7th October 2012
Health and Wellness

Get Creative with Cinnamon!

The fall always makes me think of strolling the Farmer’s market, and inhaling the sweet aroma of cinnamon and crispy apple cobbler.   I know apple cobbler may not be the healthiest on the block, but it sure is my favorite! Especially on a chilly fall day, warm apple cobbler with a great big scoop of vanilla ice cream, yum yum! Not only is cinnamon a fragrant natural spice, it also has been linked to protecting the body against numerous diseases, including: type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, cancer, and arthritis.

Whether in powder, sticks, or oil, here are a few more uses for our spicy friend…

Sprinkle in coffee while brewing for a delightful autumn twinge.

Scatter cinnamon sticks in your dresser drawers to chase moths away from your wool sweaters.

Drop a few drops of cinnamon oil on a light bulb or in a candle to quickly warm up a chilly space and give it an amazing scent.

For old fashioned comfort food with a French twist: on a brisk morning, spread almond oil, honey and cinnamon powder on a freshly toasted baguette.

Or my favorite, instead of spending money on that apple cinnamon candle, why not get some cinnamon sticks boiling on the stove. I promise you’ll get the same effect with a wonderful smelling home.

Get even more great ideas for Cinnamon on this Health.com article “Secret Natural Ingredient: Cinnamon Cures“.

 

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