Cassia (Cinnamomum cassia) is an evergreen tree that is native to Burma and China. Cassia is commonly called Chinese cinnamon, and it does share some characteristics with cinnamon. They are both from the same botanical family and have a spicy, warm smell. However, Cassia is sweeter than cinnamon.
Cassia features in folklore medicine often. It is even included in the Bible with Myrrh, Frankincense, and other oils and herbs.
Use a few drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Apply one to two drops to the desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimise skin sensitivity.
Dilution is recommended as there are possible skin sensitivity issues. You should avoid contact with the eyes and other sensitive areas.
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Support Cartilage and Joint Function
Cassia oil has anti-inflammatory properties that can relieve the discomfort of conditions such as arthritis to support cartilage and joint function. It can be used externally on the skin. Apply topically using a carrier oil or soak in a warm bath containing up to 10 drops of oil.
Supports the Circulatory System
Cassia oil can help to improve blood circulation around the body. This can help to increase the oxygen and nutrients delivered to the cells, tissues, and organs.
Lifts the Mood
Cassia oil can induce feelings of relaxation and calm to lift your mood. It may also reduce anxious feelings. It can be used topically or aromatically. Add a few drops to a warm bath or diffuse at night.
Supports the Immune System
Cassia oil has antiviral and antimicrobial properties that can support the immune system against seasonal threats. It also has a warming effect, so it can help to reduce inflammation and acts as a stimulant to help you avoid feeling sluggish.
Soften the Skin
Cassia oil can soften the skin and enrich the senses. Blend with other essential oils to create a sugar scrub that will help to reduce dryness and give you a glow even in winter.