Cardamom Essential Oil Profile

Posted by Daniela Pelonara on

 

Cardamom (Elettaria cardamom) essential oil benefits

 Cardamom is refreshing and uplifting. Perfect for the digestive system, it helps with colic, gas, and nausea, and has a warming effect on the stomach which is especially useful for heartburn. Cardamom is also used as an expectorant. It has warming aphrodisiac qualities as it promotes a desire for intimacy.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Botanical Name: Elettaria cardamom

Method of Extraction: Steam distillation of the seeds

Origin: India

Color: Pale yellow to pale green

Aroma: spicy, balsamic, warm, sweet

Note: middle

Blends well with: Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Clove buds, Coriander, Fennel, Ginger,  Lemon, Sweet Orange, Patchouli, Rose, Frankincense

Therapeutic properties: Antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cephalic, digestive, diuretic, laxative, nerve tonic, stimulant, stomachic

HOW TO USE

As an aphrodisiac, burn 2-3 drops every 5 hours.

Dilute 2-5 drops max every 5 ml of carrier oil for a relaxing, calm and aphrodisiac massage.

In case of upset stomach and indigestion 2-3 drops max to 1 teaspoon of a carrier (5 ml) and massage the stomach area clockwise; alternatively 4-5 drops in warm water applied with a hot compress.

 

← Older Post Newer Post →

Leave a comment

CLEAN BEAUTY NOTES

RSS

Components of a natural skincare product

Daniela Pelonara By Daniela Pelonara

  Have you ever wondered how a skincare product is made? Whether natural or synthetic, cosmetic formulators work with 15 main ingredient categories. Many natural...

Read more
HAPPY SKIN SKIN

Are you paying the right price for your skincare products?

Daniela Pelonara By Daniela Pelonara

Shopping for skincare is fun and exciting, but it can also be disorienting and expensive. There are so many brands, products, routines, and hot ingredients with...

Read more