If you’ve ever had a mug of warm and spicy chai tea, you’ve literally had a taste of the plant from which we get today’s featured essential oil: cardamom (Elletaria cardamomum)!
According to Pompeii Organics, cardamom essential oil has a chemical makeup that makes it perfect for soothing sore or spastic muscles. It’s a warming oil (as you can tell from chai tea!) and it’s also great for digestion, reducing bloating and gas.
As for mental health, cardamom soothes the mind, helping you focus and keeping you from overthinking.
Cardamom works well with other warm oils, like orange and ginger. You can blend these for an effective digestive lotion.
Interested in trying Cardamom? Contact us! We can give an exclusive deal to our customers. Don’t forget to stop by the Oil City Farmer’s Market from 9-4 tomorrow! It won’t be long before the summer ends and we’ll have to pause the weekly markets until next year. Be sure to come visit us!
For centuries the rose has been associated with love and “happy thoughts”. They are popular in gardens, at weddings, and as gifts, probably more popular than any other flower.
Though this might seem more like a fashion or cultural fancy, the reality is that rose (absolute) oil actually has a wonderful affect on health. Not only is it refreshing, invigorating, and good for skin, it is also good for a variety of deeper physical and emotional needs.
Rose is anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and great for helping the skin heal. It’s also a natural antidepressant, helpful for calming strong emotions like anger and grief, soothing the heart and renewing good feelings.
Because it’s good for the skin, rose oil can be added to water and sprayed all over the body for a refreshing, uplifting, and simple treatment. It can also be added to oil blends for massage. I love to spray rose water around my room and to freshen up after a long day. It brightens the mood and cleanses the skin!
With all this in mind, isn’t it interesting how roses have been a symbol of love and happiness throughout the ages? Somehow before the scientific effects were known, people gravitated toward the flowers as a source of happiness, comfort, and health. How much more can we take advantage of these wonderful properties today!
Have you ever used rose oil? How did it affect you?
What do you think of rose’s ability to positively affect mental health?
Let us know in the comments below!