Cassia essential oil comes from the Cinnamomum cassia tree, which is a close relative to cinnamon with its sweet aroma. The bark of this Chinese plant has been used for thousands of years and it’s the basis in which we make our essential oil, giving off an even more intense scent than other types such as vanilla or lavender; perfect for when you want to add some much-needed fragrance into your home!
Botanical Name: Cinnamomum cassia
Extraction: Steam distillation
Plant Part: Leaves
Aromatic Scent: A strong, warm aroma. Powdered cassia has 1% to 2% of volatile oil (cassia oil), which is the basis of its spicy aroma.
Blends Well With: Thyme, Lavender, Benzoin, Grapefruit, Clove Bud, Frankincense, Cardamom, Rosemary
Cassia essential oil is powerful and could be irritating to the skin if not diluted. The strong aroma can be inhaled directly, but it’s also used for culinary purposes because of its flavor replacement abilities in certain foods.
Cassia Essential Oil Benefits:
One to two drops of Cassia essential oil can be added to citrus essential oil blends or diffused with ginger or clove during fall and winter for a delightful aroma that will fill your home and ring in the season! You can also take a couple of drops in veggie capsules to proactively protect your immune system. Other common uses are adding it to massage oil to create a warm sensation or adding a drop or two into your water to help metabolism and digestion.
Chinese healers have used cassia for medicinal purposes since ancient times. It is believed that it was these practitioners who spread the usage of this plant outside their borders, and into other parts of the world.