Origin: Sri Lanka
Cultivation: USDA and EcoCert organic cultivation in Sri Lanka
Composition: 100% organic Cardamom essential oil
Extraction: Water-steam distillation of Cardamom seeds
Active Constituents: α-Terpinyl acetate, 1,8 –Cineole, Sabinene, α-Pinene, Myrcene, Linalyl acetate
Color: Colorless to pale yellow
About: Cardamom essential oil has an incredible aroma which is refreshing, vitalizing and comforting; it is recognizable in mouthwatering foods and teas. Cardamom has a scent which is joyful, fresh and clean with a spicy, sweet finish. It is one of the best oils for helping the body expel gas and for general digestive upset including nausea. It also is supportive of healthy lungs and can be used in a diffuser or a vapor rub to support decongestion. Cardamom can be added to massage oils to help the body balance out muscle spasms and soreness. Specialty chocolate truffles with a hint of cardamom essential oil are a delicious delicacy and Cardamom essential oil is a well-known aphrodisiac.
Cardamom is a perennial herb which originated in Southern India and Sri Lanka, it has silky blade shaped leaves and many small yellow flowers with purple tips, below the flowers forms a seed pod from which the essential oil is extracted.
Blending Recommendations: Bergamot, Cedar Atlas, Clary Sage, Clove, Cocoa Perfume, Coffee Perfume, Eucalyptus Globulus, Eucalyptus Radiata, Fir Balsam, Fir Douglas, Fir Silver, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Jasmine Absolute, Jasmine Perfume, Lavender, Lavender Absolute, Lavender Spike, Lavender Reserve, Neroli, Sweet Orange, Patchouli, Peppermint, Petitegrain, Rose Absolute, Rose Perfume, Rose Otto, Sandalwood, Tea Tree, Tulsi, Vanilla Perfume, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang.
History: Cardamom has been used for over 3000 years in India and China and is an essential herb in Eastern and Western herbal pharmacopeias. Ayurveda and TCM use the seeds for gas, nausea, constipation, congestion and for its calming and soothing effect. It is best known for culinary use and as a widely traded spice with high market value.
Safety Information: Cardamom is non-toxic, but it is not recommended for use with children. For topical use it is best diluted to less than 10% to avoid the possibility of skin irritation. Average dilution for general use is around 0.5 – 4% or 3-23 drops per ounce of carrier.
α-Terpinyl acetate 44.28%
1,8 –Cineole 31.24 %
Linalyl acetate 2.01%
Shelf Life: 4 years in proper conditions before quality declines.
Storage: Store with cap firmly closed, standing upright, out of direct heat and sunlight.
Notes: Non-GMO, No pesticides, No insecticides, No additives, Gluten free, Vegan, Cruelty free, No carrier oil added.
Digestive Support: 7 drops Cardamom, 3 drops Fennel, 3 drops Ginger in ½ ounce carrier. Massage a small amount into the abdomen for relief.
Awakening Diffuser Blend: 2 drops Cardamom, 2 drops Tulsi, 2 drops Peppermint, 2 drops Lemon for respiratory support, focus and air purification.
Sensual Perfume: 5 drops Cardamom, 10 drops Cocoa Perfume, 1 drop Rose Absolute or 10 drops Rose Perfume, 5 drops Vanilla in 2 tablespoons carrier oil. Yum!
Try a drop of Cardamom with a drop of Cocoa Perfume and Vanilla Perfume for a delicious scent!