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Top 4 Ways to Use Cardamom Essential Oil


Latin name: Elettaria cardamomum

Aroma description: Sweet, spicy and green


Therapeutic benefits

  • Eases motion sickness, nausea, and an upset stomach.
  • Uplifting and stimulating when emotions are low.
  • Supports respiratory health.
  • Encourages a romantic atmosphere and inspires sensuality.
  • Traditional warming oil that creates a warming sensation when applied topically.



Yes! Cardamom IS KidSafe. 

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Dilution instructions:

Dilute to 2-5% in a carrier and apply topically to enjoy the warming sensation.


Diffusion instructions:

Add a few drops to your diffuser for its uplifting and stimulating benefits.


Oils to blend with:

Balsam FirCinnamon CassiaClove BudFrankincense CarteriLemonOrange SweetPine Scots, and Spruce Black.


Additional reading:

Cardamom seeds on a wooden spoon

Cardamom is a popular essential oil because of its spicy aroma as well as its uplifting and calming benefits. It is one of the traditional warming oils that may be familiar to many because of its uses in the culinary world, including the exotic Turkish coffee. If you have kids at home, it’s a fantastic option for adding a subtle spice to your blends.


Calms an Upset Stomach

Woman relaxing at home

Getting car sick (or plane sick or seasick) is one of the worst feelings to get while you’re traveling. Cardamom is one of several essential oils that can help calm your stomach and ease your nausea. Diluting it in a carrier oil and applying topically to your stomach is a great place to start. But it’s not always an option when you’re stuck in the middle seat of a crowded plane. Instead, personal aromatherapy inhalers are a simple and easy way to take advantage of the benefits of essentials oils. Our Tummy Troubles Inhaler Blend uses three powerhouse oils to help combat an upset stomach: Cardamom, Ginger, and Peppermint. You can prepare it ahead of time and have it ready at the first sign of turbulence.


Sets the Mood

couple snuggling in bed

Have a romantic night planned soon? All you need is some candlelight, maybe some rose petals, and Cardamom! This exotic and spicy oil helps set a romantic mood and inspires sensuality. Many consider it to be an aphrodisiac. Next time you plan a special night with your special someone, add Cardamom to your diffuser blend. You can even whip up some Aphrodisiac Linen Spray DIY for a romantic blend of Bergamot, Coriander, Sweet Orange and Cardamom.


Uplifts the Emotions

woman stressed out in front of her computer

Feeling down? Add Cardamom to your collection of uplifting oils. Not only does it blend well with other happy oils like Sweet Orange and Bergamot, but it’s also stimulating. This makes it a fantastic choice for stressful or trying days when you just have to keep going. Or try the Comforting Spice Diffuser Blend to fill your home with the warm, comforting aromas of Cardamom, Clove, and Myrrh.


Supports the Respiratory System

woman blowing her nose in bed

If seasonal allergies or sicknesses have been bothering you, try adding Cardamom to your diffuser to help ease your breathing and support a healthy respiratory system. For an exceptionally invigorating and clearing diffuser blend, add three drops Eucalyptus Globulus, two drops Cardamom, and two drops Pine Scots to your diffuser.

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7 thoughts on “Top 4 Ways to Use Cardamom Essential Oil”

  • I am very excited to try the different uses you have highlighted! The comforting space diffuser blend and the respiratory/seasonal allergies/sickness blend will be used this week. Clove, Pine Scots and Eucalyptus have been in my diffuser many times with great success. Time to experiment with Cardamom. Thank you PT for your wonderful blog support.

  • Cardamom has been a part of my Thanksgiving menu, in baked yams and deserts, for several years! Thank you for creating this easy reference for your past recipes. Can the cardamom oil be used in cooking? Any tips?

    1. We don’t recommend the ingestion of essential oils or using essential oils in cooking. You can read more about why that is here. But you can still use Cardamom in your diffuser during your Thanksgiving feast. I’m sure it will complement the wonderful smells coming from your kitchen!

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