Cassia Essential Oil Uses, Benefits and Recipes Spotlight

Cassia essential oil is a rich, spicy scent that blends well with other oils. It can be used to help energize the body and mind, uplift your mood, or just as an all-around spicy aroma. The best way to enjoy cassia essential oil is by diffusing it in the air or adding some drops onto a tissue for personal enjoyment. Keep reading to find out more tips and tricks for using cassia essential oil in your home!

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Cassia essential oil has a warm and spicy aroma that is perfect for fall and holiday diffuser blends. It is frequently used to support emotional health and wellness.

Cassia is similar to true cinnamon (sometimes called Ceylon cinnamon). It is best enjoyed for its aromatic benefits. Cassia can create comforting and uplifting feelings.

This is an oil you will want to use sparingly. It has a robust aroma and it is a hot oil. It must be well diluted to a maximum of 0.05% for topical application. That works out to about 1 drop of cassia per 4 oz of carrier oil.

I enjoy using this strong and mighty oil in cassia diffuser blends, mostly because it smells amazing when diffused. I share 10 Cassia Diffuser Recipes below that will warm and refresh your home, plus a few other spray blends!

Cassia Essential Oil Facts

Cassia essential oil is extracted from the leaves and twigs of the Cinnamomum cassia plant. It has a warm, spicy aroma with hints of clove and cinnamon fragrance. If you're looking for an essential oil that can help to soothe anxiety, relieve pain, and boost immunity, cassia may be the right choice for you. 

The health benefits of using this powerful oil are really surprising, like warming properties. As long as you keep the safety aspects in mind, cassia oil can be a great addition to your oil collection, especially during fall and winter.

Botanical Name Cinnamomum cassia
Botanical Family Lauraceae
Aka Chinese Cinnamon
Aroma Warm, spicy, strong, sweet, cinnamon-like
Note Middle
Extraction Method Steam distilled
Plant Part Used Leaves, twigs, bark
Shelf Life 2-3 years
Kid Safe? No

 

Cassia Essential Oil Safety

Don't use undiluted on the skin, it is a "hot oil" and will cause skin irritation. There is a high risk of skin sensitization, Tisserand and Young recommend a dermal maximum of 0.05% (Essential Oil Safety pg. 235). Do not use on hypersensitive, diseased, or damaged skin.

There is a low risk for mucous membrane irritation. Not a kid-friendly oil.

Embryotoxicity; contraindicated during pregnancy and breastfeeding (all routes of use). Possible drug interactions, use caution.

Avoid old or oxidized oils, they may cause skin sensitization. Store oil in a dark, airtight container. Not phototoxic. Do not ingest.

Main Constituents:

Cinnamaldehyde, cinnamyl acetate

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Cassia Essential Oil Blends Well With

Cassia essential oil is a warm and spicy oil that is known for its ability to invigorate and promote feelings of wellbeing. Cassia oil blends well with other spice oils such as Cinnamon, Clove, and Ginger.

Cassia blends well with:

  • Cedarwood
  • Clove
  • Frankincense
  • Cinnamon bark
  • Orange
  • Lemon
  • Ginger
  • Nutmeg
  • Grapefruit
  • Bergamot
  • Lavender
  • Neroli
  • Ylang ylang
  • White fir

Cassia Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Cassia essential oil is a versatile, all-natural product that can be used for many purposes. Here are some of the most popular uses of cassia essential oil:

1. Boosts the Immune System

Help the entire body run properly, stay healthy, and avoid seasonal threats. Cassia essential oil is effective in countering viral infections and offers protection from cold, cough, and other seasonal illnesses.

Diffuse cassia oil to cleanse and purify the air in your space. Or, try our Immune Boost Inhaler Blend recipe below.

2. Fights Germs

Cassia oil has been proven to be an antimicrobial, antiviral, and antibacterial agent. It can assist you to naturally clean your home. Make scented baking soda with cassia oil or try our Toilet Refresh recipe below to keep this germy area fresh and clean.

3. Cold and Flu Season Assist

Promote wellness during cold and flu season, diffuse 2–3 drops of cassia oil or inhale the oil twice daily from an aromatherapy inhaler.

4. Inexpensive Substitution Oil

Cassia makes a great alternative for cinnamon essential oil, and it usually costs less which is another positive reason to use. Use it in massage blends, or during meditation instead of cinnamon oil.

