Plant part: Leaves/Twigs
Blends well with: Benzoin, bergamot, cardamom, clove, frankincense, ginger, grapefruit, lemon, mandarin, marjoram, nutmeg, orange, peppermint, peru balsam, petitgrain, rose, vanilla, ylang ylang.
Aroma: cinnamon, spicy, and slightly‐woody
Color: Clear – Pale yellow
At first, Cassia essential oil smells like cinnamon with a slightly spicier kick. Cassia is an evergreen tree native to China and Burma, where it is commonly known as Chinese Cinnamon (unsurprisingly). Outside the medical world, it has also found use in flavoring food and beverages. Cassia was used frequently by the ancient Greeks and Romans due to its amazing ability to cure painful digestive issues and improve blood circulation. It is believed that traditional Chinese healers knew of the potency of Cassia. It is from them, that the knowledge has spread throughout the world.
Cassia essential oil can act as a stimulant, thereby helping to be more active and alert. It can improve bodily functions, boost the metabolism, and increase circulation of blood throughout the body. This helps in the fight against arthritis and rheumatism as toxins are eliminated from the body.
The evergreen Cassia can grow to 40 feet tall and has grey-ish bark and hard, elongated leaves. It is these leaves and small twigs which are then steam distilled to create this essential oil.
Cassia Essential Oil Uses
Circulatory System: Alleviates arthritis/rheumatism.
Digestive System: Fures diarrhea, alleviates dyspepsia/indigestion, relieves flatulence/gas, lessens nausea.
Immune System: Fights colds.
In the Home: Can be made into an insect repellent sachet
Therapeutic Properties: anti-diarrheal, anti-emetic, anti-microbial, astringent, carminative, spasmolytic
Recipes With Cassia Essential Oil
Flu or the Common Cold:
- 1 drop of Cassia oil
- 35 drops of Birch oil
- 24 drops of Helichrysum oil
- 20 drops of Peppermint oil
- 40 drops of Copaiba
- 4 tablespoons of jojoba oil
- Shake to mix well. Apply enough of this mixture to cover the inflamed area, and massage into the skin.
- 5 drops of Cassia oil
- 5 drops of ginger oil
- 5 drops of Sweet orange oil
- Add 5‐6 drops of Cassia oil to your aroma diffuser and diffuse for 30‐60 min.
- 5 drops of Cassia oil
- 5 drops of Tea Tree oil
- 5 drops of Lemon oil
- 5-6 drops of Anise Star oil
- Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed.
Insect Repellent Sachet:
- 5-6 drops of Cassia oil
- Fill an empty sachet bag with dried flowers, herbs, or cotton balls, add the Cassia oil and hang in your closet to repel insects.