CINNAMON-POWDER-large570We’re not trying to lure you into some risky cinnamon challenge. After spending several weeks finding new ways to use common household goods like tea, honey, and lemons, we’ve decided to revisit the topic of cinnamon and its beauty benefits.

For centuries, it’s been used in Chinese and Ayruvedic medicine, as a remedy for illnesses such as the flu and indigestion. Cinnamon contains calcium, fiber, iron, and maganese. Its bark contains healing essential oils. Combining organic ground cinnamon with ingredients like olive oil and brown sugar can make for an interesting homemade beauty recipe. What follows are five suprising uses for cinnamon.