If you’re looking to learn about different essential oils, then you’re in the right place! Read below to find out more about Cassia essential oil and its many wonders.
The leaves of Cinnamomum cassia are steam distilled to create this spicy, sweet and woodsy oil. Cassia is a middle note oil that blends well with Anise, Black Pepper, Grapefruit, Ginger, Geranium, Lemon, Nutmeg, and Sweet Orange.
Cassia is often called Chinese Cinnamon due to the fact that it is native to China and belongs to the same family as Cinnamon. Not surprisingly, these two oils share similar aromatic qualities. Cassia is mentally and emotionally uplifting and provides warmth; simply add it to a diffuser or inhaler (add one of the oils listed above for more of a boost). We use it in our Balanced Blend due to these wonderful qualities. According to the book of Exodus in the Judeo-Christian Bible, God directed the Israelites to create anointing oil for blessing and purification that contained Cassia, Cinnamon, Myrrh and other herbs mixed in Olive Oil.
Cassia is a wonderful addition to joint and muscle blends, as it helps promote circulation. Additionally, it can be beneficial for minor aches and pains, like cramping, headaches and nausea. This oil contains antimicrobial and antiviral properties. Looking to soothe and tone skin? Try this recipe for Silky Smooth Body Butter made with Cassia, Geranium, and Tea Tree.
Want to find out more about other essential oils? Check out our Essential Oils A to Z Series, where we’re constantly adding new profiles.