Ah Cinnamon, what a wonderful spice, taken from the dried bark of the tree of the Laurel family. Originally from Sri Lanka, it is now grown in India, Indonesia, the west indies and Indian Ocean islands. it comes in four forms, quills, quillings, ground and essential oils.
Such a wonderful spice, it can be added to both sweet and savoury dishes (see later). It comes in five forms, quills, quillings, buds, ground and essential oils. Don't get this confused with the bark of the Cassia, which although is part of the laurel family is usually called Chinese Cinnamon. Cassia is interchangeable with cinnamon in many countries including USA, so some of the products for sale on this site might be made of Cassia, but there is no way of knowing, maybe we should have a site EverythingCassia, but I don't think we'll bother.
The cinnamon tree is an evergreen which grows to 10m(33ft) in the wild. When it is cultivated it is generally cropped to ease harvesting. It likes sandy soil and thrives in a tropical maritime climate at low altitude. It has shiny leaves with yellowish white flowers and dark blue berries.
Harvesting (twice a year) is carried out in the rainy seasons between May and June and October and November. The first harvest yields a thick inferior bark. The quality improves with successive cropping and the finest bark comes from the thin shoots at the centre of the plant. Quills are assembled then dried in the shade as direct sunlight warps them.
Cinnamon 'HOT' News for December 2007
Well not too long until Christmas and with the shorter days and early nights, we sometimes need warming up, so why not try a nice hot Cinnamon cider or Mulled wine. We have this great Recipe for Mulled Wine.
A number of my friends have complained when I have offered them EverythingCinnamon Mints, they say 'These aren't mints, there is no 'mint' in them, they aren't peppermints, nor spearmint - now I am not immune to their logic, so have now decided that they have to either be monts(cinnaMON minTS) or cints Cinnamon mINTS), now I open to other suggestions, but rather fancy calling them cints. so from now on we will be popularising, this new term.
We could have added a few of these new products to last month's list, but it did get a bit long and there would have been less to mention this month.
So here are the new items for the Cinnamon Month of December.
Body Wash, bubble Bath and Shampoo.
10 fl oz/ 295 ml
Discover the steamier side of cinnamon in this heavenly body lotion. Surrender to this sensual blend of spicy cinnamon, creamy vanila icing and mouthwatering brown sugar.
Smooth over skin, giving very dry spots an extra taste of moisture.
Organic Fiji's nourishing treatment with Certified Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is a blend of plant extracts and essential oils that help to soothe and moisturise your skin. The spicy fragrance of Cinnamon lifts your energy and warms your soul.
This is a scrub like no other. Organic sugar cane granules lift away dull skin as creamy shea butter, coconut oil and vitamin E restore your skin's vitality and radiance. The refreshing and awakening aroma of tangerine and grapefruit add the pleasure of aromatherapy to your experience.
Apply liberally in the shower, using a gentle circular motion. Avoid face and sensitive areas. Rinse thoroughly.
Organic unrefined Cane Sugar, Grape Seed Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Vegetable Soy Wax, Shea Nut Butter, Candelilla Wax, Carnauba Wax, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Citrus Sinensis (Sweet Orange) Oil, Cinnamomum Cassia (Cinnamon) Bark Oil, Pimenta Dioica (Allspice) Berry Oil, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Oil. Caution
For external use only. Keep out of the reach of children. If pregnant, suffering from any medical condition or taking medication, consult a health care practitioner before use (standard disclaimer)
Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Body 8fl oz Lotion
Bath & Body Works - Pleasures
Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Body Lotion
8 fl oz/ 236 ml
Apple, cranberry, cinnamon, pumpkin and clove.
All the sweet and spicy fragrances of fall come together in this special autumn-edition scent.
Daily Beauty Ritual:
Smooth over skin to moisturize and fragrance.
Naturally Pampering ingredients:
Conditioning Aloe Vera, Protective Grape Seed Extract, Nourishing Vitamins E & C.
Ingredients: Grapeseed oil, apricot kernel oil, sweet almond oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil, vegetable soy wax, shea butter, candelilla wax, carnauba wax, tocopherol (Vitamin E), citrus sinensis (sweet orange) oil, cinnamomum cassia (cinnamon bark) oil, pimenta dioica (allspice berry) oil, cananga odorata (ylang ylang) oil.
Directions: Shake well. Use as desired for massage. For silky smooth skin, apply generously after shower.
Suggested Uses: Evoke a romantic mood with this sensual combination of cinnamon and ylang ylang.
Evoke a romantic mood with this sensual combination of cinnamon and ylang ylang. Safety Info: Caution: For external use only. May cause skin irritation. Test before use.
Product Notes: A unique and innovative massage blend combining skin-nourishing jojoba and coconut oils with natural, botanical thickeners.
Common Name: Cinnamon/Ylang Ylang
Form: Aromatherapy Massage Cream
Ears All Right Pet Ear Cleaner
This is probably the weirdest item on the site
It is an Ear Cleaning Lotion for Cats and Dogs
Removes Wax & Foreign Debris, Soothing and Calms.
