Cassia essential oil is in the same family as cinnamon and therefore is a "hot" oil. Because of this it is typically used in blends rather than alone. Although I like the taste and will often use it as a substitute to cinnamon! Historically, it was used for a natural remedy to support immunity and restore the body's natural defenses.
My favorite oil blend that contains Cassia is Exodus II also oil that is used to combat infection and boost the immune system.
As I receive new tips and testimonials for Cassia Essential Oil they will be added to the page, so check back frequently!
Cassia Oil is only available in the Twelve Oils of Ancient Scripture Kit, but that collection can be purchased at The Oil Shop!
What is the Genus Species? Cinnamomum cassia
Why is this Information Important? It’s always important to know your genus species of your oil. Just the common name on the bottle doesn’t really tell you exactly what you’re getting.
Where did the name come from? Cassia derived from Hebrew "quddah", meaning "amber" or "quetsioth", meaning "bark like cinnamon". Greek work is "kasia" meaning trees that resemble acacias.
Why is this Information so Important? Its not, it’s just a fun fact!
What Part of the Plant is Used? Bark
What is the ORAC Value? 15, 170 µTE/100g
What Does this Number Mean? ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It tells you the antioxidant capacity of a food item. Antioxidants have shown to reduce the risk of age related conditions! This was developed by the USDA researchers. For instance: Oranges = 750; Clove = 1,078,700. Wow! The number for clove is NOT a typo!
Most Interesting Historical Reference?
What are the Plant Properties? Calming and relaxing
What are the Documented Uses and Benefits of Cassia Essential Oil? May boost and support natural body's defense system.
What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? Its spicy and hot aroma is stimulating.
What is the Spiritual and Emotional Influence? Although Cassia oil is considered a hotter oil than Cinnamon, I find the energy vibration of the oil softer. I would consider cinnamon an oil that is more of a purgative on an energetic level, while Cassia takes a quieter more gentle approach.
Cassia essential oil helps to release the energy of worthless, unimportant and suppression that keeps us separate from our higher self and our divine source. I get that this was why it was used in the Holy Anointing Oil given to Moses.
This oil helps us know that each of us are free and have an important part to play in our own and others spiritual journey. But we need to recognize this for ourselves. It is only our self that really suppress’ our connection to God and our spiritual freedoms.
What Chakra is Affected? Sacral and solar plexus
What is the Corresponding Chakra Color? Orange and Yellow
How do I Use it?
Use diluted - 20:80 dilution (one part essential oil: four part of vegetable oil). Then,
Good oil for the First Aid Kit? No
Can this Oil be used for Animals? Yes, but honestly such a hot oil, I would use the blend Exodus II, or other gentler oils with similar properties.
Note about Animal Use: Certain oils can be very toxic to cats Citrus and pine oils in particular when using non therapeutic grade oils. Please consult your vet if you are not sure about applying any essential oil to your pet.
I only recommend using Young Living Oils on animals at this time.
What are the Safety Precautions? First, only use therapeutic grade essential oils for best!
Cassia essential oil is Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS) for internal consumption by the FDA. Although it may be used as a dietary supplement, it is advised not to use it in this manner for children under 6 years of age.
This oil can create extreme contact sensitization and skin irritation. May also irritate the nasal membranes if diffused; however I have never personally had this experience.
Women who are pregnant should not use this oil.
Essential Oil Trivia?
Did you know that Cassia was recorded in one of the oldest known medical records? Yes, it was in the Ebers papyrus an ancient book contain 877 recipes.
Did you know that Cassia is mentioned three times directly in the Bible? Yes and mentioned over 65 times indirectly. Was an important oil of ancient times.
Want to Purchase Therapeutic Cassia Oil?
Cassia Oil is only available in the Twelve Oils of Ancient Scripture Kit, but that collection can be purchased at The Oil Shop
Tips and Testimonials from an Essential Oil User
Put Cassia on your tongue – tastes like Red Hot Candy! I prefer the flavor over Cinnamon!
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