Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
Extracted from the bark of a Cinnamomum cassia plant, Cassia is a warm and spicy essential oil with a myriad of benefits that can help the mind and the body. For centuries, this sister to the cinnamon spice has been used internally to maintain physical health and aromatically to support emotional well-being. One of Cassia oil’s most prominent health benefits is its ability to promote healthy digestion when used internally.* Cassia is also a popular ingredient when making many different entrees, breads, and desserts. This spice is flavorful and can be used to replace cinnamon in a variety of food items. Along with its benefits to digestion, Cassia oil can be taken internally to support healthy immune function and to maintain cardiovascular health.*
Cassia oil is also powerful when used aromatically. In small doses, its strong and spicy aroma can be used to create an uplifting atmosphere that will promote emotional health. The fragrance emitted from Cassia is recognized anciently in the Old Testament for its powerful scent and calming properties. However, due to its classification as a hot oil, Cassia oil should be diluted with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil when applied to the skin and can be very strong when inhaled directly.
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When selecting essential oils for purchase, it is crucial to find oils that are pure and potent. The purity and potency of an essential oil contributes greatly to the effectivity of the oils. If oils are impure or contain contaminants or filler substances, then they will lessen the mental and physical health benefits that accompany an oil. At doTERRA, we know that a pure and potent oil can help change lives and can cause impactful health benefits. In order to guarantee that our essential oils reach this high level of purity and potency, each batch of essential oils must go through the CPTG Certified Pure Tested Grade™ protocol. This protocol includes a series of strict tests that ensure that each essential oil sold is potent and pure so that when you purchase doTERRA essential oils, you can know that you are receiving the highest quality oils.
Cassia bark is commonly used for flavoring liquors and chocolate.1
Cassia derives from a plant called Cinnamomum cassia. Cassia oil comes from the bark of this plant and is usually reddish-brown to gray in color. This bark is pungent and thicker than that of cinnamon bark.2 The cassia plant grows well in locations such as China, Vietnam, and Indonesia.
Main Chemical Components: Cinnamaldehyde, cinnamyl acetate
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. A recent study incorporated in the doTERRA 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.3 Cinnamaldehyde is an impactful aromatic chemical with health-promoting benefits when ingested. To learn more about the chemical components of Cassia oil or other essential oils, visit the doTERRA Science Blog.
Cassia essential oil blends well with Cedarwood, Clove, Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Wild Orange, and Ylang Ylang essential oils for diffusion.
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.