About Cardamom Essential Oil
Our Cardamom essential oil is luscious, rich, exotic and entirely aromatically unique. It has a soothing, uplifting emotional affect. It exerts a fortifying influence on mental functioning, reducing drowsiness and improving concentration. Renowned for its grounding powers, this member of the ginger family has a gentle character, making it ideal as a warming addition to massage oil blends for most skin types.
Sweet and spicy with woody undertones, cardamom has been a medicinal and aromatic resource of Asian and Egyptian cultures for millennia. Its exotic character is sensual and warming, making it a key component of aphrodisiac oil blends.
As a tonic and calmative to the mind and emotions, cardamom will assist with the anxious tension created through our non-stop lifestyle. Cardamom has strong calming and grounding properties, promoting emotional equilibrium when diffused or used in direct palm inhalation.
Cardamom Essential Oil Profile
Cardamom for Floracopeia's smooth, complex, and alluring cardamom essential oil is grown at high altitude in the hills of Kerala, India, serving as a source of income to small farmers in small, rural communities. It is the most exquisite oil that is produced by a CO2 extraction.
How to Use Cardamom Essential Oil
- Massage Oil: Cardamom oil shines in massage oils. It has a magnificently inviting aroma and it works to soothe and calm upset in the body, belly, and mind. Cardamom oil blended with sweet almond oil works as a warming tonic and sensual massage oil.
Other Ways to Use Cardamom Essential Oil
Cardamom essential oil can be applied topically (always diluted), as a compress, in the bath, through direct inhalation, or diffuser.
- In the Diffuser: Cardamom can be used any time you would like to enhance a diffuser blend with the qualities of warm, soothing spice. Like other spices this oil will help to open the breath and relieve heaviness and lung discomfort.
- Perfumery: Cardamom is a warm, sweet, floral spice which lends very well to blending. It has everything you could look for in the exotic spice department! Mix some with your rose and sandalwood for a truly sensual perfume.
Cardamom Essential Oil Recipes
Interesting Cardamom Essential Oil Information
Ethnobotanics: There are several small farmers living in the hilly regions of Kerala, India, who are engaged in growing cardamom in their backyards. As there is a lack of an organized market or collection center for the oils, the oil cannot be certified as organic, in spite of it being grown organically. Cardamom starts bearing capsules three years after planting. Ancient Egyptians used cardamom in perfumes and incense and also chewed it to whiten their teeth. The serving of cardamom coffee is a traditional gesture of welcome in many Arab homes. Cardamom is also one of the key ingredients in Indian "chai" tea.
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Safety Considerations for Cardamom Essential Oil
Cardamom Oil is non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing. Avoid use of hypersensitive or hyperallergic skin. Do not take cardamom essential oil internally.
Aromatic Profile and Blending Information for Cardamom Essential Oil
- Perfumery Note: Middle
- Odor: Spicy, lightly camphorous with sweet, floral undertones, balsamic, woody
- Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium to strong, lingering
- Dry-out: Sweet, floral
- Blends Well With: rose oil, bergamot oil, orange oil, cedarwood oil, and spice oils such as black pepper, cinnamon oil, clove oil, and ginger oil
- Botanical Name: Elettaria cardamomum
- Family: Zingiberaceae
- Composition: 100% Pure Cardamom Essential Oil
- Origin: India
- Method of Extraction: CO2 Extraction
- Cultivation/Harvesting: Organic
- Plant Part: Seeds
- Color: Pale to deep yellow
- Consistency: Thin
- Yield: 3% - 8%
- Bottle Size: ½ fl oz (15 mL)