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. Warm and green, yet zesty and balsamic.
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 ritualistic purposes, while Greeks and Romans applied it in lotions and captivating perfumes. 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 Essential Oil
All Cardamom 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!
Bath & Shower
Add 5-10 drops to hot bath water, or sprinkle into shower steam before getting in for an at-home spa experience.
8-10 drops of essential oil per 1 ounce of carrier oil. Apply a small amount directly to areas of concern, such as muscles, skin or joints. Work the oil gently into the skin until it is fully absorbed.
Inhale the aromatic vapors directly from the bottle, or place a few drops in a burner or diffuser to fill a room with its scent.
This oil can be used in your homemade DIY projects, such as in candles, soaps, and body care products!