Cardamom Essential Oil Recipes, Uses and Benefits Spotlight

Cardamom essential oil is a perfect addition to your wellness routine. This spicy and sweet oil can be used for everything from aromatherapy to cooking, and they're especially good at relieving muscle aches. This blog post will provide you with an overview of what cardamom essential oil is good for, as well as some great recipes that include this versatile spice oil!
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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. Here you will learn the uses and benefits of cardamom oil plus DIY cardamom essential oil recipes you can make.

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.

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Cardamom Essential Oil Facts

Traditionally cardamom oil (Elettaria Cardamomum) is 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 steam distilled from cardamom seeds.

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

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

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 Precautions

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:

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

Cardamom blends well with citrus oils and more:

  • Cedarwood
  • Frankincense
  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Ginger
  • Rose
  • Jasmine
  • Geranium
  • Lavender
  • Neroli
  • Ylang ylang
  • Sandalwood
  • Patchouli
  • Vetiver

 

Cardamom Essential Oil blends well with | Cardamom Essential Oil Spotlight by Loving Essential Oils

 

Cardamom Essential Oil Benefits

There are many benefits to using cardamom essential oil. It has been shown to be highly effective in the treatment of anxiety and insomnia among other things. The anti-inflammatory properties help with arthritis pain, too!

Cardamom is also great for digestion as it can reduce gas and bloating. Here are more benefits of cardamom essential oil:

  • 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

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

Fatigue: Inhale from an aromatherapy inhaler to combat mental fatigue and exhaustion

DIY Products: Use in soaps, creams, perfumes and beauty recipes for some extra spice

Work Space: Enhances mental performance and accuracy by diffusing in work space

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

Diffuser Jewelry: Place on a essential oil diffuser necklace and breathe in for sense of openness

Enhance Mood: Diffuse in home to uplift the mood while leaving a fresh and spicy aroma

Congestion Steam: Add 2 drops Cardamom oil into bowl of hot water, inhale steam to help loosen phlegm and soothe cough

Open Airways: Add a few drops onto shower floor just prior to getting in to promote open airways.

Cardamom Essential Oil Recipes

Check out these recipes with cardamom essential oil and cardamom diffuser blends. Be sure to get the free printable Cardamom Oil Recipe Cheat Sheets at the bottom of the post.

 1. Warming Chai Tea Diffuser Blend

Like a nice cup of comforting spice tea, use cardamom oil in this diffuser blend.
  • 2 drops Ginger
  • 2 drops Cardamom
  • 2 drops Black Pepper
  • 2 drops Clove
  • Aromatherapy Diffuser

Directions: Add oils to diffuser with recommend water for your diffuser. Turn on and enjoy!

 

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

 2. Happy Place Inhaler

    Get happy with this blend of happiness oils. Inhale the spice and citrus fragrance to improve your mood.
    • 5 drops Orange
    • 5 drops Lemon
    • 5 drops Cardamom
    • Blank Aromatherapy Inhaler

    Directions: 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.

     

     3. Open Airways Diffuser Blend

      Cardamom can help with respiratory support, try this powerful oil blend to help open airways and breathing.
      • 2 drops Cardamom
      • 2 drops Eucalyptus
      • 2 drops Peppermint
      • Aromatherapy Diffuser

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

       

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

       4. Healthy Digestion Belly Rub

        Here is a wonderful digestive system supportive blend, rub on belly after eating a big meal or when stomach is upset or gassy to get relief.

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

         

         5. Happy Lungs - Kids Roller Blend

          Roller recipes are a great option for children because they make oil application easy. Try this blend for respiratory health.
          • 1 drop Cardamom essential oil
          • 1 drop Frankincense essential oil
          • Jojoba oil
          • 10 ml glass roller bottle

          Directions: 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.

           

           6. Happy Tummy - Kids Roller Blend

            Tummy troubles? Try this recipe on your little one.
            • 1 drop Cardamom essential oil
            • 1 drop Orange essential oil
            • Jojoba oil
            • 10 ml glass roller bottle

            Directions: 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.

             

             7. Orange Spice Uplifting Body Oil

              Body oils are easy to make, no need to buy them. Use this blend after showering or bathing for moisturizing skin and uplifting your emotions.
              • 6 drops Orange essential oil
              • 6 drops Cardamom essential oil
              • 1 oz Jojoba oil
              • 1 oz glass pump bottle

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

               

               8. Cardamom Citrus Foaming Soap

                Foaming hand soap is one way that I use essential oils everyday, and the scent options are nearly endless.
                • 6 drops Cardamom essential oil
                • 4 drops Orange essential oil
                • 2 drops Lime essential oil
                • 1 tablespoon Unscented Castile Soap
                • 1 tablespoon Vegetable Glycerin
                • 1 1/2 tablespoons Distilled water
                • Mini Soap Foamer Bottle

                Directions: Add soap, essential oils and vegetable glycerin 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.

                 

                 9. Mental Clarity Inhaler

                  Sharpen your focus and concentration with this DIY inhaler recipe.
                  • 7 drops Frankincense
                  • 5 drops Cardamom
                  • 3 drops Rosemary
                  • Blank Aromatherapy Inhaler

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

                   

                   10. Spice It Up Room Spray

                    Here is a fun room spray with lots of spicy oils and some lime to balance them out. Spritz the spray in your office or use as an air freshener in the bathroom.
                    • 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

                    Directions: 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.

                     

                     11. Digestive Support Inhaler

                      Did you know that orange and chamomile oil are good for soothing the digestive system? They both are, here they are included at this inhaler recipe with cardamom.
                      • 6 drops Orange
                      • 6 drops Cardamom
                      • 3 drops Roman Chamomile
                      • Aromatherapy Blank Inhaler

                      Directions: 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.

                       

                       12. Spicy Sweet Diffuser Blend

                        Here is a lovely, uplifting blend recipe with cardamom. Diffuse in your home to boost your mood.
                        • 4 drops Cardamom
                        • 2 drops Bergamot
                        • 2 drops Grapefruit
                        • Essential Oil Diffuser

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

                         

                        Cardamom Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes by Loving Essential Oils | Spicy Sweet with bergamot, cardamom, grapefruit

                        Where to Buy Cardamom Essential Oil?

                        Cardamom essential oil can offer many health and wellness benefits. To obtain these benefits ensure your oil is pure and high quality without fillers or toxins added. Never mistake perfume oils or fragrance oils as essential oils.

                        Know the company you are purchasing from, ask questions, and ensure they are 100% pure essential oils. You will be inhaling and applying to your body, you need to be sure.  Here are some recommended brands:

                        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), you may 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, read more here.

                        If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, epileptic, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. For more information on oil safety issues here.

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