A close relative to Cinnamon, Cassia has a strong, spicy aroma that can be used in small quantities to transform any dish. It’s one of the few essential oils mentioned in the Old Testament, noted for its unmistakable fragrance and calming aromatic properties. Cassia is a “warming” oil, adding a spicy flavour to food. Cassia can be used in cooking either as a replacement for Cinnamon in pies and breads or by itself in a myriad of entrées and desserts.
Directions for Use
Cinnamon and Cassia bark produce potent essential oils. Research by the Tisserand Institute suggests that these oils be diluted to 0.1% (one part per thousand), if used topically, to reduce the likelihood of adverse skin reaction, especially for those prone to seasonal allergies.
Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.