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  • botanical name: elettaria cardamomum
  • country of origin: guatemala
  • extraction method: steam distilled
  • plant part: seeds
  • strength of aroma: medium
  • aromatic scent: spicy aroma
  • blends well with: balsam fir, cinnamon cassiaclove bud, frankincense carteri, lemonorange sweetpine scots, and spruce hemlock
  • kidsafe®: yes
  • cautions: none known
  • size: 10 mL (1/3 oz.)

cardamom essential oil has a sweet, spicy scent that will be familiar to those who are accustomed to cardamom in (often asian) cuisine. this powerful oil is well-known for calming the respiratory and digestive systems and can often provide relief to those who struggle on boats or long car rides. as a traditional “warming” oil, cardamom is stimulating and uplifting. it can assist with the occasional case of a low mood and is sometimes used to enhance romantic desire.

directions: to soothe upsets during car rides or other motion, use cardamom essential oil in a portable diffuser or in an inhaler. diffuse in the home with lemon or bergamot oils for an uplifting and stimulating atmosphere. for adults, dilute to 2-5% for topical application.

disclaimer: the international federation of aromatherapists does not recommend that essential oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a medical doctor who is also qualified in clinical aromatherapy. all cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. this statement has not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. bottles are filled by volume. some bottle sizes may not be filled to the top, but do contain the volume of oil specified.