4 fl. oz - 118.3 ml
Why choose Ears All Right?
All natural herbal extracts clean and calms ears without drying , burning or causing allergies.
Inhibits growth of ear bacteria, virus and fungi.
Soothes wounds and bites.
Comforts and soothes infected, inflamed and itching ears.
Ark Natural® products are formulated by Dr. Nancy Scanlan, DVM and Dr. C. Leigh Broadhurst, PhD.
Directions and recommeded for:
Internal Use: For pets with sensitive, inflamed and or encrusted ears, 5-10 drops of solution should be squeezed directly into ear canal. Allow to soak and then attempt to clean ear with clean cotton ball. Repeat 2-3 times per day for several days as necessary.
Maintenance: Squeeze Ears All Right onto a cotton ball and gently clean and swab ear and ear canal. Clean ear internally and externally. To avoid transferring infection, do not use the same cotton ball in each ear. Always clean pet's ear after swimming and bathing(don't think this applies to cats!!) and when pet has been playing in an area you suspect is insect ridden.
Never insert sharp objects directly into ear canal
Individual results may vary according to age, condition, diet and lifestyle. Natural remedies do not take the place of expert veterinary care. Always consult your veterinarian if you suspect your animal is ill. If your vet is not familiar with Ark Naturals®, please contact us and we will be happy to send our clinical information.
About Art Natural® and our ingredients: Our ingredients and manufacturing processes are all natural, human quality and are GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) compliant. Manufactured in the USA in FDC/OTC inspected facilities. Proud members of NNFA, APPMA and NASC
Jessica Rabbit Cinnamon Cints
Jessica Rabbit, Cinnamon Cints
Is it hot in here?
Ingredients:Sorbitol, Cinnamon Extract and other Natural and Artificail Flavours, Magnesium Stearate, Acesulphate Potassium, Red Lake 40
Cinnamon Bun Heaven Oil
Cinnamon Bunheaven Oil<br />
Home Fragrance Oil<br />
White Barn<br />
0.33 fl oz (9.7ml)<br />
Add up to 20 drops to oil warmer or use to refresh potpourri.<br />
<strong>Caution:Eye Irritant: </strong>Keep out of reach of children. (It does come with a child proof top)
Close-up Cinnamon Blast
Close-up freshening Xperience
New Improved Flavour! with Breath Freshening Sparkles Formula
Net Wt. 6.0oz(170g)
Whitening Cinnamon Blast
Red Gel with Fluoride - Protects Teeth Against Cavities
MicroFoamers - Gently Cleans & Whitens
Confidence to Get Close-Up!
Close-Up has a great tasting sweet cinnamon flavour for confidence to spontaneously get close.
Close-Up... The Taste that Heats Things Up!
Sodium Fluoride 0.24%
Sorbitol, water, hydrated silica, PEG-32, sodium lauryl sulphate, SD Alcohol 38-B, flavour, cellulose gum, Sodium saccharine, Red 40, Red 33, mica, titanium dioxide.
Dog Breath Gum
t's not often that small is big, but when you compare them to minis!!
112g(4oz) of Cinnamon small mints, these are the same as the minis, but larger.
Supermodel Meal in a box
8 complete meals
Artificial Flavour, Cinnamon Flavoured Gum, made in Canada
Now the waif-like 5-9 97 lbs frame that once seemed impossible can be yours!
Pan seared duck alongside grilled sweet onion topped with a blackberry confit and rich brandy demi-glaze, all packed into a cinnamon gum flavoured square (and if you believe that, you'll believe anything - strains of Violet Beauregarde here)
Stay in Love Forever Breathspray
tay in Love Forever Instantly Cinnamon Flavoured Breathspray
Helps keep the passion, mystery and magic in your modern-day fairytale!
As used by America's finest couples. Since 1786
.25 fl oz (7.5ml)
As used by famous artists, muses and poets world-wide, as well as swans and some forms of wild geese!
Wouldn't it be nice if true love could last forever?
Wax Essentials Candle Gift Set
Wax Essentials Christmas Scented Candles in Tin contains both Christmas Spices & Apple Cinnamon scented candle tins made from 100% palm oil, farmed from environmentally sustainable plantations.
Palm oil wax is cleaner and longer burning, and produces less smoke than traditional paraffin wax.
Burns upto 26 hours. Specially scented for the holiday season.
Christmas Wax Beads Gift Set
Wax Essentials Christmas Wax Beads contain both Christmas Spices & Apple Cinnamon scented wax beads. These vibrant Wax Beads are a new addition to our Wax Essentials range this Holiday season and have been specially scented for the occasion.
Made from 100% palm oil candle wax , farmed from environmentally sustainable plantations.
Palm oil wax is cleaner and longer burning, and produces less smoke than traditional paraffin wax.
Simply fill the specially designed container or one of your own desire with the Wax Beads, add a wick (included with the Wax Beads) and light to create your very own Wax Essentials Candle or decorative piece!
Each Gift Set contains 4x 90g tubes of Wax Beads and comes complete with 3wicks in each.
Gift set also contains a decorative ceramic display dish.