Updated: May 20, 2019
Cassia is in the cinnamon family, so it smells very similar to this amazing, warm spice. Personally, I love cinnamon so much and growing up I would bake it with a ton, so it makes me feel nostalgic and takes me home to myself.
Since it's the sister of cinnamon, Cassia can be used as a flavoring in cooking as a replacement for cinnamon. It has plenty of mental, emotional and physical benefits aside from its uses in baking and cooking.
Cassia has a strong and spicy smell which emotionally, makes it the oil of self-assurance. It's impossible not to feel bold and daring when inhaling Cassia. It's a perfect remedy for the shy and timid as well as those who hold back and try to hide. It dispels fear and helps individuals see their own value and potential.
Cassia trees are evergreens which can grow up to 65 feet tall, and it takes about 2 pounds of the plant material to produce one 15 ml bottle.
Cassia has been used for thousands of years and the plant grows well in locations such as China, Vietnam, and Indonesia. doTERRA sources their Cassia in China. It's a hot oil like Cinnamon Bark, Clove, Oregano, Thyme, which means it needs to be well diluted with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil for topical application so as to not burn the skin.
I even made the mistake once when I was taking it internally, as I was dropping the drops on my tongue I missed my mouth and got some on my chin. Taking it via a veggie cap or in your water for internal benefits is the best way to go.
Physically, Cassia is a decongestant, immune support, detoxifier and cleanser. It even promotes removal of candida albicans, when taken internally in a veggie cap with Clove. I do this on a quarterly basis as part of the candida cleanse program from the Essential Life book.
It's an appetite suppressant, similar to cinnamon, so it's a powerful support for weight management. This is due to it's primary chemical constituent, Cinnamaldehyde, a monoterpene aldehyde. This supports the gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, and circulatory systems, and for overall metabolic support.
In addition, Cassia provides antioxidants and supports healthy blood sugar levels. I recommend it to my clients that have diabetes. It also supports addiction like cinnamon and
Because it's a warming oil, it's good for the heart and circulation. I recommend it to all my clients that suffer from cold extremities, something I used to suffer from as well. Applying it topically with the carrier oil and taking it internally helps to manage this. Alternatively, it can be used when hiking outdoors in the cold weather, or during a warming self massage at the end of the day.
Spiritually, it supports balancing the solar plexus chakra our center for will power. Make the confidence boosting roller blend in this post and apply to your upper stomach, wearing yellow combined with this will help to balance.
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How it smells
For upset stomach and vomiting, take in a veggie capsule
For detox for ear, nose, throat and lungs, use in a capsule to clear yeast, phlegm and plaque
For water retention and kidney infection, take in a capsule or apply to bottoms of feet to kidney reflex points
For viruses and bacteria, take in a capsule and diffuse
For blood sugar balance, take in a capsule and diffuse
For metabolism boost, take in a capsule
For sexual drive, diffuse or inhale from bottle
For cooking add a drop to your favorite recipe for sweet cinnamon flavor
There is more research being done for the neurological benefits of Cassia here.
Diffuse in the morning or during the day to promote mental alertness and uplifted mood
Make a confidence boosting roller blend with 10-15 drops each of Cassia, Clove, and Bergamot in a 10 ml roller bottle with fractionated coconut oil
Use aromatically or topically when feeling uncertain to feel bold
When feeling uncertain of the path ahead and wanting to hide away from being the center of attention, diffuse Cassia and apply diluted over third chakra (solar plexus, upper stomach)
Ways to use
Make an uplifting diffuser blend with 4 drops each of Wild Orange and Cassia
Here are more recipes!
* Can reduce milk supply in lactating women
How to order
If you’re already a doTERRA customer you can add it to your Loyalty Rewards Order. Not a wholesale member yet? Order Cassia here. Be sure to enroll with an enrollment kit if you want to waive the annual $35 fee! Then add on single oils you'd like.
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* Methods of use: I'm only referring to use with doTERRA essential oils. Please use at your own risk with other brands.