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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10 uses for Transformation™ essential oil blend

Transformation™

aromatic

Transformation™  includes Idaho blue spruce, palo santo, and ocotea. These powerful essential oils empower you to replace negative beliefs with uplifting thoughts, changing your overall attitude, emotions, and behavior.

By replacing negative beliefs with new, revitalizing thought patterns, individuals gain the power to transform behaviors, emotions, and attitudes. Transformation essential oil blend can help empower and uphold the changes you want to make in your life. Transformation blend radiates with the purifying oils of lemon and peppermint along with revitalizing power of sesquiterpenes from sandalwood and Sacred Frankincense.

Positive, uplifting thoughts are foundational for the transformation of behavior.  Here are some ways you can use Transformation to transition your life for the better:

How to use: For aromatic use. Diffuse or inhale. 

  1. Relax:  Apply Transformation topically over your heart or on your shoulders to encourage relaxation and promote positive thinking.
  2. Get centered and focus: Apply Transformation on your shoulders and feel your thoughts start to change. Feel more centered and focused on your body, mind, and soul and allow yourself to listen to your inner voice and start setting goals for self-improvement.
  3. Courage: feel more courage to start to see the difference you make in your life and to make necessary changes.
  4. Believe in yourself: Inhale Transformation or place a few drops over the back of your neck to increase self-belief.
  5. Acceptance:  Acceptance of difficult situations is never easy.  Letting go requires a lot of self talk and courage.  Apply Transformation to shoulders or diffuse to promote acceptance of difficult situations.
  6. Negative emotions: Life events can leave us reeling emotionally.  Whether it’s loss of a loved one, or betrayal, our negative emotions can take control.   Inhale transformation to promote release of those negative emotions.
  7. Forgiveness: Sometimes our own stubbornness is our worse enemy.  Transform those harbored negative feelings to something more positive.
  8. Family time:  Take a deep breath and enhance a feeling of togetherness by diffusing Transformation
  9. Open Mind:  Fear of new situations holds us back from experiences.  Encourage an open mind and promote overcoming that fear with Transformation.
  10. Goal settting: When setting your goals, there are several essential oils that can help you gain vision and clarity about what you’d like to achieve.  Transformation is a great place to start.

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