Cassia

Main Uses   

  • Promotes healthy digestion
  • Supports healthy immune function
  • Warming, uplifting aroma
  • Supports feelings of shyness, anxiety, self-doubt, timidity, overwhelm.

Application: Aromatic, Topical, Internal
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Aromatic Description: Warm, spicy, cinnamon
Main Chemical Components: Cinnamaldehyde
Plant Part: Bark

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Cassia Essential Oil    

A close relative to Cinnamon, Cassia has a strong, spicy aroma. It’s one of the few essential oils mentioned in the Old Testament, noted for its unmistakable fragrance.Cassia is a “warming” oil which makes it a great oil to diffuse during cold weather. Due to its caustic nature,Cassia should be diluted with dōTERRA FractionatedCoconut Oil when applied to the skin and can be very strong when inhaled directly. Cassia can also be used in cooking as a replacement for Cinnamon in many recipes.

Home and Health Uses

  • Add one drop to citrus blends or diffuse with Clove and Ginger during fall and winter.
  • Add to your favorite pie and bread recipes.

Emotional Uses

Cassia is an oil of courage for those who are shy and hold themselves back. It helps rid us of fear and replace it with self-confidence by helping us recognize our talents and potential. Cassia is also medicinal in nature and can assist in helping those who feel over run by life to regain inner strength. Cassia is high in cinnamaldehyde, and as such, has been shown to be useful for killing different strains of bacteria, particularly those associated with Lyme disease.

Additional Reading

The story of Cassia can be traced back thousands of years, clear to the Old Testament, where it earned its acclaim as one of the few essential oils to be mentioned there. Known to be a cousin to Cinnamon, Cassia’s strong, spicy aroma is indeed reminiscent of its more widely known relative, but it contains differing tones and subtleties that make Cassia and its host of physically and emotionally therapeutic benefits distinct among essential oils.

With an aroma that is at once spicy and woodsy, doTERRA Cassia will transform any blend of essential oils for the better. Diffuse Cassia on its own or with other oils during colder months to fill the house with a warming aroma that will be the perfect backdrop for cuddling up with a cup of hot chocolate next to a crackling fire. It will add notes of unexpected spice to complimentary oils, such as Wild Orange, Lime, and White Fir, and serve as an exciting alternative to Cinnamon when used in classic combinations, such as with Clove and Ginger.

doTERRA Cassia essential oil can also keep the inside of you cozy by providing immune support when taken internally via veggie capsules. Other internal benefits brought by Cassia include warding off hunger cravings when combined with Lemon in a glass of water, promoting healthy cardiovascular function, and providing hydration support  when added to water while hiking.

Cassia is considered to be one of the “warming” oils, so because of this caustic nature, it should always be diluted with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil when applied topically. When combined with Fractionated Coconut Oil, Cassia can provide warming support to sore or achy joints that feel stiff and unyielding.

If you’re looking for a new take on an old favorite, substitute a few drops of doTERRA Cassia essential oil for Cinnamon in your favorite recipes. Cassia still brings the same sweet spice of Cinnamon, but with a new twist that is sure to invigorate anything from pies to breads to cookies.

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