Cinnamon, commonly used in baking this time of year, boasts a whole host of exciting possibilities! Are you selling cinnamon short? Add some spice to your life – in moderation, of course.  Here are 5 facts you might not know about cinnamon:

Snack Attack. Cinnamon makes a delicious addition to a variety of snacks! Mix it with oil, sugar, cayenne and salt to taste. Drizzle or spray onto your popcorn for a delicious twist!

Breathe Easy. Cinnamon essential oil, in combination with lemon, clove, eucalyptus, rosemary and tea tree, kills 99% of airborne bacteria within minutes. To reap these benefits, add 4 drops of each essential oil to a vaporizer and enjoy!

 Pest Control. Did you know that cinnamon is a deterrent for ants? Keep these pests out by sprinkling cinnamon at the entryways. Have a sandbox? Mix cinnamon in with the sand to enjoy an ant-free play zone!

 Tea Time. Ceylon cinnamon can be used in tea, and offers some amazing health benefits! It’s been known to have an effect on some common ailments like: sore throat, digestion, sore joints and high blood pressure. Give it a try and see if it helps!

 A Cut Above. Cinnamon has been used as an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agent for many years. To help heal an open cut or wound more effectively, dust some cinnamon overtop and let it work its magic.

Add some spice to your life to reap the benefits!