Elettaria cardamomum Grown in Sri Lanka

Cardamom Oil has a beautiful sweet, spicy aroma with woody notes that blends very well with other spice and citrus oils.

Process: Steam Distilled Essential Oil

Plant Part: Whole Fruit

Note in Perfumery: Middle Note

Aroma Family: Spicy

Aroma: Spicy-sweet, rich, warm, highly aromatic, at first penetrating with a slightly cineolic aroma, becoming balsamic-woody and increasingly sweet in the drydown; extremely tenacious.


A natural digestive stimulant, Cardamom boosts the metabolism & as it is also an effective antiseptic, it is popular in deodorants & mouthwashes. Cardamom helps to ease nervousness & is considered an aphrodisiac so be sure to include this one in your romance inducing massage oils and diffuser blends.
Cardamom Oil is renowned for its grounding effects, stress relief & combats fatigue.

Blends with:

Agarwood, Benzoin, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Cistus, Clary Sage, Clove, Coriander, Frankincense, Ginger, Juniper Berry, Labdanum, Orange, Palo Santo, Pine, Rose, Sandalwood & Ylang-Ylang.

In perfumery, Cardamom essential oil “impart[s] spiciness, but also a warm, sweet note which fits into floral bases such as muguet and rose.”*1 Also “Coriander [essential] oil is an extremely fine modifier for Cardamom [essential] oil in perfumery.”*2.

Recommended use:

Massage oils, detoxing, diffuser blends, grounding oils blends, deodorants, mouth wash & as a woody note in perfumes.

Care Instructions:

Non-toxic & non-irritant. Avoid using in children under 7 years. Do not ingest or apply neat to the skin. CNS and breathing problems in young children due to high 1,8-cineole content; do not apply to or near the face of infants or children, otherwise has GRAS status (Generally Recognized as Safe).*3.

Information on the traditional uses and properties are provided on this site is for educational use only, and is not intended as medical advice. If you have any serious health concerns, you should always check with your health care practitioner before use.

Easy Recipe:

Bloated Belly Massage Oil

Using essential oils known to be antispasmodic, calming & warming can help indigestion.


50ml bottle and lid or dropper sterilised


Spoon or stirrer



30ml Sweet Almond Oil

2 drops Cardamom Essential Oil

3 drops Coriander Essential Oil

5 drops Mandarin Essential Oil


Combine all ingredients in to the bowl. Once blended transfer to sterilised bottle & seal, label.

Gently massage into chest then belly in circular motions from your right hip up to just under rib cage, across belly and down towards your left hip. Repeat. Leave oil on.


1.  Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, p. 127.

2.  Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, p. 128.

3. Tisserand, Robert and Rodney Young. Essential Oil Safety, 2nd ed., 2014, p. 232.