Cinnamon Sticks are commonly used in potpourri, distilled for essential oils, and as an herbal remedy. The aromatic nature of the item has made it a popular item for centuries, and now it’s commonly used for a variety of aromatherapy purposes. The scent of the cinnamon stick is often used to stimulate the senses, providing a positive and uplifting mood when inhaled as well as a traditional medicinal spice.
The sticks are large, smooth and a deep brown coloring, while the Cassia Vera variety can be broken, cracked and cleaned. This variety is often used in tinctures, and potpourri due to their highly aromatic nature. The sticks are a great substitution to those who don’t like working directly with the oils.
The dried botanicals are great for making sachets that can be placed around the house, in drawers or commonly ignored household areas (think cinnamon moth balls). The sachets are also great to hang near the door, window or even throughout your car to keep insects at bay.