How to Make Cinnamon Oil

By LeafTV Contributor

Cinnamon oil lends plenty of punch to homemade candies and baked goods. Here's how to make enough to get you through all of your holiday baking. Try a few drops in tea, coffee, cider, warm wine or ice cream, too.

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How to Make Cinnamon Oil

Step 1

Wash a glass jar and its rubber-sealed lid thoroughly with dish soap and water. Bring a pot of clean water to a boil and fully submerge the jar and lid in the boiling water for about 15 minutes to sterilize. Let the jar cool and air-dry completely.

Step 2

Combine 1 part pure ground cinnamon with 4 parts olive oil in a sauté pan. Simmer over medium-high heat for about 3 minutes, stirring the liquid gently as it heats.

Step 3

Place a coffee filter in a fine-mesh strainer and pour the oil through the filter into the sterilized jar.

Let the oil cool and seal the jar tightly. Store in a cool, dark place and use within one month.