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How to Use Cinnamon for Protection

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Read on to learn how to use cinnamon for protection.

Read on to learn how to use cinnamon for protection.

Common Cinnamon Sticks Provide Magical Warmth and Protection

Herbs, spices, crystals, and now cinnamon can protect me and my home? Yes! The common spice used in many a baked dish or tea for that cozy warm smelling aroma is also good for your general protection. You might say, "Well, just what kind of protection can cinnamon give me?" and, "How am I supposed to use this magical spice to defend my personal space?"

For those answers and more, we will have to look back hundreds—maybe even thousands of years—because our great ancestors have used spices and common herbs found in our gardens for just about everything that we would normally go to the corner drug store for some relief or magical remedy. As a matter of fact, cinnamon has been shown in recent research to contain properties that can kill bacteria and other micro-organisms that are dangerous to our health.

This would give credit to our ancestors, who used this in all forms for protection; they knew great wisdom without our modern technology. To think that in the present day, we are still trying to discover what our great ancestors already knew so long ago just by experimenting and passing down their findings by word of mouth or tradition. It's a shame we have to wait for science to catch up and prove it to us.

Large cinnamon sticks

Large cinnamon sticks

Organized spice cabinet

Organized spice cabinet

Sensing Its Protective Power

Many have used cinnamon for its smell to flavor the aroma of our homes. Many have expressed that it makes them feel warm, safe, and protected or brings on a feeling of familiarity or even a yearning for home. It's even in advertising, especially when looking for the right scented candle. The warmer cozy smells seemed to all be in one section with slogans and labels expressing warm fuzzy feelings. I know I associate those warm feelings right along with being safe and snug in my own home or maybe with a memory of granny's house.

If you think about it, we sense the energies of lots of things without really giving them much thought. If there were no labels or books to teach us or to suggest such feelings, we would probably come up with some of our own or fall back on our sense of smell, sight, and touch to tell us what is good and what is bad for us. Lemon, for example, has the smell of fresh and has always been known for its cleaning ability. We use it to clean and freshen or even whiten. Why not cinnamon to feel protected and warm?

Now you might be saying, "So is it really going to protect me, or is this just the feeling we get from that warm cozy aroma?" Yes, now we are asking the big questions. Is there any more science to this or do we have to rely on our intuition and just hope for the best?

For those answers, we'll have to look deeper. Astrology and traditions too far back to have been recorded have the answers. So for some answers, yes, we must rely on our intuitions but others like the astrological properties there are some answers there.

The Scales astrology zodiac

The Scales astrology zodiac

Science Astrology and Magickal Correspondences

Element: Fire

The fire element is known for many things; consumption and destruction, speed, purification, and protection.

Planet: Sun

Herbs belonging to the rule of this planet are said to be beneficial to the heart and circulation.

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Zodiac: Leo

Leo is a fixed sign belonging to the element fire and is ruled by the Sun.

Botanical Name: Cinnamon Zaylancium

Common Name: Cinnamon

Origin: Sri Lanka

History: Cinnamon and Cassia were imported into Egypt from China and Southeast Asia by 2000 B.C.E.

Cinnamon Nutritional Information:

Cinnamon bark is an herb and herbal tea that helps nourish the kidneys and can increase sexual energy, and enhance fertility.

Magickal History and Correspondences and uses:

Cinnamon Incense—corresponds with Wednesday and is good to burn on Wednesdays and is appropriate for burning in love spells

Gender: Male or Masculine

Magickal Uses: Protection, success, wealth, strength, aphrodisiac

Use in Essential Oils: As a pure essential oil, it is common to dilute with a carrier oil to make a usable oil from cinnamon as it is very expensive and can cause irritation if not diluted.

Decorative bundle of cinnamon

Decorative bundle of cinnamon

Using It for Protection

Cinnamon has a high vibration and can be used to increase our own vibration. It can be used in this way to reach our higher selves, a higher state of spirituality. While the cinnamon spice is related to the fire element, some believe the tree itself is ruled by the moon. The Moon, with her loving lunar energy, stimulates our higher selves and thinking. Cinnamon, being ruled by fire and the Moon elements, can provide protection as well as assist us in increasing our psychic or clairvoyant energies.

