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Botanical Name: Elettaria cardamomum
Plant Part: Seeds
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Color: Colorless to very pale yellow clear liquid
Aromatic Scent: Cardamom Essential Oil is sweet, spicy and almost balsamic in fragrance
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Description: A perennial, reed-like herb, cardamom grows wild and is cultivated in India and Sri Lanka. It grows up to 13 feet and has long, green silky blades, small yellowy flowers, with a violet tip and a large fleshy rhizome, similar to ginger. Oblong gray fruits follow the flowers, each containing many seeds.
History: Cardamom was well known in ancient times. The Egyptians used it in perfumes and incense and chewed it to whiten their teeth. The Romans used it for their stomachs when they over-indulged. The Arabs used it ground in their coffee. It is an important ingredient in Asian cooking.
Cautions: Non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing. Avoid use during pregnancy.
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Posted by Bonnie Collins on 29th Nov 2018
This oil is lacking the sweet note I associate with green cardamom pods and smells very sharp and a little bitter, more like the roasted inner seeds aka black cardamom. I don't think it will work well in the perfume blend I intended to make. It might make a good soap scent in a masculine blend.
Posted by Glenda Munguia on 27th Dec 2017
It smells just like green cardamom. It is pricey though, all of my small bottles from Bulk Apothecary come with a built in dropper, so it is great for just using a few drops for lotions, oils, or diffusers. I would not use it in soap as it would be too pricey, but if there was a fragrance oil version I would.
Posted by Christopher Holt on 9th Dec 2017
Very powerful! A little goes a long way and it blends well with other oils!
Posted by Tom on 9th Jun 2017
Wow, what an oil! Mixed it with shea butter, almond oil, peppermint, frankincense and myrrh. Outstanding for skin problems! In 30 ml container, 1/2 shea and almond,4,8,4,7 mix. As a diabetic, one drop a day dropped my numbers by 50 points! Be careful not to use too much! Wow, I can't tell you how happy I am!!!!
Posted by Danielle T on 4th Feb 2017
Cardamom as a spice has always been one of my favorites (especially in a chai), so I was excited to find out that it is available as an essential oil, and one with so many benefits! It's such a wonderful smell, it complements a lot of florals and woody scents that I enjoy and it makes for a nice mood stabilizer in a diffuser.
Posted by susan on 19th Jan 2017
When I received my package, the cardamom had spilled into the box (the box smelled great) I emailed BA and they sent a replacement right away. I love this company.
Posted by Unknown on 26th Jun 2016
I love everything cardamom, so when I saw that you sold just that I couldn't resist. I hadn't seen anyone else offer it. I'm so glad I took the chance, because it is wonderful. Thanks so much.
Posted by E Elemental on 27th Nov 2015
This is my new favorite! The aroma is earthy sweet and it mixes well with many of my other favorites EO's.
Posted by Rachel Chaput on 7th Nov 2015
the bottles of oil are not cheap so you need to spend a penny and put one of these things on the top of the bottle.