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Cardamom: The Oil of Objectivity

Ever get that feeling where you’re so angry that your anger goes to your head and you become “hot headed” and aggressive? You literally become “inebriated” with anger and can easily lose control and rational functions. Cardamom helps the individual in this state to regain some objectivity, mental sobriety and self-control over their senses. Those moments of extreme anger and frustration are often directed outwards towards other people and we want to avoid that at all costs. Cardamom demands us to stop the blame of others and helps us personal ownership and personal responsibility of themselves. In this way, Cardamom assists in letting go of emotional distortions which causes the individual to objectify other people and see them as inconveniences.

Cardamom is excellent for days when you find yourself emotionally overwhelmed and drained, which may in fact be symptoms of nervous exhaustion. When you’re lost in your thoughts and second-guessing everything and stress has affected your ability to focus and concentrate. That’s when you whip up your Cardamom and either diffuse it or apply it over your solar plexus chakra – the center of responsibility – to help “digest” these intense emotions of frustration and anger as well as to help you unwind and strengthen your resolve in the face of challenges and responsibility, especially the sort of challenges that test your endurance.

As you use Cardamom, you will enhance positive feelings such as clarity, direction, motivation, enthusiasm, confidence, courage, and purpose; and counteract negative attributes like apathy, confusion, inflexibility, intolerance, unreasonableness, sluggishness, and rigidity.

You will feel more at peace, calm and in control of yourself when you use Cardamom essential oil.

Blends Well With

Cardamom blends well with: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Clove, Lavender, Orange, Peppermint, Rose and Ylang Ylang essential oils.

Don’t Have This Oil?

Depending on your uses for this oil, substitutes may include: Ginger, Eucalyptus or Rosemary.

Usage Tips

Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

Oil information from: “Emotions and Essential Oils: A Modern Resource for Healing” and “The Essential Life”