Cassia essential oil is one of the most universally loved essential oils. Its aroma has long been associated with comfort and calm. Conversely, the energizing “euphoria” of the essential oil is somewhat reminiscent of walking into an aromatic bakery. It can be both uplifting and soothing. This comforting oil is spicy, zesty, sweet and heady.
What's the difference between Cinnamon and Cassia essential oil? Cassia oil (Cinnamomum cassia) is produced from East Asian trees closely related to the "true cinnamon" (Cinnamomum zeylanicum). Cassia is the typical "cinnamon" marketed in North America. The leaves and twigs of towering evergreen trees are steam distilled through a powerful process that produces the aromatic essential oil.
Botanical Name: Cinnamomum cassia
Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Leaves/Twigs
Note: Base - Middle
Synonym: Chinese Cinnamon
Blends Well With: Sweet Orange, Clove, and other spices
Aroma: Saccharine, cinnamon-like, spicy, and slightly-woody
Color: Clear – Pale Yellow
Safety: Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.
Adult Max Dilution: 0.05%
Shelf Life: 2-3 Years
Pet Safety: Essential oils are generally safe to diffuse around adult cats and dogs intermittently. Ensure the room you’re diffusing in is well ventilated and that your pet can leave if desired. Discontinue use if you notice any adverse reaction. Avoid topical use and diffusing around young pets, small animals or pets with health problems.
Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.
Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.
DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.
MUSCLE MASSAGE: Add to a 4 ounce squeeze bottle: 1 drops of Cassia, 8 drops of Birch, 11 drops of Helichrysum italicum, 5 drops of Peppermint and 15 drops of Copaiba, then fill with Jojoba oil and shake to mix well. Apply to overworked muscles and massage. (1.7% dilution)
INHALER: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 3 drops of Cassia, 5 drops of Tea Tree and 5 drops of Lemon. Or add 5-6 drops of this blend to your Scent Ball Diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.
FRAGRANT SACHET: Fill an empty sachet bag with dried flowers, herbs or cotton balls. Add: 6-10 drops of Cassia to the sachet filling; close and place the sachet in drawers, or hang in your closet.
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