Native to India, cardamom is a sweet and savory member of the ginger family of botanical plants. Its lively green leaves conceal paper-textured pods that encase a powerful arsenal of tiny black seeds. Hand harvested and revered for their soft, yet spicy notes and exotic flavors, these potent gems are used in perfumes, Indian and Asian culinary applications, and in flavors that enhance beverages such as coffee and tea. Freshly dried cardamom pods produce a rich, viscous essential oil.
Plant Part Used
Medium strength. Warm and green, yet zesty and balsamic in scent.
Cardamom Essential Oil Benefits
Instills calm and clarity while easing occasional stress. Uplifts as it invigorates. Helps ease "brain fog." Ignites the passions.
Blends Well With
Bay, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Caraway, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Cloves, Coriander, Fennel, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Mandarin, Neroli, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang
History of Cardamom
Delightful, rich and complex cardamom dates back over 4,000 years, making it one of the world’s most ancient spices. Egyptians used it for wellness and ritualistic purposes, while Greeks and Romans applied it in healing ointments and captivating perfumes. Cardamom has also long been linked to easing nerves associated with the earth element, such as poor concentration, over-thinking and worry. Over time, Vikings brought the prized herb over to Scandinavia where it now enhances the flavors of everything from mulled wine to pastries.
Using Cardamom Oil
All essential oil blends are for aromatherapy use only and are not for ingesting!
Exotic Focus Elixer
Purity and clarity can be achieved with this mentally refreshing blend!
Vanilla Bean Cardamom Pudding
You’re unique, just like this decadent blend. Give it a whirl and unwind in its sumptuous aroma!
Add 5-10 drops to hot bath water
Sprinkle 5-10 drops into the shower steam before stepping in
8-10 drops of essential oil per 1 ounce of carrier oil
Inhale directly or use with a burner or diffuser
This oil can be used in your homemade candles, soaps and other body care products