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Cassia Essential Oil

Cassia Essential Oil
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Product Rating: 4.8/5 (As per 16 Customer Reviews)


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Botanical Name: Cinnamomum cassia

Main Constituents:
Cinnamic aldehyde: 85%

Plant Part: Leaves

Origin: China

Processing Method: Steam Distilled

Description / Color / Consistency: With a medium to thicker viscosity, it is a transparent pale yellow to reddish liquid.

Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: Cassia Essential Oil has a pungent, warm scent from its 1% to 2% volatile oil that is mainly responsible for the spicy aroma. It is a strong top note.

Blends With: Benzoin, Clove Bud, Coriander, Cardamom, Grapefruit, Lavender, Rosemary and Thyme.

Product Abstract: Also known as Bastard Cinnamon and Chinese Cinnamon, its first recorded use in China dates back to the Han Dynasty (200 BCE - 200 CE). In Exodus 30, 23, Moses was ordered to use both Cinnamon (Kinnamon) and Cassia (Qesia) together with Myrrh, Sweet Calamus and Olive Oil to produce a holy oil with which to anoint the Ark of the Covenant.

Cautions: Dilute well before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.

Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping) be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.

IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.

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Rating: Star
Little cousin of Cinnamon, a bit different and to take with extreme moderation.

By: Patrick, Quebec, Quebec
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Loyal Customer Since: 05-Jul-2019

Rating: Star
Smells great! Great to add a warm note to our EO blends.

By: Kalista, Edmonton, Alberta
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Loyal Customer Since: 29-Nov-2015

Rating: Star
Bought very recently and haven't tried it yet but I already envision a cinnamon soap !! A very sharp , strong cinnamon scent out of the bottle but can't really say how it will hold up in soap. Will mix with something sweet .

By: Beckie, Elmcreek, Manitoba
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Loyal Customer Since: 29-Dec-2013

Rating: Star
Very cinnamony with a sweet, deep undertone. Can't quite explain it. Wouldn't use instead of Cinnamon. Smells softens after use in a product.

By: Cindy, Chatsworth, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 06-Dec-2012

Rating: Star
This smells exactly like cinnamon hearts which I absolutely hate so I was disappointed and surprised but maybe I shouldn't have been. Even so, it is a very powerful scent and I'm sure many people would like it. It does have a sweetness to it but I probably should have ordered cinnamon bark or leaf instead. Perhaps diluted it will be better but I'm not sure I want to waste any of my other oils with this.

By: Christle, Brampton, Ontario
Loyal Customer Since: 26-Feb-2012

Rating: Star
Oh my goodness.... this is the loveliest of the cinnamon smelling oils. So sweet and mood enhancing. Mix it with ND clove, cardamom and nutmeg and it almost gives off a beautiful Chai tea smell to my house. Absolutely wonderful

By: Tanya, Toronto, Ontario
Loyal Customer Since: 23-Sep-2014

Rating: Star
The smell of this is LOVELY!!!!!! It is like a sweet cinnamon. Delicious. Highly, highly recommend! Is absolutely wonderful with sweet orange and mood enhancing blends. I prefer it to the ND Cinnamon bark (steam distilled) and Cinnamon leaf by far - both of those have some kind of strange odors to them. I hope that ND gets the CO2 cinnamon bark back in stock at some point.

By: Stephanie, Lethbridge, Alberta
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Loyal Customer Since: 25-Sep-2015

Rating: Star
I wasn't sure when I ordered this one, but I love it. I mix it with orange and it's a wonderful scent! You don't need a lot and that's perfect!

By: Julie, St-Hubert, Quebec
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Loyal Customer Since: 31-Aug-2014

Rating: Star
A little goes a loooonnnnggggg way with this scent. Nevertheless a wonderful smell!

By: Jessica, Pointe Claire, Quebec
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Loyal Customer Since: 25-Oct-2013

Rating: Star
It's skin irritating and not sure I want to use it in skin care but I do add it to desserts and drinks and obviously don't do it if you don't know what you are doing.

By: Rava, Toronto, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 29-Apr-2011

Rating: Star
Of you like the smell of cinnamon buns, you will love the smell of this EO. if using on skin, it must be heavily diluted. Fantastic is a germ-fighting blend (as mentioned by the Sarasota, Florida reviewer).

By: Susan, Whitby, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 17-Feb-2010

Rating: Star
I love this oil! It gives that 'warmth' to my perfume blends. To avoid skin irritation, I dilute it first before blending with my other oils. You only need a little bit.

By: Sara, Scarborough, Ontario
Loyal Customer Since: 17-Jan-2011

Rating: Star
This smell always makes me feel warm. Love it mixed with orange . Your pricing is outstanding and so is your quality A+++

By: Phyllis, Halifax County, Nova Scotia
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Loyal Customer Since: 31-Jul-2011

Rating: Star
I almost didn't order Cassia because many people say it's similar to Cinnamon. Well I have both Cinnamon Leaf and Cinnamon Bark. This Cassia is amazing. I find that it's much sweeter and richer-deeper scent than my Cinnamon. Incredibly delicious. I could crawl into the bottle. I would definitely recommend this EO.

By: Anna, Chester Basin, Nova Scotia
Loyal Customer Since: 25-Oct-2010

Rating: Star
I had purchased soap which contained cassia. I loved the scent, but had skin irritation, because of my sensitive skin. As a result, to get the lavender/cassia soap scent, I now diffuse it which places a wonderful scent in the house!

By: Angie, Barrie, Ontario
Loyal Customer Since: 15-Apr-2007

Rating: Star
Even though this oil is not recommended for use on the skin, I use it in my Fight-A-Flu blend highly diluted with other germ fighting oils. It is so warming and helps to break up mucus wonderfully. If you dilute it well, it is quite useful. Also has a wonderful spicy warm scent, Sweeter than cinnamon bark but similar.

By: Candice, Sarasota, Florida
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