How to Use Cinnamon for Protection

Updated on June 6, 2019
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Large Cinnamon sticks
Large Cinnamon sticks | Source

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 a thousand 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 shown just now 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 and that 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 for thousands of years have already known 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.

Organized Spice Cabinet
Organized Spice Cabinet | Source

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. A familiar feeling caused by the aroma or a yearning for home. It's even in the 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 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 | Source

Science Astrology and Magickal Correspondences

Element: Fire

The fire element is known for many things; consumes and destroys; speed, purification, protection

Planet: Sun

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

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.

Decoration bundle of cinnamon
Decoration bundle of cinnamon | Source

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 in tying the cinnamon to placing it decoratively or not 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, for wealth, for strength or whatever it is that you desire the cinnamon to help you with.

Windows - Laying cinnamon sticks along window sills will protect the 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 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 | Source

Other Herbs And Plants for Protection

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How It Works  
Grow fennel in your yard, 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; 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 similar 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 to your door by hanging it on the door or placing 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 keeping 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 pillow or as a room spray to aid sleep and 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 health. I hope you were able to take away a lot of knowledge about its other protective qualities. The video above explains many health benefits that cinnamon has to offer. It is a wonder spice in my opinion because of so many of its great attributes. I know you will enjoy using and crafting 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

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

    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?

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

    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.

© 2014 Maurice Glaude

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    • Anita Hasch profile image

      Anita Hasch 

      5 months ago from Port Elizabeth

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

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      7 months ago

      Thank you for the knowledge of cinamon sticks.

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      Maurice Glaude 

      7 months ago from Mobile, AL

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

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      7 months ago

      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 ☺️

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      Maurice Glaude 

      9 months ago from Mobile, AL

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

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      Anita Hasch 

      9 months ago from Port Elizabeth

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

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      Maurice Glaude 

      9 months ago from Mobile, AL

      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.

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      Anita Hasch 

      9 months ago from Port Elizabeth

      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.

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      Maurice Glaude 

      11 months ago from Mobile, AL

      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.

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      Patrick Williamson 

      11 months ago from Los Angeles

      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:

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      Lupus Prisma 

      14 months ago

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

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      16 months ago

      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 .

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      Maurice Glaude 

      17 months ago from Mobile, AL

      Use cinnamon incense that are designed to burn and smoke.

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      17 months ago

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

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      Maurice Glaude 

      17 months ago from Mobile, AL

      The simple answer is to use Cinnamon with intension.

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      17 months ago

      how can l use cinnamon for self protection

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      Maurice Glaude 

      21 months ago from Mobile, AL

      @Melinda Pursley

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

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      21 months ago

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

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      Maurice Glaude 

      22 months ago from Mobile, AL

      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.

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      22 months ago

      Very informative. Thanks!

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      23 months ago

      Your info is very healp helpful thanks


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      Maurice Glaude 

      2 years ago from Mobile, AL


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

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      Maurice Glaude 

      2 years ago from Mobile, AL

      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.

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      Windy Grace Mason 

      2 years ago from Belle Haven, VA

      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!

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      Maurice Glaude 

      3 years ago from Mobile, AL

      @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.

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      Cynthia B Turner 

      3 years ago from Georgia

      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.

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      Maurice Glaude 

      4 years ago from Mobile, AL

      @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.

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      Linda Crampton 

      4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

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


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