Origin: Sri Lanka
Cultivation: USDA and EcoCert organic cultivation in Sri Lanka
Composition: 100% Cardamom essential oil, certified organic by USDA and EcoCert.
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’s aroma is joyful, fresh and clean with a spicy finish – a scent that is easily recognizable from mouthwatering foods and teas. It is one of the best oils for occasional digestive upset and nausea, and can be diffused or blended in a vapor rub to promote healthy lungs and decongestion. Cardamom can also be added to massage oils to help support muscles after strenuous exertion.
To support healthy digestion, mix 7 drops Cardamom, 3 drops Fennel, and 3 drops Ginger in ½ ounce carrier oil. Massage a small amount into the abdomen.
For respiratory support and mental clarity, try diffusing 2 drops Cardamom, 2 drops Tulsi, 2 drops Peppermint, and 2 drops Lemon in 2oz water.
Blending Recommendations: Bergamot, Cedarwood Atlas, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Coffee, Eucalyptus globulus, Eucalyptus radiata, Fir Balsam, Fir Douglas, Fir Silver, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lavender Spike, Lavender Reserve, Neroli, Sweet Orange, Patchouli, Peppermint, Petitgrain, Rose Otto, Sandalwood, Tea Tree, Tulsi, Vanilla Perfume, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang.
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% (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.