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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Cassia - The Oil of Self-Assurance

When this oil was added to my collection it was because of my cousin, she shared a story that a woman lost weight with this oil. She would put it in her water when she wanted something sweet. So I tried it and WOW, this is a very strong oil, so be careful and make sure to dilute heavily. The Cassia I use comes from the family Lauraceae, grown in China and is distilled from the twigs and leaves of the tree.

It is great for so many things, but what I use it the most is for cooking. I just had a wonderful visit to San Diego to share the oils and my cousin hosted a cooking class. It was so much fun and we had a whipped cream cheese dip with Cassia oil in it and dipped fresh fruit. It was delicious. 

Cassia Cinnamommum cassia - The Oil of Self-Assurance



Cassia is Steam distilled from Bark.

Common Application Methods

Topical use: Dilute heavily with a carrier oil, I use Fractionated Coconut Oil, but any vegetable oil will work. A great oil to blend with a milder essential oil before applying on the skin. Apply to forehead, muscles, reflex points and directly on the area of concern.

You may diffuse with caution: it could irritate the nasal membranes if it is inhaled directly from the diffuser and from the bottle so again, BE CAUTIOUS. 

Internally, Cassia is recommended for soothing digestive problems. Add a drop to warm water with a honey and sip. You may use this oil as a flavoring in cooking, it is more intense in flavor than cinnamon. Cassia is not recommend for children under 6 years of age. 

Historical Uses

Cassia has been mentioned in recorded medical records dating back to the sixteenth century BC. Recording showed uses that include, ceremonies, anointing of soldiers and virgins, rituals of recognition, teas for distress, immune support, and reproductive complaints. Also used with other oils for spring cleansing. It is also mentioned in the Bible as the Holy Oil.  

Possible Uses

 Can provide some powerful support to blends when used in very small quantities. 

Emotions Addressed

Embarrassed, hiding, fear, humiliated, insecure, judged, shy, worthless.


Companion Oils

Cypress, bergamot, coriander, grapefruit, lavender, fennel, and melissa. 

Odor

Type: Middle Note (50-80% of the blend);Scent: spicy, warm, sweet.
Intensity: 5



Recipes

To lift your mood -  add 4 to 6 drops to your diffuser 

Sooth muscles and joints- blend 4 drops cassia and 2 drops patchouli with 12 drops fractionated coconut oil. Apply to painful areas several times a day and remember to drink plenty of water. 

To warm cold feet - Especially when associated with diabetes. Blend 4 drops of cassia, 4 drops frankincense, and 6 drops of lavender. Apply to bottoms of feet and put on cotton socks.

Need a Pick me Up - Add two drops of cassia and 4 drops of line to a veggie capsule and ingest.

Surface cleaner - combine cassia with fractionated coconut oil. 4 drops of cassia and 20 drops of fractionated coconut oil. 

Cream Cheese Dip- Use any cream cheese recipe of choice with 1 drop cassia per 2 cups of dip. You can also try Lime or Wild Orange. 








Enjoy Living Healthy and Happily Ever After. Great read and is where some of the recipes come from. This book includes recipes and affirmations. These women are amazing. I love this book. 




 These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.


References:  Living Healthy and Happily Ever After. Modern Essentials Book, Emotions & Essential Oils, EverythingEssential.me See Disclaimer on this website. 
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. 

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