Cassia Essential Oil
Cassia comes from the bark of the Chinese Cinnamon tree.
- Botanical Family: Lauraceae
- Other Common Names: Chinese Cassia, Chinese Cinnamon
- Part of Plant Used: Bark
- Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
- Variations: Cassia is a variety of Cinnamon closely related to Cinnamon Bark and Cinnamon Leaf.
- Chemistry: Cassia is mostly comprised of aldehydes: (E)-cinnamaldehyde, (Z)-cinnamaldehyde, (E)-cinnamyl acetate, benzaldehyde
- Digestive: soothes digestive upsets
- Circulatory: promotes healthy circulation
- Nervous System: uplifts moods and feelings of sadness
- Musculoskeletal: relieves symptoms of inflammation and minor aches and pains
- Reproductive: soothes menstrual cramps and is an aphrodisiac
- Respiratory: helps with the symptoms of seasonal respiratory ailments
- Skin: strengthens hair roots
- Energetics: aids spirituality and is very grounding and stimulating
- Spiritual: Cassia activates the Root Chakra and is very grounding and stimulating.
- Scent Profile: Mid note with a warm, spicy aroma
- Longevity: The aroma of Cassia can last up to 160 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Spicy
- Blends well with: Blood Orange, Cedarwood, Clove, Frankincense Serrata, Lavender, Lemon, Neroli, Orange, and Ylang Ylang
- According to Tisserand & Young: Cassia has a high risk of skin sensitization with a low risk of mucous membrane irritation. Due to methyleugenol content it can inhibit blood clotting. Do not use if pregnant or lactating as it can cause embryotoxicity. Avoid use with children under 2.
- Maximum dermal use of 0.05%.
- Oral precautions for diabetes medication, anticoagulants, major surgery, peptic ulcer, hemophilia, and bleeding disorders.
Products Using Cassia Essential Oil
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.