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Oil of the Month!

The oil of the month (drum roll, please) is...

Cassia!

Cassia (cinnamomum cassia) may seem like an unusual essential oil, but you are probably more familiar with it than you think. Cassia is from the cinnamon family and is very similar to cinnamon essential oil.

Cassia oil is a great mood lifter. You've probably noticed this anytime you've been baking cinnamon rolls. Adding a drop of cassia essential oil to a citrus oil like wild orange is a wonderful pick me up.

Cassia essential oil is anti-viral and anti-microbial. It is great for fighting colds and the flu. Add a drop to your favorite tea to help kick your illness faster. Because it fights the illnesses that cause fever, it is also a good fever reducer.

Cassia is a warming oil, which is wonderful leading into winter. Rub a drop between your palms or add a drop to warm tea or water. It is also beneficial for circulation. Perhaps that is why it helps loss of libido and sexual disorders such as frigidity and impotence. You could add a small amount to your favorite massage oil for a warming and sensual sensation. Cassia oil is also helpful for rheumatism and arthritis.

Cassia essential oil is very good for digestive issues, especially diarrhea. Because it is microbial, it curbs the growth of microorganisms in the digestive tract which protects against diarrhea and dysentery. It is carminitive, which means it gives relief from gas forming in the intestines and stops further formation of gas.

Cassia essential oil is also beneficial for menstrual cramps, helps stop hemorrhaging by contracting the blood vessels, strengthens gums and hair roots, tightens muscles and lifts skin.

Use caution with cassia essential oil, as it can produce irritation and sensitization in skin. It is not recommended during pregnancy or while nursing.

Cassia essential oil is on sale now, 10% off during the month of October, 2011. Click here to order. You may also e-mail me for a free sample.

8 comments:

Courtney said...

Hey, just wanted to say I love your blog and I've awarded you with the Versatile Blogger Award!

http://mybrowneyedgurl.blogspot.com/2011/10/busy-as-bee.html

corabeth said...

Following you from Finding New Friends Weekend Blog Hop. I would love it if you would follow back! Thanks!! =0)
My Crazy Life

MomEO said...

Thank you so much, Courtney! I'm honored. :) I love meeting new bloggy friends.

Welcome, Corabeth, I'm always happy to have new followers. :) I am following your blog, too.

Jessica @FoundtheMarbles said...

I had no idea that cassia oil was so helpful to the body (except during pregnancy). Sounds like I may just have to pick some up!

MomEO said...

Jessica, I'm always surprised at the versatility of the oils. I'm hooked!

Veronica Lee said...

Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog!
Have a nice day!

cassandrasminicorner said...

Newest follower from MBC! Hope you can visit and follow me back:)

http://www.cassandrasminicorner.com
http://www.loveablecassandra.com

Thank's:)

MomEO said...

Thanks, Veronica! And welcome Cassandra. I'll be glad to check out your blogs. :)