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Essential Oil Spotlight: Cassia

With a powerful, uplifting aroma, Cassia essential oil has been used as a warming agent since Biblical times. It may also help with immune system and gastrointestinal health.

Cassia, a close relative of cinnamon, has a potent, spicy perfume that may be added to any essential oil blend in little amounts to change its flavor. Because of its numerous health advantages, cassia has been used for thousands of years. One of the few essential oils mentioned in the Old Testament, it is prized for its comforting perfume and pleasant scent. Since it has warming effects and a spicy aroma, cassia is a great oil to diffuse throughout the colder months. Preclinical studies indicate that cinamaldehyde, a key ingredient in cassia oil, may support a healthy immune response, digestive system, metabolism, and cardiovascular system. Because it may be immediately inhaled and applied to the skin, both of which have substantial effects. Cassia can calm the skin when administered topically after being diluted. Cassia can be used in cooking either as a replacement for Cinnamon in pies and pastries or by itself in a plethora of entrées and desserts.

Cinnamaldehyde and cinnamyl acetate are the main chemical constituents. Cinnamaldehyde is one of the primary chemical components of cassia bark and oil. The warm, spicy scent of cassia oil is produced by this organic compound. Cinnamaldehyde may also enhance healthy molecular function in the kidneys when taken internally, according to a recent study mentioned in the doTERRA Science Blog.

Cinnamaldehyde consumption is also known to have possible advantages for the colon. A study conducted by University of Arizona researchers reveals that cinnamaldehyde stimulates an endogenous (natural, internal) antioxidant response in colon cells. Cinnamaldehyde is a potent aromatic molecule that has positive effects on health when consumed. Activating this antioxidant response is a natural way to maintain healthy colon cells.

Because it can support healthy immune function when taken internally, cassia is an effective tool for shielding the body from seasonal dangers. Take one to two drops of Cassia oil in a veggie capsule for additional immune support as needed to maintain your body healthy all year long.

After a long day, unwind and relax with a massage using cassia oil. For a warming effect, combine one drop of doTERRA fractionated coconut oil with one drop of Cassia oil. The body can be soothed by cassia oil when applied topically, and its aroma can be stimulating to the senses. Due to its warming qualities and spicy aroma, this massage blend is especially helpful in the winter.

Are you looking for anything that can aid with internal cleansing and digestion? Look nowhere else. This drink can be a new choice to help with weight reduction when used in conjunction with regular exercise and a nutritious diet.* Combine one to two drops of Cassia oil and one to two drops of Lemon oil in a Veggie Capsule and consume with water for digestive assistance.

  • When taken internally, it might help with proper digestion.
  • Daily consumption supports a healthy immune system, metabolism, and cardiovascular system.
  • Gives off a comforting, uplifting scent.
  • Cassia essential oil blends well with Cedarwood, Clove, Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Wild Orange, and Ylang Ylang essential oils for diffusion.

Using various kinds of sugar, salt, oil, and essential oil, you can simply design sugar scrubs to exfoliate and soften your skin. This festive fall sugar scrub has a lovely, spicy fall scent and is kind to your skin. 


  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • 4 drops Cassia oil
  • 4 drops Clove oil
  • 2–4 drops Ginger oil

Tip: You can use brown sugar or sea salt in place of white sugar. You can also use almond oil, grapeseed oil, or olive oil in place of Fractionated Coconut Oil.


  1.  Combine sugar and Fractionated Coconut Oil in bowl.
  2. Add essential oils.
  3. Stir until the mixture is the consistency of a slushy. You may need to add more sugar or Fractionated Coconut oil for desired consistency.
  4. You can separate colors by dividing scrub into separate bowls and add color, then pour each layer
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