Protection Amulet

Tie nine cinnamon sticks together and hang them above your doors to protect your home from unwanted people and energy. As always, intention is key here. With every step you take—from tying the cinnamon sticks together to placing them above your doors—imagine what it is you want. We communicate with our energy and not so much with our verbal or mental intellect. This must come from a deep desire in your heart to will this into being. Remember that the cinnamon is a constant reminder of this desire for protection, wealth, strength, or whatever it is that you want the cinnamon to help you with.

Laying cinnamon sticks along window sills will protect you from unwanted energy in the same way.

Carry on you - Whether you put cinnamon sticks or fresh powdered cinnamon in your purse or a pouch to carry with you, it works in the same way and acts as a protection charm. Again another constant reminder of this desire for protection.

Burning Incense

Cinnamon incense is one of the most common and probably the most used form of cinnamon for protection. Burning the incense works in a similar way as using it as a charm, except you are converting it by burning it. Consuming the incense by the element of fire. Some say using fire to burn incense is like sending a smoke signal to God, your angels, or your guides for immediate attention to your great need. In this case, a great need for protection, wealth, or even strength.

Remember, we don't always communicate with our words, and using cinnamon incense is like using symbolism to convey a message to the spirit. Sending a powerful energy signal for help. A petition to have your request granted. Just know that God, our angels, and guides are always here to help and know without a doubt that your petition is heard. Blessed be.

Ferns for protection

Ferns for protection

Other Herbs and Plants for Protection

Plant/HerbHow to UseHow It Works


Grow fennel in your yard; it makes a beautiful plant for flower beds.

Becomes a natural shield to protect you and your home


Plant holly bushes near your home; carry a small piece with you for good luck; for bad dreams, wrap in cloth and put under your pillow

Protects your home from lightening strikes and evil of all types; hanging a small branch outside your home is also acceptable. It is considered a lucky plant.


Use on skin and keep a growing plant in your home.

Naturally protects against illness; protects the largest organ of the body, the skin.

Bay Leaf

Keep in a sachet inside your home for protection; soak leaves for three days in water then strain and use the water to sprinkle around your home for protection.

Used similarly to cinnamon for general protection in your home.


Burn as an incense or in your fireplace or bonfire outside to send negative energies away. Used to keep the evil/negative away in medieval times and also used to invite love into your life by hanging it on the door or placing it in a pouch for someone who is ill.

Banishes negative energy/evil; invites love and chases sickness away


Hang garlic in the kitchen or around the house or keep it on you as a protective amulet.

Banishes negative energy/evil of all types.


Traditionally hung on porches or doorways

Used for general protection


Sleep aid against bad dreams

As an essential oil used to spray linens or pillows, or as a room spray to aid sleep and prevent bad dreams.


Used as a floor wash or in sachets

For general protection

St. Johns Wort

Used in many ways even as a supplement

For general protection


Plant around house

Keeps away unwanted guest

Cinnamon is more well known today for its positive health benefits. I hope you were able to take away a lot of knowledge about its other protective qualities. The video above explains the many health benefits that cinnamon has to offer. It is a wonder spice, in my opinion, because it has so many great attributes. I know you will enjoy using and integrating it into your everyday life. Please share your experiences and thoughts below, or share one of your favorite herbs or spices.

Thanks for all of your wonderful comments.

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

Questions & Answers

Question: How can I do a love spell at home using cinnamon powder to get a man to call me asap?

Answer: Maybe you should try calling him instead. I don't believe in doing anything that will influence another person's will. What you could do is write a letter to his higher self, pleading your case for why you would like to receive a call from him. If it is in his best interest he will call. No cinnamon needed for that.

Question: May I wrap my money with a cinnamon stick for luck?

Answer: Belief is all that is required. Use whatever tool you can to achieve that belief. If cinnamon feels appropriate and you believe that wrapping it up with cinnamon will help you achieve that state of belief then you are correct. Ask yourself when you smell the aroma of cinnamon, what feelings or ideas arise. Does this spice smell rich and lucky to you?

Question: How do long do you keep your Cinnamon hung out? Do you keep them until it loses its scent?

