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Get Together with Cassia

· Marla's Musings

Depending on where you’re from, you’ll pronounce the name of this essential oil “ka-shee-uh” (with American flair) or “ka-see-uh” (with British refinement). Cassia has the ability to transform any blend into the heartwarming and inviting variety; and its smooth, woody scent will probably seem familiar because of its close relation to cinnamon. Cassia is another of those time-honored essential oils that has been used for thousands of years, as evidenced by references to it in the Old Testament.

The cassia plant looks like a small tree or shrub and grows well in the Southeast Asian climate - think Burma, Vietnam, and Indonesia. Steam-distilled from thick bark, this essential oil is generally associated with autumn and promotes feelings of warmth and happiness. Add one or two drops of Cassia to a homemade potpourri or diffuse it throughout your home to support a stable, uplifted mood during seasonal changes.

Turn an ordinary glass of water into Cinnamon Sweet Candy Water by adding 1 drop of dōTERRA Cassia with 2 drops dōTERRA Grapefruit essential oil. While sipping that sweet, spicy drink, you’ll also be setting yourself up for digestive benefits! Why not use Cassia essential oil as a replacement for cinnamon in your next pie or bread recipe? Your kitchen will soon be filled with the friendly smell of Cassia! Maximize the inviting aroma of your home with this fun and welcoming diffuser blend.

Oatmeal Cookie

2 drops Cassia

2 drops Cedarwood

3 drops Wild Orange

As you’ll notice after experiencing this delicious aromatic blend, magic happens when Cassia interacts with a citrus oil. It delivers a refreshing twist that adds spice to the uplifting citrus!

Unmistakably fragrant and calming, Cassia can also be diluted with Fractionated Coconut Oil for a massage to soothe the body. Take care: this is one of those hot, caustic oils that requires heavy dilution before topical application. You’ll want to get practiced in the art of Cassia dilution and application before winter comes to your neck of the woods! Cold extremities benefit greatly from the warming abilities of Cassia.

Sweet and spicy, diffused into the air and infused into baked goods, Cassia is a perfect accompaniment to a gathering with loved ones.

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