Cassia Essential Oil has a warm spicy and earthy aroma, similar to cinnamon and red hot candies! Our Cassia oil is steam distilled from the bark of the Chinese Cinnamon tree. Cassia Essential Oil is a wonderful addition to warm, seasonal blends during the winter months. Its potency can ensure that a little goes a long way.
Cassia Essential Oil closely resembles Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil and is widely used as a more economical substitute for its more expensive cousin. Often times the cinnamon sticks we buy in the store are the Cassia variety of Cinnamomum and it tends to have a sharp, spicy-sweet smell and flavor.
Cassia is used in modern times to stimulate circulation in the physical sense and to encourage emotional flow by persuading the mind to release self-sabotaging belief patterns.
NOTE: Cassia Essential Oil should not be used during pregnancy or during breastfeeding. It also needs to be highly diluted (at less than 1%) if being used topically.
Properties: Analgesic, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Aphrodisiac, Astringent, Carminative, Digestive, Expectorant, Stimulant, Stomachic, Vermifuge
Perfumery Note: Middle
Aroma: Warm, Spicy, Sweet, Woodsy, Earthy
Blends with: Bergamot, Clove Bud, Frankincense, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lemon, Mandarin, Orange, Peppermint, Rose, Vanilla and Ylang Ylang
Specific Benefits of Cassia Essential Oil:
Stimulating Circulation and Emotional Flow
Cassia Essential Oil is regarded in aromatherapy for its ability to increase blood flow to the mind and the body, while uplifting the spirit and ridding one of anxiety and depression. Also, the oil is used to ease irritability, drowsiness, and increase libido.
Purifying and Detoxifying
Cassia Essential Oil is a powerful purifier, as viruses, bacteria, and fungus cease to live in the oil. In addition, cinnamon bark oil is commonly used to help heal topical and respiratory infections.
Cassia Essential Oil is a hot oil (can cause heat when used on the skin neat, and must be blended with carrier oil when used topically). Because of this, Cassia Essential Oil is used in aromatherapy to help relieve symptoms of rheumatism, arthritis, and sore muscles. Make sure to dilute properly to prevent skin irritation.
NOTE: Cassia Essential Oil should not be used during pregnancy or during breastfeeding. It also need to be diluted (no more than 3% of the entire blend for adults) if being used topically. Be extra cautious with children, and refer to our blog post on Essential Oils for Babies and Children for safe botanicals, amounts, and dilution ratios.
Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
Diffuse a few drops of each essential oil to help your body get rid of long-standing toxins.
Massage oil for pained joints
1 oz. Pomegranate Seed Oil
4 drops Cassia Essential Oil
4 drops Yarrow Essential Oil
4 drops Turmeric Essential Oil
Mix all the oils together and use the blend as a massage oil for sore joints and muscles.
Cassia Essential Oil
Simply use a couple of drops of each essential oil in your diffuser.