Botanical Name: Cinnamomum cassia
Country of Origin: Vietnam
Cultivation: Ethically Farmed
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Distillation Date: Jul 2019
Minimum Shelf Life: 4 years
Plant Part: Leaf, Twig, Bark
Perfume Note: Top
Aroma: Warm and pungent
Blends well with: Clove Bud, Coriander, Cardamom, Frankincense, Ginger, Grapefruit Pink, Lavender, Rosemary
Our new supply of Cassia essential oil sourced from Vietnam is distilled from the leaf, twig, and branch (including bark) of the tree. We found this Cassia to have more aroma than our previous Cassia from China. The aroma is similar to cinnamon but not as intense or strong.
Cassia essential oil has been important for centuries in Chinese herbal medicine. The tree that Cassia comes from and the Cinnamon trees are closely related. The spice labeled cinnamon commonly sold in stores today is usually cassia because it is not as expensive as its cousin true cinnamon and the same applies to the two in essential oil form.
Cassia essential oil is a reputed tonic, carminative, and stimulant and is used to combat nausea and flatulence. Cassia is also a reputed aid for relieving arthritic and rheumatoid pain because of its ability to stimulate circulation especially when used as a massage oil blend properly diluted. Cassia should, as with all it's true Cinnamon cousins, be highly diluted if intended for skin application. Some sources indicate 0.05%.
Cassia is an excellent natural fragrance for use in diffusers and candles, particularly because it is much less costly than true Cinnamon oils.
Batch specific GC/MS analysis for this essential oil is available by clicking on the green tab above.
Aromatherapy use: indigestion, gas, colic, diarrhea, rheumatism, cold, flu
General use: Oil diffusers, potpourri, as a blending ingredient for adding pure essential oil essence to massage oil, perfume, bath oil, bath salt, bath and shower gels, spa oils and creams, soap making, candle making
Contraindications: Skin and mucous membrane irritant