Once used as a perfume by the ancient Egyptians, cardamom oil’s soothing properties make it a popular ingredient in skincare products. Aromatherapists around the world consistently turn to cardamom for the calming effects of its spicy scent.
Both the taste and scent of cardamom have a warming effect on our bodies, so it makes sense that the essential oil has been linked to improved circulation. Add a few drops of this spicy all-arounder to your diffuser to help regulate your body’s flow of oxygen.
Cardamom essential oil contains antiseptic and antibacterial properties, and that’s always good news for our stomachs. Traditionally, cardamom essential oil has been used to promote healthy digestive function. Some claim that cardamom can even help stomach ulcers to heal, and it’s frequently used to help fight nausea and vomiting.
Many people find the aroma of cardamom similar to mint, and in some cultures, people chew cardamom pods after eating to freshen their breath and clean the mouth. That’s probably why cardamom essential oil is a popular addition to DIY mouthwash recipes, where it can help to cleanse the mouth from bacteria.
Cardamom is one essential oil that your skin needs on its team. With the power to renew our skin cells and help fight the signs of ageing, cardamom promotes a youthful complexion free from blemishes. As an antiseptic, cardamom oil can also act as a natural cleanser for our skin, so it’s worth adding a few drops to your usual daily cleanser to harness its skin-friendly properties.
Cardamom essential oil facts
|Strength of aroma
|Blends well with
|Rose, cinnamon, bergamot, orange, cloves, cedarwood and caraway
|Cardamom essential oil has a spicy, sweet and slightly balsamic fragrance