Answer: When using cinnamon in decor and crafts you can keep them as long as you like. You can give them a boost with cinnamon oil or make your own cinnamon spray with cinnamon oil or buy some. If you can change them out for fresh ones. I prefer to always keep things fresh so it's a constant change for me.

Question: Does cinnamon increase the potency of fire spells?

Answer: Yes, it absolutely does increase it.

Question: What happens when a lucky cinnamon stick is thrown away?

Answer: The cinnamon stick is now just a cinnamon stick in the trash. Cinnamon has its properties but you have to use them.

Question: In protection for the home, why use nine cinnamon sticks and not say, 3 or 5?

Answer: The number 9 was chosen for its meaning and attributes as everything is important when adding intention to work for a purpose.

Question: I'm just starting my craft and I don't have cinnamon incense sticks, can I use cinnamon rolls?

Answer: I can’t say no to that because of your intention and more importantly your feelings are what brings about results. Feel free to be creative!

© 2014 Maurice Glaude

Enjoyed This? Tell the Author?

Maurice Glaude (author) from Mobile on February 04, 2020:

Yes, bhattuc it is still mysterious to some but we've come along way in medicine and new ways of thinking about health and well being. Our senses can be a great tool for applying another level and in this case it happens to be through our sense of smell. Intention however is not one of those senses but should not be forgotten. We are indeed creators of our reality from the clay God gave us.

bhattuc on February 03, 2020:

Well presented. Linking these herbs and spices to create positivity and an environment of well being in our dwellings is a mysterious thing but it is always welcome to have that in our home. Nice article. Thanks.

Maurice Glaude (author) from Mobile on January 11, 2020:

Thanks Anita, yes it has so many good uses even for diabetes.

Anita Hasch from Port Elizabeth on January 11, 2020:

Interesting and informative article. I use cinnamon daily as it has so many health benefits.

Maurice Glaude (author) from Mobile on January 10, 2020:

I'm honored, Tim. Thank you for making such a great compliment. I'm glad you enjoyed it and found it useful. Science shows a lot about plants, scents, herbs that have been known long before. Things such as bay leaf in your cabinets keeps the bugs out. I hope you find use in the cinnamon.

Tim Truzy from U.S.A. on December 23, 2019:

Excellent article. I will try to use cinnamon in these ways. After all, all plants came from the God of Love, (whatever you prefer to call that power), and I will try your suggestions. Thanks immensely

Maurice Glaude (author) from Mobile on July 14, 2019:

Yes there is cinnamon incense and cinnamon oil.

Precious on July 09, 2019:

Wow! Its amazing . please can i burn only powdered cinnamon as incense ? Or is there a particular incense cinnamon ? Thanks

Maurice Glaude (author) from Mobile on July 08, 2019:

Don, I wish I knew. When you find out let me know. If I am astral projecting I am not aware.

Don from Tennessee on July 06, 2019:

I wonder if cinnamon can be used to enhance the transition to the astral plane, since it increases your vibrational energy.

Anita Hasch from Port Elizabeth on January 24, 2019:

Love articles on herbs and spices. Research is being done on extracts of cinnamon as a protection against Alzheimer's.

Ntomboxolo on November 20, 2018:

Thank you for the knowledge of cinamon sticks.

Maurice Glaude (author) from Mobile on October 31, 2018:

You're tuning in and listening to your guides. I'm so proud of you. Keep it up.

curlytips on October 31, 2018:

Fate at its strongest. I woke this Wednesday morning with a strong desire to burn cinnamon.

Having then googled for some ‘understanding’ I found your post which says Wednesday is the strongest day and can be used for love. I’m burning with my long distance lover in my heart.

Thank you ☺️

Maurice Glaude (author) from Mobile on September 06, 2018:

You're welcome, Anita. If you have more questions I'm here.

Anita Hasch from Port Elizabeth on September 06, 2018:

Thank you Maurice, so interesting to hear about the use of citrine crystal.

