A close relative to cinnamon, Cassia has a strong, spicy aroma that can be used in small quantities to transform any essential oil blend. Cassia has been used for thousands of years to maintain physical health and promote emotional well-being. It’s one of the few essential oils mentioned in the Old Testament, noted for its unmistakable fragrance and calming properties. Cassia is a “warming” oil that helps promote circulation while maintaining healthy immune function. It can also aid in digestion, lessen nausea, and is a great oil to diffuse during cold months due to its warning properties and spicy scent. Due to its caustic nature, Cassia should be diluted with dōTERRA’s Fractionated Coconut Oil when applied to the skin and can be very strong when inhaled directly. When diluted, Cassia can help soothe sore, achy joints. Cassia can be used in cooking either as a replacement for cinnamon in pies and breads or by itself in a myriad of entrees and desserts.
Primary Benefits of Cassia Essential Oil:
- Promotes healthy digestion
- Supports healthy immune function
- Warming, uplifting aroma
The Oil of Self-Assurance
Cassia brings gladness and courage to the heart and soul. It is a wonderful remedy for the shy and timid. It helps those who hold back and try to hide. When a person avoids being the center of attention, Cassia can restore their confidence.
Similar to Cinnamon, Cassia dispels fear and replaces it with self assurance. It challenges an individual to try, even when they are afraid of making mistakes. Cassia aids those who feel foolish by helping them see their own brilliance. It supports the soul in seeing its own value and potential. Cassia assists the individual in discovering their innate gifts and talents. It invites one to ” let their light shine” and live from their authentic Self.
Emotions Addressed: Embarrassed, hiding, fear, humiliated, insecure, judged, shy, worthless