Cassia, a close relative to cinnamon, is notable for its wonderful fragrance. Cassia has been used for thousands of years for both its calming properties and fragrance.
Cassia comes from China where it has been important for centuries in Chinese herbal medicine. the tree that Cassia comes from and the Cinnamon trees are closely related. The spice labeled Cinnamon commonly sold in stores today is usually Cassia as it is not as expensive as its cousin true Cinnamon. Cassia essential oils are usually made from the dried bark, twigs and/or the leaves of the tree. The aroma or flavor is similar to Cinnamon but not as intense or strong. Cassia comes from the family Lauraceae, grown in China and is distilled from the twigs and leaves of the tree.
Cassia is recommended for digestive problems including diarrhea and constipation. The typical recommendation is to add drops of oil to warm water with a sweetener and sip. It is also recommended for colds, fevers and flu using difussion. Another use mentioned is its help as a circulatory stimulant to help with arthritic or rheumatic pain.
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Serenity is a blend of essential oils with known calming properties which create a sense of well-being and relaxation. When added to a warm bath, Serenity can help create the perfect escape with its peaceful renewing fragrance.
Diffuse for soothing and calming; it is especially effective if used before bedtime to induce a restful sleep.
Apply topically with light massage to feet or temples for stress relief and to increase a sense of well-being.
Apply topically to feet at bedtime to calm and aid in restful sleep.
Also apply to the neck and lymph nodes if needed to reduce anxiety, if blood pressure is high, or if there is tension or stress.
Some might find direct application helpful for tension headaches.
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Rosemary essential oil can help support healthy digestion and soothe sore muscles and joints.
About Rosemary: Rosemary has traditionally been used for stimulating the mind, enhancing mental clarity, treating skin disorders, relieving stiffness of joints, and stimulating healthy hair growth. Many find its warming qualities beneficial for arthritic pain and rheumatism. Some have found it effective in treating colds and flu. Rosemary Essential Oil if from the botanical family Lamiaceae (Labiatae) grown in Morocco and steam distilled from the leaf of the plant.
Typical Applications: Use compresses and baths when trying to sooth stiff joints, arthritis, or rheumatism. Use diffusion or other methods of inhalation when treating colds, flu, and as a mind stimulant. Rosemary is …. as GRAS by the FDA and can be taken internally. Rosemary has had positive effects being applied neat or with a carrier to the scalp, face, or neck for skin or hair/scalp disorders.
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This article was originally featured in the Fall 2014 Living Magazine.
Diffusing doTERRA Essential Oils can help improve classroom behavior! This is awesome!
FALLON HENDERSON attends third grade at Dent Elementary in Escalon, California. She is also one of the youngest dōTERRA enthusiasts. Because dōTERRA has been a big part of her life at home, Fallon developed her own passion for essential oils and a desire to share them with her friends and classmates. Recently, Fallon conducted a successful science project where she performed a study on dōTERRA essential oils in her classroom.
The purpose of her experiment was to prove whether certain essential oils can improve focus, test scores, and overall classroom behavior. Before she could bring her project to life, Fallon had to receive an official approval from the students’ parents, the district school board, and the county board. The research delivered incredible results and landed Fallon a first place ribbon.
Before introducing essential oils to her class of approximately 20 students and one teacher, Fallon gave each person a short survey to establish a base for the result comparison for the following three weeks of her study. At the beginning of week one, she placed the Aroma Lite Diffuser in the classroom where it was kept in the same location during the course of the study, only changing the essential oils. During the first week, Fallon diffused Peppermint with Wild Orange daily; during the second week: Rosemary with Peppermint; and the third week, Citrus Bliss Blend–which was everyone’s favorite. To keep track of the results, students completed the same survey at the end of each week. Fallon’s teacher helped her with averaging class math test scores and survey results. Let’s take a look at what they discovered.
Diffusing doTERRA Essential Oils can help improve classroom behavior!
Over the course of the study, most of the class felt less tired, seemed more alert, and students had an easier time remembering answers and paying attention during lessons. The class average for the math test jumped from 83.5 percent to 93.1 percent by the end of the second week. “My study shows that diffusing essential oils improves our class behavior. We were able to remember our answers and stay focused throughout the day.” Fallon is very excited for next year’s science fair. She is planning on doing another experiment with dōTERRA essential oils!
1. Increased focus and alertness
2. Improved overall mood
3. Math test score improved by 10 percent
Diffusing doTERRA Essential Oils can help improve classroom behavior! Love this!
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