History of Ocotea Essential Oil
The leaves of the ocotea tree – which originates in the Andes Mountains can grow to be 60 feet tall and 48 inches in diameter – date back at least 500 years as being used to aromatize sweets and cakes with its “false cinnamon” essence.
Fragrant Properties of Ocotea Essential Oil
Although related to the cinnamon species, ocotea essential oil has a more complex aroma and promotes feelings of fullness.
Key Properties of Ocotea Essential Oil
Origin of Ocotea Essential Oil
This tree has native roots in:
- Central America
- South America
How Ocotea Essential Oil is Made
This oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the ocotea tree
How to Use Ocotea Essential Oil
- Dilute one part essential oil with two parts pure vegetable oil or V-6 Vegetable Complex
- Apply one to two drops of a designated area of skin, making sure to test a small, inconspicuous area
- Apply to chakras and/or Vita Flex points
- Inhale directly
- Diffuse in the home or work areas
- Put into edible capsules and consume one daily or as directed by your healthcare provider
DIY Ideas for Ocotea Essential Oil
- Tea Time: Leave the sugar in the cupboard and add a half drop of Ocotea to your tea for a spicy yet fulfilling beverage.
- Diffuse: Since Ocotea has a cinnamon like scent, it too is great for diffusing in those times you want to warm up the home.
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