A close relationship to cinnamon, Cassia has a strong, spicy aroma that can be used in small amounts to transform any combination of essential oils. Cassia has been used for thousands of years for its many health benefits. It is one of the few essential oils mentioned in the Old Testament, known for its unmistakable fragrance and soothing aromatic properties. Cassia is a "warmer" oil that helps promote healthy immune function when ingested. It is also a great oil that diffuses during the cold months due to its warming properties and pungent smell. Due to its caustic nature, Cassia must be diluted with fractionated doTERRA Coconut Oil when applied to the skin and can be very strong when inhaled directly. When diluted and applied topically, Cassia can help calm the body. Cassia can be used in the kitchen, either as a replacement for cinnamon in cakes and breads or by itself in a wide variety of entrees and desserts.
- Add a drop to citrus blends or blend with Cloves and Ginger during fall and winter.
- Take one to two drops in vegetable capsules for increased immune support.
- Combine one drop with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil and massage for a warming sensation.
- Combine a drop or two along with Lemon in a glass of water to support healthy digestion and metabolism.