Cardamom Essential oil

Cardamom Essential Oil

(Elettaria cardamomum)

topical aromatic

Cardamom essential oil is used aromatically and topically while Cardamom Vitality essential oil is a dietary oil and can therefore be ingested.

Cardamom is a member of the ginger family, and features a spicy, refreshing aroma that can be uplifting.

cardamom

Cardamom is a versatile, soothing oil and blends well with similar warm and spicy oils as well as florals and citrus oils.  Try combining Cardamom with Clove, Ginger, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Ylang ylang, Vetiver, Orange or Lemon.

 How to use: For aromatic or topical use.  Diffuse, inhale, or add to bath water.  Apply to crown of head, back of neck, behind ears or inside wrists.  Possible skin sensitivity.
  1. Cardamom’s aroma is soothing and calming and can promote a feeling of openness and mental clarity.
  2. Apply topically for a soothing and cooling sensation.
  3. The spicy, warm and balsamic aroma of Cardamom is a wonderful oil to diffuse in the fall and winter months.
  4. Diffuse or apply topically to promote feelings of clear breathing.
  5. A great oil to add to any potpourri mix. Mix 1 Tbsp orris root powder with 3 drops of Cardamom and 3 drops of Orange essential oil.  Add to potpourri and store in an airtight container for 3 weeks.

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Cardamom Vitality™ Essential Oil

Cardamom Vitality™ Essential Oil

(Elettaria cardamomum)

dietary

Cardamom essential oil is used aromatically and topically while Cardamom Vitality essential oil is a dietary oil and can therefore be ingested.

Cardamom is a popular spice used around the world for cooking.

The cardamom plant is native to the lush evergreen forests of southern India and has been highly valued as a spice since ancient times. Steam distilled from cardamom seeds, Cardamom Vitality™ oil has a rich taste and is one of the world’s favorite cooking spices.

Cardamom Vitality’s signature flavor is common in sweet and savory dishes, frequently used in many Swedish baked goods. A must-have for every kitchen, this essential oil is also a welcome addition to enhance the flavor of hot drinks.

How to use: For internal use.  To use as a dietary supplement, add to food, water or other beverages.  Can also place a few drops in a vegetable capsule and take internally to support overall wellness.

  1. For digestive support*, add 1 drop Cardamom Vitality and 1 drop DiGize Vitality and dilute with 1 drop carrier oil in a veggie capsule and take as a dietary supplement.
  2. Add to your favorite dishes to accentuate sweet and savory flavors.  Google Chicken Biryani for a wonderfully ethnic Indian dish accentuated by Cardamom.  Just substitute 1 tsp of dried Cardamom spice for 1 drops of Cardamom Vitality essential oil.
  3. Cardamom is a popular spice in Indian Sweets and teas. Add 1–2 drops to your tea for a unique taste experience.
  4. Use in a marinade for Honey Chicken with Cardamom:
    1. Marinade: 4 Tbsp honey, 2 Tbsp sherry, 1 drop Cardamom vitality essential oil, 1 tsp pepper.  Add to bag with 4 chicken breasts and marinate at least 30 minutes.
    2. Remove from marinade and pan sear chicken (optional)
    3. Grill or add to roasting pan, cover with remaining marinade and s/p to taste.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

honey chicken with cardamom

 

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Oregano Essential Oil

Oregano Essential Oil

(Origanum vulgare)

topical aromatic

Oregano essential oil is used aromatically and topically while Oregano Vitality™ Essential oil is a dietary oil and therefore can be ingested.

oregano

While more commonly known as a spice used in cooking, Oregano is a key oil used in the Raindrop Technique and can be used in massage after exercise.  The warm, woody and herbaceous scent of Oregano can also be used aromatically for it’s calming properties.

The primary chemical components of Oregano are carvacol and thymol.  Google these constituents to learn more about the many benefits of Oregano!

How to use: For aromatic or topical use.  Diffuse, inhale, or add to bath water.  Apply to crown of head, back of neck, behind ears or inside wrists.  Possible skin sensitivity.

  1. Oregano is a warming oil and feels great on the skin when diluted and applied after a workout or during massage.
  2. Diffuse Oregano to help purify the air and dispel odors.
  3. Place 10 drops of Oregano to distilled water and place in a spray bottle for an effective and great smelling surface cleaner.
  4. Diffuse Oregano to help energize the mind!
  5. Due to it’s cleansing abilities, Oregano is a great oil to dilute and use on your feet and toenails.

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Sacred Sandalwood™ essential oil

Sacred Sandalwood™ essential oil

(Santalum album)

topical aromatic

  • Apply topically to enhance the natural radiance of healthy-looking skin.
  • Add to your moisturizer or daily skin care regimen to reduce the appearance of fine lines and puffiness.
  • Add to a bath or hot towel treatment for an immersive, spa-like experience.
  • Use this warm, luxurious aroma as a sophisticated personal fragrance by applying to your heart or your wrists.
  • Diffuse during yoga, meditation, or prayer to support a spiritually focused atmosphere.
  • Mix 2-3 drops with a carrier oil for a relaxing massage

 

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Sage Vitality™ Essential Oil

Sage Vitality™ Essential Oil

(Salvia officinalis)

dietary

Sage essential oil is used aromatically and topically while Sage Vitality essential oil is a dietary oil and therefore can be ingested.

