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Cardamom: Essential Oil Spotlight of the Week

Plant Therapy Cardamom Essential Oil


  • Latin name: Elettaria cardamomum
  • Aroma Description: Spicy, green aroma

Therapeutic benefits

  • One of the traditional “warming” oils.
  • Comforting to upset tummies.
  • Uplifting for emotional lows.
  • Inspires sensuality.
  • Calms the respiratory system.


Yes! This IS a KidSafe oil.

Dilution instructions:

When using topically, we recommend a dilution of 2-5%.

Diffusion instructions:

Diffuse at home to enjoy a spicy aroma that is both stimulating and uplifting. It is great to help assist with the occasional case of a low mood and can be used alone or in a blend to enhance romantic desire.

Where Cardamom is used on the body:

To help minimize discomfort from inflammation, add 5 drops of Cardamom, 5 drops of Frankincense Serrata, 5 drops of Chamomile German CO2, and 3 drops of Marjoram Sweet to one ounce of your favorite carrier oil. Apply this blend to the areas of concern to help feel more comfortable.

Oils to blend with:

Balsam Fir, Cinnamon Cassia, Clove Bud, Frankincense Carteri, Lemon, Orange Sweet, Pine Scots, and Spruce Hemlock.

Tummy Troubles Inhaler Blend

When we’re overcome with an uncomfortable stomach, possibly from being on a boat or in a car for too long, Cardamom works wonderfully in a personal aromatherapy inhaler. Add 7 drops of Cardamom, 5 drops of Ginger Root CO2, and 3 drops of Peppermint to your inhaler and use as needed for the occasional digestive upset.

Comforting Spice Diffuser Blend

What you’ll need:

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To use, add the essential oils to your aromatherapy diffuser and enjoy the comforting and spicy aroma!

Plant Therapy Comforting Spice Diffuser Blend

26 thoughts on “Cardamom: Essential Oil Spotlight of the Week”

    1. While the Carteri might be more effective than the Frereana, those will both have anti-inflammatory benefits as well 🙂

  1. I recently got Cardamom and used it in a Pumpkin Pie blend. It really has a nice scent. I look forward to trying the Comforting Spice and Inflammation blends.

  2. I appreciate these posts about individual oils. I’m new at all of this and it’s very convenient to be able to search the blog for more information about each oil. Thanks!

  3. Love these recipes! I have had Cardamom for awhile and I only knew of its use for digestive upsets. I’m definitely going to try the recipes. Can the inflammation blend be made into a salve or balm instead of as a massage oil?

    1. That blend could definitely be made into a salve with adding Beeswax. For a salve I would use a 1:2 ratio for beeswax to carrier oil 🙂

  4. Just curious….I have been working with oils for years (I am 44 and was raised on them) and raised my kids on them. They have used all mentioned from time they were born. I mix 1 tablespoon coconut oil to 1 drop EO. Then lower coconut oil over time. My kids have great immune systems and have never had issues…….so my question is why do you not recommend the blend for children? Is it because Clive can be considered a “hot” oil?

    1. This blend is not considered KidSafe® due to the Clove Bud and Myrrh Oils also not being KidSafe® . Our KidSafe® chart and stamp of approval that you find on our oils, are approved by Robert Tisserand. When deciding if an oil meets our KidSafe® requirements, there is a lot that goes into this decision. If there is ANY concern with using the oils around (topical or diffusion) children, we do NOT list it as KidSafe, however, our recommendations are the absolute strictest when it comes to adding the KidSafe® stamp of approval on the oil, and we recommend that everyone do their own research and do what they feel most comfortable doing.

  5. I’ve been himming and hawing about getting cardamom, but now I feel like I really want to get it! It will be on my next order! Thanks!

  6. I bought Cardamom for my children but quickly realized my husband would be getting just as much use out of it! I love an oil that is a double bonus helpful for everyone in the family! This is one I don’t let run out!

  7. I love the smell of Cardamom! Thanks for the info. I never knew some of the benefits of it, even more reason to buy some more! Cardamom ice cream is delish too! 🙂

  8. I already have this oil in my collection. I plan to use it on the next long car ride because I get really bad motion sickness.

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