5. Assists with Nausea (and Avoid Vomiting)

It induces a refreshing feeling and drives away feelings that bring on nausea and vomiting. Put one drop of cassia oil on a tissue and inhale the scent when feeling nauseous.

6. Uplifts Mood

Uplifts mood and induces warm feelings in the body and mind. Cassia keeps your mind at peace. It can build courage and a sense of self-worth. Place 2 drops on the shower floor just before you get in for a wonderful, warming scent.

7. Promotes Alertness

Cassia essential oil is stimulating and great at boosting energy levels. It stimulates the body and mind, helping you be more active and alert. Simply inhale it directly from the bottle to help you focus and promote alertness.

You can also place one drop of oil on a tissue or diffuser necklace and enjoy the invigorating aroma throughout the day. Read more about the benefits of using diffuser necklaces.

8. Perfect Holiday Oil

Get a few small pinecones from the craft store or from outdoors and place in a decorative bowl. Add a few drops of cassia to pinecones for a holiday scented decoration.

Essential Oil Scented Pine Cones with Cassia Oil | Cassia Essential Oil Uses, Benefits & Recipes - EO Spotlight by Loving Essential Oils

Cassia Essential Oil Recipes

Cassia Essential Oil Recipes will help you find new ways to breathe life into your wellness routine. It's time to get out of the kitchen and start cooking up some good vibes with zesty cassia essential oil!

 Orange Spice Room Spray

This tangerine, sweet orange and cassia essential oil spray blend adds a little spice to that yummy citrus smell.

  • 10 drops Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis)
  • 5 drops Tangerine (Citrus reticulata)
  • 5 drops Cassia (Cinnamomum cassia)
  • 1/4 cup distilled water
  • 1 tablespoon grain alcohol (as preservative)
  • 2 oz glass spray bottle

Directions: Add ingredients into the spray bottle, shake well to blend. To use, shake well and spritz several sprays into the air, at home or in the office.

 

 Harvest Festival Air Freshener

Fall brings harvest festivals, times for communities, and groups to get together and bring in food from the garden or farm in order to celebrate harvest time.

  • 10 drops Cassia (Cinnamomum cassia)
  • 5 drops Orange (Citrus sinensis)
  • 5 drops Cedarwood (Cedrus deodara)
  • 1/4 cup distilled water
  • 1 tablespoon grain alcohol (as preservative)
  • 2 oz glass spray bottle

Directions: Add ingredients into the spray bottle, shake well to blend. To use, shake well and spritz several sprays into the air.

 

 Toilet Refresh Spray

Use this spray to rid stinky odors and germs that cling to this frequented bathroom area.

  • 12 drops Cassia (Cinnamomum cassia)
  • 1 oz Vinegar
  • 1 oz Distilled Water
  • 2 oz glass spray bottle

Directions: Combine ingredients into the bottle, shake and spray into the toilet bowl, and around toilet surfaces to refresh and disinfect this germy area.

 

 Immune Boost Inhaler

  • 3 drops Cassia (Cinnamomum cassia)
  • 5 drops Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
  • 5 drops Lemon (Citrus limon)
  • Blank Inhaler

Directions: Add essential oils to cotton wick and insert it into the inhaler. Read more about using aromatherapy inhalers.

 

10 Cassia Diffuser Blends

When used in a diffuser, Cassia can help to create an inviting and comfortable atmosphere. Whether you are looking to create a cozy ambiance, detox your space, or achieve some relief from an upset stomach, Cassia essential oil is a great choice.

Add one of the cassia essential oil recipes below to your diffuser with the recommended water for your machine. I like to use a 100-200 ml water tank diffuser but you can use whatever size you prefer. Adjust the drops as desired.

 1. Fall Is in the Air

Enjoy the aroma of the crisp, outdoor air during fall while cozy and warm in your home. Blend from our Nutmeg Essential Oil Spotlight. Skip the candles and oil burner, and instead diffuse this fall diffuser blend today!

  • 3 drops Silver Fir (Abies alba)
  • 2 drops Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans)
  • 1 drop Cassia (Cinnamomum cassia)
  • 1 drop Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata)

 

Cassia Essential Oil Benefits and Blends by Loving Essential Oils | Cassia Diffuser Blends Fall is in the Air with white fir, nutmeg, cassia, and clove

 2. Candy Cane

This blend is from our 10 Christmas Diffuser Blends blog post.

