Cardamom Essential Oil – Eletaria cardamomum – is a well known essential oil exacted from the seeds of the plant which have been steam distilled. Cardamom has been a popular spice introduced through the spice trade and made popular from its culinary history. Cardamom Essential Oil is a warming oil which has been used for many years for its diverse benefits to assist your physical and mental health.
Use as a mouth wash from its anti-microbial properties to cleanse area of germs to eliminate bad breath but do not swallow the oil. Sprinkle a few drops of your Cardamom oil in a warm bath as an aromatic bath oil to aid as a disinfect for the skin and hair and calm the mind – a very relaxing experience. Cardamom oil has a calming effect when used in a vaporiser or ultra-sonic diffuser. Add 3-4 drops of the oil into water, power the diffuser and use to clear the air in either the office or a room which is well used including pets. The aroma of cardamon will not disappoint you.
Cardamom oil bends well with citrus, clove and cedarwood essential oils. It is also a nice additive to WA Sandalwood for an indulgent aroma although go lightly on the Cardamom.
This oil should be kept at a temperature below 30C, kept out of the reach of children and not to be taken. If pregnant seek medical advice before you use Cardamom oil
Major plant chemical compounds are Beta-terpineol, myrcene, mehyl heptenone, linalyl acetate, alpha-pinene, terpinyl acetate
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