Cinnamon Leaf (Cinnamomum zeylancium) The cinnamon tree is an evergreen plant that is widely cultivated in Sri Lanka, India, and several other parts of the world. It is sustainably farmed and is steam distilled from the leaf. It has strengthening, focusing and revitalizing properties and a spicy, warm and clove like aroma. Cinnamon is a powerful oil that should be well diluted for topical uses. It is a strong base note in blends, and blends well with clove, orange, and patchouli.