Cassia essential oil is one of my must-have oils during the fall and winter seasons for many reasons. Its sweet yet spicy aroma reminds me of the holidays and baking at home. Cassia essential oil is in the cinnamon family and is extracted from the bark of a Cinnamomum cassia plant. It’s main chemical component is cinnamaldehyde which helps to give Cassia its warm, spicy, and hot flavor that is known to help promote healthy blood sugar levels, provide immune support, inflammation, and anti-bacterial.
Here are the top 10 ways I use Cassia Essential Oil:
1. Cassia adds a sweet and spicy aroma to any diffuser blend. It blends very well with White Fir and citrus oils. One of my favorite diffuser blend with Cassia is 2 drops Cassia, 2 drops White Fir, and 3 drops Wild Orange. #heavenonearth
2. Cinnamaldehyde, the main chemical component in Cassia, is great at protecting the immune system. When season threats are high, take 1-2 drops of Cassia in a veggie capsule for additional immune support.*
3. Cassia is warming to the skin and is excellent when added to Fractionated Coconut Oil for a warming massage. #thankmelater
4. The aroma of Cassia naturally uplifts your mood and can help promote good emotional health. Plus, when diffused, Cassia can help promote feelings of arousal. #oooolala
5. One thing you might not know about Cassia is that it can help promote healthy digestion when used internally.* If your stomach is ever a little upset, put 1-2 drops into a veggie cap and see if that helps!
6. Cassia is wonderful to use while baking. It helps add depth of flavor and richness and can even be used to replace cinnamon in a lot of cooking recipes. Start with one drop and work your way up. Less is more when cooking with essential oils.
8. Sweet Tooth much? Nahhhhh, me either. 😉 Ha! I wish! Cassia essential oil is great at fighting off sweet tooth cravings. Just put one drop on your tongue for sweet relief.
9. Have a stuffy nose or sore throat? Diffuse Cassia to help feel like your normal self again.
10. The last tip is a safety tip. Due to Cassia’s caustic (hot!) nature, Cassia should always be diluted with Fractionated Coconut oil when applied to the skin. Also, make sure to use in small amounts when diffusing as the aroma is very strong.