Cardamom Essential Oil Uses, Benefits & Recipes - EO Spotlight

Cardamom Essential Oil Uses, Benefits & Recipes - EO Spotlight

Are you familiar with Cardamom Essential Oil? Have you used this amazing oil and enjoyed its benefits? It may not be a main stream essential oil but it is one worth getting to know.

Cardamom was used by ancient cultures as a medicine and a spice. It remains an important part of traditional medicine in India, China and some Middle Eastern countries.

As an essential oil, Cardamom offers a warming, head-clearing and stimulating aroma that you are sure to enjoy.

The chemical makeup of Cardamom essential oil makes it a calming and soothing oil that is useful in many applications.

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Cardamom Essential Oil Facts

Traditionally used as a digestive aid and for flavoring, it is known as the "Queen of Spice". Cardamom spice gives a great Indian flavor to foods.

Cardamom essential oil is most known for supporting the digestive and respiratory systems of the body. It can provide emotional support too.

Botanical Name Elettaria Cardamomum
Botanical Family Zingiberaeae
Aka n/a
Aroma Warm, spicy, soft, balsamic
Note Middle
Extraction Method Steam distilled
Plant Part Used Seeds
Shelf Life 5 years
Kid Safe? Yes, over 5 years old

 

Cardamom Essential Oil Safety

Generally considered safe, non-irritating and non-sensitizing. Highly aromatic so use sparingly. Best to use only diluted on the skin due to its spicy nature. Cardamom should be used for children over 5 years old.

Main Constituents:

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Terpinyl acetate; 1,8 cineol; linalol; linalyl acetate; limonene. See Essential Oil Safety for a complete list of constituents.

Cardamom Essential Oil Blends Well With

Cedarwood, frankincense, cinnamon, clove, ginger, citrus oils, rose, jasmine, geranium, lavender, neroli, ylang ylang, sandalwood, patchouli, vetiver.

Cardamom Essential Oil blends well with | Cardamom Essential Oil Uses, Benefits & Recipes by Loving Essential Oils

Cardamom Essential Oil Benefits

  • Aroma is uplifting, refreshing, stimulating and invigorating
  • Helps to ease occasional indigestion and nausea
  • Supports gastrointestinal health
  • Reduces minor pain and inflammation
  • Brings feelings of mental clarity and focus
  • Supports respiratory health
  • Calms nerves and balances energy
  • Promotes self-assurance and confidence

Cardamom Essential Oil Uses

- Apply to chest while planting flowers or cutting grass for clear breathing

- Inhale from an aromatherapy inhaler to combat mental fatigue and exhaustion

- Use in soaps, creams, perfumes and beauty recipes for some extra spice

- Enhances mental performance and accuracy by diffusing in work space

- Soothe sore muscles with diluted cardamom applied to topically to areas of concern

- Place on a diffuser necklace and breathe in for sense of openness

- Diffuse in home to uplift the mood while leaving a fresh and spicy aroma

- Add 2 drops Cardamom oil into bowl of hot water, inhale steam to help loosen phlegm & soothe cough

- Add a few drops onto shower floor just prior to getting in to promote clear breathing

Cardamom Essential Oil Recipes

Warming Chai Tea Diffuser Blend

  • 2 drops Ginger
  • 2 drops Cardamom
  • 2 drops Black Pepper
  • 2 drops Clove

Add oils to diffuser with recommend water for your diffuser.

Cardamom Essential Oil Uses, Benefits & Recipes by Loving Essential Oils | Warming Chai Tea with black pepper, cardamom, clove, ginger


Happy Place Inhaler

Add essential oils onto cotton wick of aromatherapy inhaler. Once inhaler assembled, take off cap and deeply inhale the aroma. For a kid friendly-cut recipe in half if using.


Open Airways Diffuser Blend

  • 2 drops Cardamom
  • 2 drops Eucalyptus
  • 2 drops Peppermint

Add oils to diffuser with recommend water for your diffuser, turn on and enjoy!

Cardamom Essential Oil Uses, Benefits & Recipes by Loving Essential Oils | Open Airways with cardamom, eucalyputs, peppermint


Healthy Digestion Belly Rub

-Fill ar with unscented lotion, add essential oils and stir well. Apply small amount to belly for relief from indigestion, nausea, gas, etc. 2% dilution.


Happy Lungs - Kids Roller Blend

-Add essential oils to roller bottle, fill rest of bottle with jojoba oil. Roll onto chest as needed. For kids 6 and up. 1% dilution.


Happy Tummy - Kids Roller Blend

Add essential oils to roller bottle, fill rest of bottle with jojoba oil. Roll small amount onto belly as needed. For kids 6 and up. 1% dilution.


Orange Spice Uplifting Body Oil

  • 6 drops Orange essential oil
  • 6 drops Cardamom essential oil
  • 1 oz Jojoba oil
  • 1 oz glass pump bottle

Add essential oils to bottle, fill rest of bottle with jojoba oil. Shake to blend, apply to skin. 2% dilution.


Cardamom Citrus Foaming Soap

Add soap, essential oils and fractionated coconut oil into bottle, swirl bottle to gentle mix together. Add water to bottle and place pump on bottle. Shake gently to mix. To use, pump into palm of hands and lather well, rinse off. Use within 2 weeks.


Mental Clarity Inhaler

Add essential oils onto cotton wick of aromatherapy inhaler. Once inhaler assembled, take off cap and deeply inhale the aroma.


Spice It Up Room Spray

  • 8 drops Cardamom essential oil
  • 2 drops Clove essential oil
  • 5 drops Lime essential oil
  • 5 drops Ginger essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon grain alcohol (as preservative)
  • Distilled water
  • 2 oz glass spray bottle

Add essential oils and grain alcohol into glass spray bottle, fill rest of bottle with distilled water. Place on spray top and shake well to blend. To use, shake and spritz  into desired room.


Digestive Support Inhaler

-Add essential oils onto cotton wick of aromatherapy inhaler. Once inhaler assembled, take off cap and deeply inhale the aroma. Kid friendly-cut recipe in half if using for kids.


Spicy Sweet Diffuser Blend

  • 4 drops Cardamom
  • 2 drops Bergamot
  • 2 drops Grapefruit

Add oils to diffuser with recommend water for your diffuser, turn on and enjoy!

Cardamom Essential Oil Uses, Benefits & Recipes by Loving Essential Oils | Spicy Sweet with bergamot, cardamom, grapefruit


Where to Buy Cardamom Essential Oil

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Here are two Cardamom Essential Oils we recommend:

Edens Garden

Cardamom Edens Garden | Cardamom Essential Oil Uses, Benefits & Recipes by Loving Essential Oils

Plant Therapy

Cardamom Plant Therapy | Cardamom Essential Oil Uses, Benefits & Recipes by Loving Essential Oils

General Essential Oil Precautions

Never use essential oils undiluted, in eyes or mucous membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified practitioner. Keep out of reach from children.

Use essential oils with extreme caution on children, be sure you have researched the oil and that it is safe for use on kids. Plant Therapy clearly labels their oils "KidSafe" on the bottle if the oil can be used for children ages 2–10).

If applying an essential oil topically (on your skin), it is best practice to always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body, use 1-2 drops in a teaspoon of carrier oil like jojoba oil.

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If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, epileptic, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. For more information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.

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Jennifer Lane

BIO: Owner and founder of Loving Essential Oils. I am a Certified Aromatherapist that loves to look toward essential oils and aromatherapy for all natural physical, emotional and spiritual support. I love creating and sharing DIY Essential Oil Recipes & Blends. Thank you so much for allowing me to be part of your essential oil journey!

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