If you are a fan of Cinnamon, you will be a fan of Cassia! These essential oils are similar, but certainly have their differences! Some oil manufacturers actually label their Cassia as Cinnamon to cut costs! No bueno! Extracted from the bark of a Cinnamomum cassia plant, 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. One of Cassia oil’s most prominent health benefits is its ability to promote healthy digestion when used internally. Today I am sharing the benefits of Cassia, as well as a few recipes you are sure to love!
Cassia is also a popular ingredient when making many different entrees, breads, and desserts. This spice is flavorful and can be used to replace cinnamon in a variety of food items. Along with its digestion benefits, Cassia oil can be taken internally to support healthy immune function and to maintain cardiovascular health. Cassia oil is also a powerful agent when used aromatically. In small doses, its strong and spicy aroma can be used to create an uplifting atmosphere that will promote emotional health. The fragrance emitted from Cassia is recognized anciently in the Old Testament for its powerful scent and calming properties. Due to its caustic nature, Cassia oil should be diluted with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil when applied to the skin and can be very strong when inhaled directly.
On an emotional level, "Cassia brings gladness and courage to the heart and soul. It helps those who hold back and try to hide. When a person avoids being the center of attention, Cassia can restore their confidence." - Emotions & Essential Oils
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. A recent study incorporated in the doTERRA Science Blog suggests that cinnamaldehyde also acts to support healthy molecular function in the kidneys when taken internally. Internal use of cinnamaldehyde is also known to have potential colon benefits.
Exfoliate your skin with this do-it-yourself Festive Fall Sugar Scrub with Cassia oil. This customizable sugar scrub is a wonderful way to soften your skin while also enriching your senses with the fragrances of autumn. In this DIY, you can blend the rich scents of Cassia, Ginger, and Clove essential oils for an uplifting and rejuvenating look and feel your skin will want to thank you for. This sugar scrub is also a great gift for friends, birthdays, baby showers, teacher gifts, or simply showing someone you are thinking of them.
Inspire your senses with this choice doTERRA diffuser blend using Cassia oil. Place 2 drops of Cassia, 4 drops of Wild Orange, and 2 drops of Siberian Fir oil into a diffuser for a refreshing aroma. With Siberian Fir’s calming effect and Wild Orange’s energizing aroma, this diffuser trio is a stabilizing blend you will not want to miss out on.
Cassia essential oil has a wonderful spicy fragrance and can help promote healthy digestion and immune function. Don’t throw away your pumpkin seeds after making jack-o-lanterns this month! Simply roast them in the oven with salt, olive oil, and 1-2 drops of Cassia essential oil for a delicious treat. Below is a beautiful recipes for tasty Cassia Pumpkin Seeds!
Are you excited to add this spicy oil to your collection? It's definitely one of my fall favorites! Comment below and let me know how you are using Cassia in your home!