends.
Cinnamon Bark Burmannii CO2 Total Extract is often used within a number of personal care and wellness applications, and we encourage you to research the numerous benefits of this helpful extract. It does pose a higher risk of skin sensitization and we encourage researching Tisserand/Young's dermal limit (see below) for topical applications.
For holistic aromatherapy applications, Cinnamon Bark Burmannii CO2 Total Extract is especially energizing and uplifting. Although spice oils are warming and are most commonly used during the Autumn and Winter seasons, the oil is lovely to use at any time of year. As a warming oil, it is a wonderful addition to massage oil blends. However, it is highly sensitizing and great care must be used when using it topically.
Cinnamon Bark Burmannii CO2 Total Extract is a slightly thick, golden brown extract. It's essential oil content includes approximately 65-85% cinnamaldehyde and <7% coumarin. In addition to its essential oil content, it contains the heavier waxes, fatty acids, resins, color compounds and other non-volatile compounds.
For topical formulations intended for adults, Essential Oil Safety Edition 2 by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young recommend a dermal maximum of 0.07% for Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil. The extract may be phototoxic due to its coumarin content. We suggest using a lower ratio when incorporating Cinnamon Bark Burmannii CO2 Total Extract in topical applications.
*Typical Shelf Life begins on the date of manufacture and is defined as the typical shelf life of an ingredient when it is stored and handled properly. The Typical Shelf Life is offered as a general guideline. It should not be considered to be an expiration date. Many ingredients are usable beyond the stated date, especially when stored and handled very carefully.