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Cardamom Essential Oil

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Description

Experience the magic of Edens Garden's Cardamom essential oil, an oil that brings a spicy and enchanting aroma to both masculine and feminine fragrances. Known for its soothing yet subtly uplifting properties, Cardamom is your secret weapon for invigorating your home or workplace. With its enlivening notes, it not only boosts efficiency but also alleviates nervous strains and enhances moods.

Extracted from Cardamom seeds through hydro-diffusion, our essential oil offers a warm and spicy aroma with sweet, almost floral middle notes. As a member of the ginger family, Cardamom is a treasured culinary herb used globally, adding a vibrant flavor to various dishes. It's even offered as an after-dinner treat in many Indian restaurants to promote digestive wellness, a practice rooted in centuries-old wisdom.

But the allure of Cardamom goes beyond its culinary uses. With a rich history dating back to the time of Hippocrates, this versatile oil has been used as a natural remedy in various cultures. Today, it continues to be a staple in holistic health practices, including the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia. Whether you're crafting a DIY perfume, diffusing it for an energy boost, or using it in your wellness routine, Edens Garden's Cardamom essential oil is sure to add a touch of enchantment to your day. Experience the mystique of Cardamom today – your senses will thank you!

Details

Botanical Name: Elettaria cardamomum

Origin: Guatemala

Method: Steam Distilled

Plant Part: Seed

Note: Middle

Family: Zingiberaceae

Blends Well With: Bergamot, Cilantro, Ginger, Ylang Ylang, woods and other carminative spices

Aroma: Herbaceous, woody, balsamic, and spicy

Consistency: Thin

Color: Clear

Safety & Shelf life

Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.


OK For Kids: 2+
Kids Max Dilution: 1%

Shelf Life: 2-3 Years

Frequently Asked Questions
How to make Cardamom essential oil?
  • Cardamom essential oil, known in Latin as Elettaria cardamomum, is made via steam distillation. In steam distillation, plant material is placed in a still, water is added, then heat is applied to the unit. As water heats, plants release their essential oil, the oil rises with steam droplets that are sucked into a pipe and the oil and water are then separated. While it may not be possible to make Cardamom essential oil at home, you can make aromatic hydrosol water that contains many of the same therapeutic benefits as essential oil. Click here for instructions on how to make your own hydrosol.
How to use Cardamom essential oil?
  • There are several ways to effectively use Cardamom essential oil and obtain its benefits, including 1.) Add 10 drops to your essential oil diffuser per 100 ml of water for respiratory health. 2.) Add 10 drops to an Essential Oil Inhaler and take it with you for on-the-go therapeutic use. 3.) Create a spray by combining 20 drops Cardamom and 1 tablespoon 190-proof grain alcohol in a glass spray bottle. After a few hours, add 3 tablespoons of distilled water. Spray onto surfaces as an antiseptic and in the air to refresh your space.
What blends well with Cardamom essential oil?
  • Citrus oils such as Sweet Orange and Bergamot make excellent choices in oil blends with Cardamom to improve mental clarity. Floral oils make lovely mates including Rose and Ylang Ylang and are a good combo that lowers blood pressure as well as in preparations for skincare. If you think of the lovely aromatics when cooking with spices that flavor Indian food, a small amount of Clove and Cinnamon used in a belly massage oil blend with Cardamom can add a lot of spicy warmth which help strengthen digestion and can be used for colds and to relieve chest congestion. Other spices also pair well with Cardamom such as Black Pepper, Coriander, Fennel and Ginger.
What can I substitute for Cardamom essential oil?
  • If you do not have Cardamom on hand but want a blend to mimic that aromatic, try mixing and equal amount of Cinnamon and Ginger or Cinnamon and Clove Bud together. It wont be an exact match but will come close to give you the warmth and spicyness that Cardamom exudes in a blend. To decide which combination is suitable to your needs, hold up two bottles together to your nose and take a whiff. This will help you decide if you like the combination of Cinnamon and Ginger or if your preference lies with the union of CInnamon and Clove Bud.
Can I use Cardamom essential oil in cooking?
  • Essential oils are powerful, concentrated substances so a little goes a long way. Two of the most effective ways to use them are by way of inhalation and topical use. Ingesting Cardamom essential oil is not the optimal way to achieve its benefits as it lacks nutrients found in the whole pods. What’s more, the essential oil is often far more expensive than the pods that produce it. Therefore, we recommend using cardamom pods in cooking rather than essential oil.
Reports
Comments from GC/MS report:The analysis of this Cardamom batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic essential oil of Elettaria cardamomum. No contamination or adulteration was detected. The results provided in this GCMS quality analysis reflect the chemical composition of the oil and lot referenced above on the date of analysis.

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How to Use

Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.

Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.

DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.


BATH SALTS: Combine: 2 drops of Cardamom, 1 drop of Lavender and 2 drops of Frankincense with 1 tablespoon of Jojoba oil and 1/2 cup of Epsom salts. Stir together and add to a full tub for a relaxing soak.


MASSAGE: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 1 drop of Cardamom, 4 drops of Black Pepper, 6 drops of Copaiba and 9 drops of Lavender, then fill with Jojoba oil and shake to mix well. Apply to overused muscles and massage well. (1.7% dilution)


RELEASE: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Cardamom, 5 drops of Ylang Ylang and 5 drops of Mandarin. Or add 5-6 drops of Cardamom to your Car Diffuser and diffuse in your car for a more peaceful drive.


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