Maurice Glaude (author) from Mobile on September 03, 2018:

That is so wonderful Anita Hasch! I love to hear stories like that and I'm always excited. If you like the positive feelings from cinnamon try putting a piece of citrine crystal in the water for about 20-30 minutes before pouring out the water into your kettle or coffee maker. It will charge up the water with all the positive vibes and double with the cinnamon that you use. Good luck and come back if you have more stories. I love to hear them.

Anita Hasch from Port Elizabeth on September 03, 2018:

I have been using cinnamon powder for the past year. I started using it for its health benefits, but find that it also makes me feel positive.I take a small amount, tip of a teaspoon, in my coffee. I drink a lot of coffee. Thanks for all the info.

Maurice Glaude (author) from Mobile on July 20, 2018:

Wow that is interesting Finn. I saw another article here on hubpages that said something similar about introducing Fluoride as a health product when it was discovered as toxic and the makers needed a way to stay in business so they made claims that it was good for dental hygiene.

Finn from Barstow on July 19, 2018:

Well I had no idea that cinnamon possessed such potential. An interesting list of herbal remedies.

yes our ancestors had natural elements available to them and there was an interesting article I came across about how in the 20th century, Rockefeller helped squash philanthropy and build modern medical schools in order to support the petroleum and other industries he was involved with:

Lupus Prisma on April 21, 2018:

Thank you very much for your information, Maurice. I am learning as a Wiccan to heal people, it is nice to see others!

Janet on February 06, 2018:

It’s used as a lure in love spells. If you use the stick be sure to kiss and offer to the goddess of love . Burn and throw ashes on your front door blowing it to the wind .

Maurice Glaude (author) from Mobile on January 09, 2018:

Use cinnamon incense that are designed to burn and smoke.

Crystal on January 02, 2018:

Can I burn the stick and use it during a smudging ritual?

Maurice Glaude (author) from Mobile on January 02, 2018:

The simple answer is to use Cinnamon with intension. on January 01, 2018:

how can l use cinnamon for self protection

Maurice Glaude (author) from Mobile on September 26, 2017:

@Melinda Pursley

Thanks for sharing. I'd love to hear more about your experiences.

Remi on September 08, 2017:

Your the best Author on hubpages. I wish you would write more for us. I'm a huge fan!

Maurice Glaude (author) from Mobile on August 20, 2017:

Thank you all for your positive comments. Its encouraging to keep helping and providing useful information. I do it from the heart since there is really no profit in making hubpages.

Vangi on August 18, 2017:

Very informative. Thanks!

Maggie on July 28, 2017:

Your info is very healp helpful thanks


Maurice Glaude (author) from Mobile on May 02, 2017:


I love ginger too. Ginger is also good for more than just eating. I could write lots about it. Thanks for the idea.

Maurice Glaude (author) from Mobile on July 04, 2016:

Cinnamon has so much to offer. It has been so great talking to you these past couple of days. I'm sure you have lots to teach me as well. My cousin Marianna who Authored Choices to Love and the Facebook page is planning a Celebration Event. Her teachings are for us to Choose Life Love and Celebration everyday despite our obstacles. She has asked that I join and teach at her event. I don't know when this will take place as she has just begun planning it, but I hope I will have friends like you with me to share in that incredible moment.

Windy Grace Mason from Poplar Cove, Virginia, USA on July 03, 2016:

This is a beautifully written and highly informative hub. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge, newbizmau! As per your request, I'm taking a lot of information from this wonderful work and incorporating it into my own life. I needed this today! Blessings!

Maurice Glaude (author) from Mobile on August 02, 2015:

@Cyndi10 Thanks Cyndi10 I'm glad you thought it was thorough. I didn't want it to feel boring. Of course it isn't to me.

Cynthia B Turner from Georgia on August 02, 2015:

I never knew of the use of cinnamon as a protective spice. This is very interesting. I like using cinnamon in so many dishes, especially during the Holiday season. Thank you for such a thorough article on the ways cinnamon can be used as a protective agent. Take care.

Maurice Glaude (author) from Mobile on October 06, 2014:

@AliciaC Thank you very much. I may do more on other herbs and spices that I know about. Cinnamon is a great alternative to crystals when you don't have them available.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on October 05, 2014:

This is very interesting. Your hub contains information that I've never thought of before. Thanks for sharing it.

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