Botanical Name: Elettaria cardamomum
Country of Origin: Guatemala
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Seeds
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Aromatic Scent: Spicy aroma
Blends Well With: Balsam Fir, Cinnamon Cassia, Clove Bud, Frankincense Carteri, Lemon, Orange Sweet, Pine Scots, and Spruce Hemlock
Cautions: None Known
Cardamom Essential Oil has a sweet, spicy scent that will be familiar to those who are accustomed to Cardamom in (often Asian) cuisine. This powerful oil is well-known for calming the respiratory and digestive systems and can often provide relief to those who struggle on boats or long car rides. As a traditional “warming” oil, Cardamom is stimulating and uplifting. It can assist with the occasional case of a low mood and is sometimes used to enhance romantic desire.
To soothe upsets during car rides or other motion, use Cardamom Essential Oil in a portable diffuser or in an inhaler.
Diffuse in the home with Lemon or Bergamot oils for an uplifting and stimulating atmosphere.
For adults, dilute to 2-5% for topical application.