Cinnamon Spray insect repellent

Natural protection against insect bites

To keep mosquitoes at bay, without the neurotoxins (poisonous for the central nervous system) found in synthetic sprays like DEET (N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide) Cinnamon Hill’s “Canelle Spray”® is a tested option. I have used the spray on trips to Northern Europe and Asia, where it has kept stingy insects away from my partner and me.

Cinnamon Hill’s Canelle Spray

“Canelle Spray”® is made from oil of cinnamon leaf and bark (cinnamomum cassia), diluted with cinnamon water. The spray is distilled, mixed and bottled on the 25 acres Top House estate in the Ceylon cinnamon heartland. Only leaves and bark grown on the estate in a self-sustaining process are being used.


The cinnamon leaf oil has a natural moisturizing effect and it’s scent naturally keeps sting insects away. The oil distilled under traditional methods is even used in ayurvedic medicines to help soothe stings. “Canelle Spray”® is a trademark by Cinnamon Hill. The 100 ml bottle of natural repellent is available at under £19 / €19 including delivery in the UK, Ireland and most European countries or about $20 in the USA. Cinnamon Hill avoids plastic packaging, as the essential oil would corrode it. Glass would be too heavy and at risk of breaking while travelling. Ideal for the journeys, the “Canelle Spray”® comes in a light and sturdy aluminium bottle, which dispenses a fine mist spray, making the most efficient use of the valuable, natural remedy. My recommendation take a bottle of “Canelle Spray”® with you on your next holiday: http://iitm.be/cincasia

How spices appeal to our senses – my cinnamon-ritual

Today I want to write about my sensual cinnamon ritual. Every morning I take the time to brew green tea and to slice some fresh fruit. I add oat flakes and creamy, full-fat Greek style yoghurt to my fruit,  then I grate Mexican vanilla over it. In Papantla, where my vanilla rods originate from, the vanilla flowers are still pollinated naturally by bees. The fresh vanilla rods have much resin, staining my grater. Then I grate fresh Saigon cinnamon, filling my kitchen with a sweet cloud of a soothing smell, tingling my nose and awakening my senses. On my breakfast, cinnamon is my invigorating, fat burning sugar-substitute.

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Saigon and Ceylon cinnamon sticks

A second green tea infusion tastes good too. Not only do I add cinnamon to fresh fruit on my breakfast cereal, I also break off parts of a Ceylon cinnamon stick and add it to my afternoon tea. That way, the caffeine-free second infusion of the green tea gains flavour with a warming and invigorating effect.

 

My fruit muesli with Greek yoghurt and green tea are just two examples of food with a concentrated dose of nutrients and flavour, that have helped me lose over three stone / 20 kg and burn a lot of belly fat.

 

The fruit I usually buy from the local market, the porridge from a health food store and the cinnamon sticks I buy online from Cinnamonhill: http://iitm.be/cincasia