Cassia essential oil

NZ $10.00

100% pure


Essential Oils: C


Cassia essential oil


Cinnamomum cassia




Clear to pale yellow/brown liquid


Spicy and warm, reminiscent of cinnamon

Plant part used

Leaves and twigs

Extraction method

Steam distillation






Oil and alcohol

Usage rate

Skincare : 0.1 - 1%
Soapmaking: 1 - 3 %



Blends well with

Benzoin, clove, coriander, cardamom, frankincense, ginger, grapefruit, lavender, rosemary and thyme



Palm oil


Animal tested


Description: An evergreen tree growing to 7m with a white aromatic bark and angular branches. The leaves are oblong-lancelate about 18cm long. Small yellow flowers hang from long stocks and bloom in early summer. Cassia grows in hot, wet, tropical climates both wild and commercially. The stems are cut down when the bark is mature. The bark is removed in short lengths and dried, with some varieties rolling into quills.

History: Cassia has been used in China for several thousand years. Its first recorded use dates back to the Han Dynasty (200 BC-AD 200).

Aromatic scent: Cassia oil has a pungent, warm smell. It contains 1% to 2% volatile oil (cassia oil), which is mainly responsible for the spicy aroma. Like other bark materials, it also contains tannins, sugars, resins, and mucilage, among other constituents.

Aromatherapy: Cassia essential oil has a warm, spicy, and sweet aroma that is reminiscent of cinnamon. Many people use its scent for aromatherapy purposes to create a cozy and comforting atmosphere. The aroma of cassia oil can evoke feelings of warmth and relaxation.

Home fragrance: Due to its pleasant and inviting scent, cassia essential oil can be used to add fragrance to your living space. You can use it in diffusers, potpourri, or homemade air fresheners to create a welcoming environment.

Repelling insects: Cassia oil is believed to have insect-repellent properties. It might be used as a natural alternative to chemical-based insect repellents when diluted and applied to skin or used in candles or diffusers.

Safety data: Cassia is a dermal irritant, dermal sensitiser and is a mucus membrane irritant and must be avoided in pregnancy. It is a skin irritant (dilute before using externally); may trigger epileptic seizures in susceptible individuals.

Packaging - See our blog on our commitment to sustainable packaging.
Our essential oils come in amber glass bottles with dripulator caps:
5ml and 20ml with an 18 neck dripulator cap, either white or black, depending on stock availability.
30ml, 50ml, 100ml, 250ml, with a 28 neck white dripulator cap (except for oils that are too thick for a dripulator, which have a black open pour cap).
500g and 1kg options come in an aluminium bottle; 5L comes in a plastic jerrycan.
If you need precise drops for your products we suggest you buy our 5ml or 20ml dropper bottles and transfer the oils or buy our disposable or glass pipettes

Important note: The information provided is for educational purposes only.
It is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.

General safety information: Do not take any oils internally.
Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin.
If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner.
Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses.
It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children.
A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an oil that you've never used before.

All our products are for external use only.

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