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.
Cassia (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.
- There are several ways to effectively use Cassia essential oil and obtain its benefits, including 1.) Add 10 drops to your essential oil diffuser per 100 ml of water. 2.) Add 10 drops to an Essential Oil Inhaler and take it with you for on-the-go therapeutic use. 3.) Create a spray by combining 20 drops Cassia and 1 tablespoon 190-proof grain alcohol in a glass spray bottle. After a few hours, add 3 tablespoons of distilled water. Spray onto surfaces and in the air to refresh your space.
- Animals such as dogs metabolize essential oils very differently than humans. And with a sense of smell 10,000 to 100,000 times more acute than humans, animals are more affected by essential oil diffusion than one might think. With that said, due to Cassia essential oil’s many precautions, we don’t recommend using this oil around your dog. If you’ve already used Cassia essential oil around your dog and notice behavioral differences, such as whining, scratching or acting loopy, move your dog to fresh air and contact your veterinarian. If you wish to use Cassia essential oil without affecting your dog, inhale it using an Essential Oil Inhaler and Mio Mist Diffuser or use it topically.
- Cassia essential oil is very similar to Cinnamon Leaf essential oil in aroma but carries softer connotations and is a much gentler floral aromatic. It's a divine fusion of spicy and sweet that is reminiscent of fresh baked cinnamon rolls. If you find Cinnamon Bark and Cinnamon Leaf essential oils too spicy for your taste, Cassia essential oil will be just the right substitute.
- Cassia essential oil is closely related to “true cinnamon”. It is steam distilled from the leaves and twigs of the Cinnamomum cassia evergreen tree and is a middle note. In blends its aroma emerges after the top notes have given way and it is especially comforting and calming and uplifting, easing a turbulent emotional state to deal with the stress of a choatic day. In topical blends for body care, it has the power to reduce joint pain, pain of menstrual cramps and even relieve symptoms of menopause. It improves circulation and immune function and in topical blends for stomach concerns can aid healthy digestion.
- Essential oils are powerful, concentrated substances so a little goes a long way. Two of the most effective ways to use them are by way of inhalation and topical use. Ingesting Cassia essential oil is rarely necessary or recommended, no matter the brand. Ingestion can lead to adverse reactions such as medication contraindications, mucous membrane irritation, sensitization and nausea if done incorrectly. Therefore, if you wish to take essential oils internally, we strongly recommend consulting with a knowledgeable professional with experience in internal use.
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.
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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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