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Cardamom Essential Oil

What is Cardamom Essential Oil?

 

cardamomCardamom Oil is extracted via steam distillation from the seeds of  the cardamom plant—elattaria cardomom—and has a strong scent with both sweet and spicy tones. 

Properties

Being a close relative to ginger, cardamom is renowned for its ability to soothe digestive issues. It has anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties, and is high in antioxidants. Thanks to its high 1.8 cineole content, Cardamom Oil can be used to fight respiratory issues and relieve congestion.

How to use Cardamom Oil

In addition to using cardamom oil as a flavour enhancer—you can add it to bread, smoothies and salads, for example—there are three practical applications for Cardamom Essential Oil that you can try.

 Diffuser

Add two to three drops to a vaporiser or oil burner to assist in the relief of congestion, as well as the promotion of a healthy gastrointestinal function. You may also find that it lends the room a sense of purpose.  

In massage

Dilute in a carrier oil to create a sweetly spicy massage oil. 

In soap

We include cardamom essential oil in a number of our soaps due to its uplifting and invigorating aroma, especially where we want to add a touch of mental clarity and focus to the bathing experience. Cardamom essential oil in soap may be beneficial when fighting breakouts. 

 

Essential Oils are highly concentrated and must be used with care. Use with care in pregnancy—if in doubt consult with medical professional.

Not to be taken internally.

Do not use cardamom oil for treating medical conditions without first speaking to a medical professional.