  • 2 drops Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
  • 2 drops Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)
  • 1 drop Cassia (Cinnamomum cassia)
  • 1 drop Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis)

 

Cassia Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes by Loving Essential Oils | Cassia Diffuser Blends Cand Cane with peppermint, wintergreen, cassia and orange

 3. Oatmeal Cookie

The scent and warmth of fresh cookies in a diffuser blend with cassia and more.

  • 3 drops Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis)
  • 2 drops Cassia (Cinnamomum cassia)
  • 2 drops Cedarwood (Cedrus deodara)

 

    Cassia Essential Oil Diffuser Blends by Loving Essential Oils | Cassia Diffuser Blends Oatmeal Cookie with orange, cassia, and cedarwood

     4. Gingerbread House

    • 3 drops Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
    • 2 drops Cassia (Cinnamomum cassia)
    • 2 drops Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata)

     

      Uses for Cassia Essential Oil by Loving Essential Oils | Cassia Diffuser Blends Gingerbread house with ginger, cassia, and clove

       5. Pumpkin Spice Latte

      • 4 drops Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum)
      • 2 drops Cassia (Cinnamomum cassia)
      • 1 drop Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis)
      • 1 drop Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata)

       

        What does cassia essential oil smell like? by Loving Essential Oils | Cassia Diffuser Blends Pumpkin Spice Latte with cardamom, cassia, clove and orange

         6. Fall Leaves

        • 2 drops Arborvitae (Thuja plicata)
        • 2 drops Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum)
        • 2 drops Cassia (Cinnamomum cassia)

         

          Cassia Diffuser Recipes for Fall by Loving Essential Oils | Cassia Diffuser Blends Fall Leaves with arborvitae, cardamom, and cassia

           7. Spicy Goodness

          • 4 drops Cassia (Cinnamomum cassia)
          • 4 drops Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi)

           

            How to Use Cassia Essential Oil by Loving Essential Oils | Cassia Diffuser Blends Spicy Goodness with cassia and grapefruit

             8. Autumn Leaves

            • 2 drops Cassia (Cinnamomum cassia)
            • 2 drops Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)
            • 2 drops Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis)

             

              What Blends Well with Cassia Essential Oil? by Loving Essential Oils | Cassia Diffuser Blends Autumn Leaves with cassia, patchouli, and orange

               9. Spice of Life

              • 2 drops Cassia (Cinnamomum cassia)
              • 2 drops Tangerine (Citrus reticulata)
              • 1 drop Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata)
              • 1 drop Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

               

              Cinnamon Cassia Essential Oil - EO Spotlight by Loving Essential Oils | Cassia Diffuser Blends Spice of Life with cassia, tangerine, clove, and ginger

               10. Sunny Spice

              • 3 drops Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)
              • 2 drops Lemon (Citrus limon)
              • 2 drops Cassia (Cinnamomum cassia)

                Benefits of Diffusing Cassia Essential Oil - EO Spotlight by Loving Essential Oils | Cassia Diffuser Blends Sunny Spice with bergamot, cassia, and lemon

                Where to Buy Cassia Essential Oil?

                Buy only high quality, 100% pure essential oils when purchasing. If you are looking to buy cassia essential oil, here are some brands we like:

                Final Thoughts on Cassia Uses and Benefits

                Cassia essential oil offers a variety of benefits that can be enjoyed through aromatic and topical application. When inhaled, the warm, spicy scent of cassia oil can help to soothe anxiety and stress.

                It can also be used topically, although it should be diluted with a carrier oil such as jojoba or coconut before being applied to the skin. When used topically, cassia essential oil can help to improve circulation and relieve pain.

                General Essential Oil Precautions

                Never use essential oils undiluted, in eyes or mucous membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified practitioner. Keep out of reach from children.

                Use essential oils with extreme caution on children, be sure you have researched the oil and that it is safe for use on kids. Plant Therapy clearly labels their oils "KidSafe" on the bottle if the oil can be used for children ages 2–10.

                If applying an essential oil topically (on your skin), you may perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body, use 1-2 drops in a teaspoon of carrier oil like jojoba oil, read more here.

                If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, epileptic, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. For more information on oil safety issues here.

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