How to Make Cinnamon Potpourri Oil

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Cinnamon oils are mood lifters.
Cinnamon oils are mood lifters. (Image: cinnamon image by bluefern from Fotolia.com)

Potpourri oils are fragrant liquids that people use to freshen up potpourri arrangements and many people like using cinnamon oil. While there is a large variety of oils you can use, cinnamon is ideal for a sweet, spicy scent during the fall and winter seasons especially. Refresh a decorative bowl of shredded pinecones or an arrangement of dried flowers, with homemade cinnamon oil. Make extra and store the oil in decorative bottles. Cinnamon oil also makes a nice homemade gift for the holidays.

Fill a large-mouthed glass jar with cinnamon sticks. Use fresh cinnamon sticks not older, stale ones. If you are unsure of your sticksâ?? freshness, scrape the sticks slightly with a micro-planer.

Add a light olive oil, like extra-virgin, to the jar of cinnamon sticks. Cover the jar tightly with the lid.

Place the jar in front of a window. Sunlight will heat the oil slightly, cooking the scent from the sticks.

Shake the jar daily. Leave the jar in the window for several weeks.

Remove the jar after about three to four weeks. Pull out the cinnamon sticks.

Place a small funnel in the mouth of small amber glass bottles. Please a small cheesecloth inside the funnel.

Pour the oil slowly, filtering it through the cheesecloth, into the amber bottles.

Put the lid on the bottles after you fill them. Store your cinnamon potpourri oil in a cool area like a closet.

Tips & Warnings

  • For a faster concoction, mix 10 drops of cinnamon essential oil with 1 cup of olive oil.

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