The sage plant, also known as Salvia officinalis, is a member of the mint family. Sage Vitality™ is steamed distilled from the leaves and is known for its warm, earthy flavor that no Thanksgiving dinner could be without.

However, this potent essential oil is too good to be reserved solely for the holidays. Sage Vitality oil can also be a wonderful flavor enhancer for seafood, vegetables, breadsticks, corn breads, muffins, and other savory breads.

How to use: How to use: For internal use.  To use as a dietary supplement, add to food, water or other beverages.  Can also place a few drops in a vegetable capsule and take internally to support overall wellness

  1. Add to holiday dishes like stuffing to enjoy its signature flavor.
  2. Take as a dietary supplement to support a healthy digestive system.*
  3. Use Sage Vitality while baking winter squash to enhance the squash’s earthy flavors.
  4. Use Sage Vitality essential oil in soups and stews to add a wonderful flavor to signature winter dishes.

Vegetable Soup

The great thing about vegetable soup is that you can add whatever you have on hand.  Don’t fret if you don’t have these vegetables in your fridge – Substitute corn, cabbage, kale, asparagus, even orzo pasta…whatever!

  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup green beans, sliced
  • 1 cup carrots, sliced
  • 1 cup zucchini, diced
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced
  • 1 medium potato, diced
  • 1 can cannellini beans
  • 6 cups vegetable broth (try making your own vegetable broth with kitchen scraps!)
  • 1-2 drops Sage Vitality Essential oil
  • 1-2 drops Thyme Vitality Essential oil
  • S/P to taste

Add oil and garlic to pan and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute.  Add carrots and celery and cook 5 minutes more.  Add remaining ingredients (excepts essential oils) and simmer for 30 minutes until vegetables are tender.  Add essential oils and simmer for 10 minutes more.

cooking

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Marjoram essential oil

Marjoram essential oil

(Origanum majorana)

topical aromatic

Marjoram essential oil is used aromatically and topically while Marjoram Vitality™ Essential oil is a dietary oil and therefore can be ingested.

While more commonly known as a spice used in cooking, Marjoram is a key oil used in the Raindrop Technique and can be used in massage after exercise.  The warm, woody and herbaceous scent of Marjoram can also be used aromatically for it’s calming properties.

How to use: For aromatic or topical use.  Diffuse, inhale, or add to bath water.  Apply to crown of head, back of neck, behind ears or inside wrists.  Possible skin sensitivity.

  1. Place a few drops of Marjoram on the back of the neck when facing difficult of stressful situations.  Due to it’s calming properties you may find yourself able to relax more.
  2. Marjoram is a warming oil and feels great on the skin when diluted and applied after a workout.
  3. Diffuse Marjoram at night to promote a restful night’s sleep.  Marjoram blends well with Bergamot, Lavender, Cypress, or Rosemary.
  4. Mix 3 drops Roman Chamomile, 3 Drops Lavender, 2 drops Marjoram and 2 drops Thyme with epsom salt and add to hot bath.  This calming mixture will have you relaxed in no time!
  5. Mix 5 drops Panaway, 5 drops Marjoram and 3 drops Peppermint and rub on the back of your neck for a soothing neck rub.
  6. Soothe hard working hands with this Hand Bath: 5 drops Lavender, 2 drops Marjoram, 3 cups of warm water.  Place your hands into a hand basin and soak for a few minutes.

neck-rub

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Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil

Cinnamon Bark

(Cinnamomum zeylanicum)

topical aromatic

Cinnamon Bark essential oil is used aromatically and topically  while Cinnamon Bark Vitality essential oil is a dietary oil and therefore can be ingested.

Cinnamon Bark oil (not to be confused with cinnamon leaf oil) has a hot and spicy fragrance that is said to unlock feelings of abundance. Many use it aromatically for its warm, inviting tones.  Due to its high content of cinnamaldehyde, cinnamon bark oil is considered a “hot” oil and should be diluted when applied to the skin.

Nothing quite brings out the scents of fall like Cinnamon.  We put it in our pies, our breads, our cider…everything! Take this opportunity to revel in the scents of fall with these favorite fall diffuser blends.

Fall Diffuser Blends

How to use: For aromatic or topical use.  Diffuse, inhale, or add to bath water.  Apply to crown of head, back of neck, behind ears or inside wrists.  Possible skin sensitivity.

  1. After exercise, add to massage oil for a warming, soothing, aromatic massage.
  2. Out of Thieves Household Cleaner?  Add a couple of drops of Cinnamon Bark and Lemon to distilled water in a spray bottle and you have a safe and effective cleaner!
  3. Diffuse this spicy scent to infuse the home with the scents of fall!
  4. Spice up your Potpourri by adding a couple of drops to your arrangement to refresh it’s scent.
  5. place a few drops on vacuum filter to make the whole house smell like cinnamon!

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