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: Smells exactly like cinnamon. Perfect in my holiday spice products.
By:Suni, Lehigh Acres, Florida Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 16-Nov-2012
Rating: I used this with orange and lemon grass to make a lotion. I was concerned that with the light cinnamon smell that the citrus would over power it. I was greatly surprised at how well it held up with such a mild scent. This was a great purchase and glad I got the larger quantity.
Rating: 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 Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Cassia smells very similar to cinnamon, and is very antiseptic. Problem is, it can irritate and desensitize the skin. I use this in very small quantity in soap. Probably better for smelling than for cosmetic purposes.
By:Steven, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 11-Dec-2011
Rating: This definitely smells a lot like cinnamon but more complex, and I prefer this scent overall to cinnamon. If I had to choose only one, I'd take cassia. The only problem is that it can be really irritating to the skin, so it definitely has to be well diluted.
By:Lauretta, San Diego, California Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 19-Jun-2010
Rating: 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 Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I've been using this oil for over six months now, and it is hands down the reason for my best selling HP soap! In fact I can't keep enough of it around, it goes so fast. This is a strong, yet pleasant and sweet smelling cinnamon as opposed to the cinnamon leaf oil which is more akin to a hot cinnamon candy. Get it you won't regret it!
By:Garrett, Cedar City, Utah Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 14-Apr-2010
Rating: 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 Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Tried this on a whim. Although the cinnamon scent is evident, not very fond of the woody scent underneath. Intend on combining with frankincense and lavender. Also thinking it may stand well with fruity and spice scents for holiday potpurri. In all fairness, those around me like it better than I do.
Rating: I love this scent but can only use a small amount in my CP soaps as it is a skin irritant. Works well mixed with lots of Bergamot before adding it to my trace.
By:Jessica, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 05-Feb-2010
Rating: I have used camphor oil for many years my daughter practices wicca and my sister inlaw practices and teaches holistic medicine. I have used camphor since my deployment to viet nam as a topical agent. I have bought from many different sources. This product is the best I have used. When I put it on it immediately penetrates and then dries too a powder. Its' soothing property is excellent and the men I work with comment about the warm aroma from 20 or more feet away. It is surely a give of our Earth Mother. Thank You for the quality. Respectfully, Brokenarrow
Rating: A wonderful warm and woody cinnamon scent. This oil is fantastic for blending and softer than Cinnamon Leaf.
By:Karen, Spring Hill, Florida Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 04-Dec-2007
Rating: 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 Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Barely had the cap completely unscrewed and the scent was right there!
I too use in medicinal blends diluted. Never had a problem with this oil. It is also well used in perfumery.
By:Joely, Topeka, Kansas Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 15-Nov-2006
Rating: 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 Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 29-Jan-2006
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