Organic Cassia Essential Oil
Chinese Cinnamon, False Cinnamon, Cassia Cinnamon.
- Hot and spicy Cassia Essential Oil is used for oral care and diffusion primarily because it is too irritating to use on the skin. In addition to smelling heart-meltingly sweet, Cassia is antiseptic, pain-relieving and stimulating.
Farming Method Certified Organic Country of Origin Vietnam Plant Part Bark Scientific Name Cinnamomum cassia Application Method Diffusion, Topical
Cassia Essential Oil is spicy and warm, similar to Cinnamon. The scent floods the senses with the fiery and infinitely sweet aroma, reminiscent of cinnamon disk hard candy.
Because it is too irritating to use on the skin, it must be diluted extremely well before applying the skin. A dilution of 0.2% should be maximum and a patch test should be done before topical use. Cassia is often used in small quantities to give a slight spicy tone to essential oil blends.
Below is a list of benefits that Cassia Essential Oil provides, by category.
Nervous System: Nervous Tension, Stress-Related Disorders, Weakness, Fatigue, Low Self-Esteem.
Oral Care: Laryngitis, Tonsillitis, Sinusitis, Sore Throat.
Here is how to use Cassia essential oil for various conditions:
Topical Application for localized use on the skin: Dilute up to 2% in any carrier oil (10 drops per tablespoon of carrier oil). Whole body massage is not recommended. See precautions below.
- Nervous Tension, Stress, Psychological Issues: Diffusion.
- Low Self-Esteem: Diffusion.
- Laryngitis,Tonsillitis, Sinusitis, Sore Throat: Dilute to 2% in sesame oil and gargle.
Cassia is one of the most hazardous essential oils, and severely sensitizing. Handle with caution. You must highly dilute this oil before using on the skin; otherwise it can cause severe irritation. Avoid during pregnancy.
Traditionally, Cassia has been used as a culinary spice. These days, Cassia is often used as a cheaper substitute for cinnamon in much the same way that Cinnamon Bark is used; a household spice, a processed food flavoring, an ingredient in mouthwash, the spicy scent of home fragrance sprays, and more. As a matter of fact, most cinnamon spice on the market is actually cassia.
About the Plant:
Cassia is a tropical evergreen tree with a slender trunk and a voluminous orb of leathery leaves bursting with abundant yellow flowers. It is typically kept short like a shrub for production purposes.
Where it Grows:
Cassia is native to southeastChina.
Scent: The scent of Cassia is sweet, spicy and warm.
Blends With: Rosewood, Bergamot,Cypress, Jasmine, Juniper, Neroli, Clary Sage, Vetiver, Rosemary, Ylang Ylang.
Fragrance Note: Middle.
Composition: Cinnamic aldehyde, methyl eugenol, salicylaldehyde, methylsalicylaldehyde.