Cassia derives from a plant called Cinnamomum cassia. Cassia oil comes from the bark of this plant and is usually reddish-brown to gray in color. This bark is pungent and thicker than cinnamon bark. The cassia plant grows in locations such as China, Vietnam, and Indonesia.
Cassia is a warm and spicy essential oil with a myriad of benefits that can help the mind and the body. For centuries, this sister to the cinnamon spice has been used internally to maintain physical health and aromatically to support emotional well-being.
I think of Cassia as the warm fire in the fireplace, flannel shirt and cozy blanket of essential oils. I love diffusing it in the fall and winter months for its homey, comforting aroma and many health benefits.
By the way, Cassia is pronounced "CASH-sha".
Cassia Oil Uses and Benefits
This is the diffuser blend that helped me sell my house and one of my favorites, ever ... and YES it really does smell like oatmeal cookies!
Other great diffuser blends with Cassia:
3 drops of Wild Orange essential oil with 2 drops of Cassia oil
2 drops of Cassia, 4 drops of Wild Orange, and 2 drops of White Fir oil
Festive Fall Sugar Scrub
Chemistry of Cassia Oil
Main Chemical Components: Cinnamaldehyde, cinnamyl acetate
One of the main chemical components of cassia bark and Cassia oil is cinnamaldehyde. This natural chemical is responsible for producing Cassia oil’s warm and spicy aroma.
Oils that Blend Well with Cassia Oil
Cassia essential oil blends well with Cedarwood, Clove, Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Wild Orange, and Ylang Ylang essential oils for diffusion.
Cassia is known as the Oil of Self-Assurance. Want to feel more courageous, confident and valuable? Diffuse Cassia and read the Desiderata... and ponder this: "If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." Vincent Van Gogh
Possible skin sensitivity. Avoid use on sensitive skin (I can't use Cassia -- even diluted -- on my neck or chest -- that seems to be my sensitive area). Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes and inner ears. This oil may reduce the secretion of milk and is therefore not recommended for lactating mothers.
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