6 Ways to Use Cassia Essential Oil
Cassia is not one of the more well-known essential oils, but it’s a powerful one. Extracted from the bark of a cinnamomum cassia plant, it’s a warm and spicy essential oil that can help the mind and body.
It’s also a versatile oil; cassia can be used aromatically to create an uplifting atmosphere, internally it can improve digestion, and topically (when diluted with a carrier oil) it can rejuvenate skin.
One of the main chemical components of cassia bark and Cassia oil is cinnamaldehyde. This natural chemical is responsible for producing Cassia oil’s warm and spicy aroma.
Health Benefits of Cassia Essential Oil
1. Support Healthy Immune Function
Because internal use of Cassia oil can help support healthy immune function, cassia is a powerful commodity in protecting the body from seasonal threats.
To use: to keep your body healthy throughout the year, take one to two drops of cassia oil in a veggie capsule for added immune support when needed.
2. Internal Cleansing & Improve Digestion
A recent study incorporated in the dōTERRA Science Blog
suggests that cinnamaldehyde also acts to support healthy molecular function in the kidneys when taken internally.
Internal use of cinnamaldehyde is also known to have potential colon benefits. A study published by researchers at the University of Arizona suggests that cinnamaldehyde activates an endogenous (natural, internal) antioxidant response in colon cells. Activation of this antioxidant response is a natural means of maintaining healthy colon cells. Cinnamaldehyde is an impactful aromatic chemical with health-promoting benefits when ingested.
To use: combine one to two drops cassia oil with one to two drops lemon oil in a veggie capsule and take with water for digestive help.
3. Support Healthy Heart Function
Research shows that cassia extract reduces blood glucose levels, while increasing plasma insulin. This helps maintain blood sugar levels, which helps with diabetes and heart disease (source).
To use: put one to two drops cassia oil in a veggie capsule to promote healthy cardiovascular system function.
4. Improve Skin
The blend the rich scents of Cassia, Ginger, and Clove essential oils provides an uplifting and rejuvenating look and feel your skin will want to thank you for.
To use: make your own sugar scrub with this DIY recipe from dōTERRA.
5. Brighten Your Day
Cassia’s oil has an uplifting aroma, which can produce feelings of excitement.
To use: diffuse two drops cassia oil and four drops wild orange oil in your favorite diffuser.
6. Add Flavor to Food
The spicy, cinnamon taste of Cassia can be used to spruce up a variety of traditional recipes, especially during the holiday season. Cassia oil can be used in pies, breads, and other entrees or deserts. Because Cassia is a close relative to cinnamon, it can replace cinnamon in many different foods.
To use: check out this recipe for mini pumpkin pies using cassia essential oil.
Oils that Blend Well with Cassia Oil
Cassia essential oil blends well with cedarwood, clove
, frankincense, lavender
, wild orange, and ylang ylang essential oils for diffusion.