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Cassia Essential Oil
Application: A T I DExtraction Method: Steam distillationAromatic Description: Warm, spicy, cinnamonMain Chemical Components: CinnamaldehydePlant Part: Bark
The story of Cassia can be traced back thousands of years, clear to the Old Testament, where it earned its acclaim as one of the few essential oils to be mentioned there. Known to be a cousin to Cinnamon, Cassia’s strong, spicy aroma is indeed reminiscent of its more widely known relative, but it contains differing tones and subtleties that make Cassia and its host of physically and emotionally therapeutic benefits distinct among essential oils.
With an aroma that is at once spicy and woodsy, doTERRA Cassia will transform any blend of essential oils for the better. Diffuse Cassia on its own or with other oils during colder months to fill the house with a warming aroma that will be the perfect backdrop for cuddling up with a cup of hot chocolate next to a crackling fire. It will add notes of unexpected spice to complimentary oils, such as Wild Orange, Lime, and White Fir, and serve as an exciting alternative to Cinnamon when used in classic combinations, such as with Clove and Ginger.
doTERRA Cassia essential oil can also keep the inside of you cozy by providing immune support when taken internally via veggie capsules. Other internal benefits brought by Cassia include warding off hunger cravings when combined with Lemon in a glass of water, promoting healthy cardiovascular function, and providing hydration support when added to water while hiking.
Cassia is considered to be one of the “warming” oils, so because of this caustic nature, it should always be diluted with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil when applied topically. When combined with Fractionated Coconut Oil, Cassia can provide warming support to sore or achy joints that feel stiff and unyielding.
If you’re looking for a new take on an old favorite, substitute a few drops of doTERRA Cassia essential oil for Cinnamon in your favorite recipes. Cassia still brings the same sweet spice of Cinnamon, but with a new twist that is sure to invigorate anything from pies to breads to cookies.