Both masculine and feminine colognes and perfumes are energized by Cardamom essential oil's spicy and enchanting aroma. It is soothing, yet also very gently uplifting. Some aromatherapists recommend diffusing Cardamom essential oil to invigorate the home and workplace. It may support greater efficiency with its enlivening notes while it relieves nervous strains and improves moods.
A perennial, reed-like herb that grows up to 12 feet in height, Cardamom bears long sheathing stems that bloom yellow flowers with purple tips. Our pure essential oil is extracted from Cardamom seeds through hydro-diffusion.
The aroma of Cardamom essential oil is warm and spicy with middle notes that are lightly sweet and bordering on floral. A member of the ginger family, this well-known culinary herb is universally valued and used extensively around the globe as a lovely and lively flavoring agent. It is added to a varietal seed mixture offered in many Indian restaurants as an after-dinner treat to encourage a happy tummy. Cardamom has been mentioned as a useful herb from the time of Hippocrates to the current day British Herbal Pharmacopoeia.
The distinctive aroma of Cardamom essential oil adds a touch of magic, mystique and enchantment.
Botanical Name: Elettaria cardamomum
Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Seed
Blends Well With: Bergamot, Cilantro, Ginger, Ylang Ylang, woods and other carminative spices
Aroma: Herbaceous, woody, balsamic, and spicy
Safety: If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use undiluted on skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions. Do not use internally, unless directed by a licensed Aromatherapist or physician. Do not apply to or near the face of infants or children
Shelf Life: 2-3 Years
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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