Cassia Bark

Cinnamomum cassia

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Also known as Chinese Cinnamon, this beautiful, warm, spicy oil has been used for thousands of years. It has long been a part of traditional Chinese medicine and was even mentioned in the Old Testament of the Bible as an anointing oil.

The oil is steam distilled from the bark of the Cinnamomum Cassia, an evergreen native to China and Burma, but now grown across Asia, the US, UK and India.

 It is a member of the same family as traditional Cinnamon, and although similar in smell, Cassia oil has slightly sweeter and more subtle aroma. An uplifting and soothing oil, Cassia has many benefits. It is antimicrobial, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and has astringent properties.

This beautiful oil is a middle note, has a myriad of uses and is mind clearing and boosts emotional well-being. Cassia oil – aka Chinese Cinnamon, is one of the oldest spices known to mankind.

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  • Studied Properties
  • Common Uses

Studied Properties

APPEARANCE: Golden yellow to brown mobile liquid

ODOUR: Cinnamon like but sweeter and more subtle

SPECIFIC GRAVITY @20°C: 1.045 to 1.071

REFRACTIVE INDEX @20°C: 1.600 to 1.615


Main components: Cinnamaldehyde, Cinnamyl acetate

Properties: Antimicrobial, anti-bacterial, antiviral, antifungal, astringent

Common Uses

Cassia oil has a fresh, warm, uplifting fragrance. It helps with mind clearing and is often used in meditation blends. It is helpful in products aimed at helping respiratory issues and is often used in cleansing blends and as an immune booster. The aroma of Cassia oil is said to help to ease feelings of nausea.

It is great in cleaning products, and its fragrance is valued in air fresheners, room sprays and candles. Cassia oil is often used in seasonal products and blends as reminiscent of winter.

This warming and soothing oil is great to help ease muscular aches and pains. Its antibacterial and antifungal properties make it useful in products to help treat skin infections and fungal issues such as athletes foot. It is also used in bath products and massage products and blends.