Cardamom CO2

Elettaria cardamomum L.


Our Cardamom CO2 total extract, deep yellow in color, has a rich, spicy-sweet, warm, highly aromatic, slightly cineolic aroma with a balsamic-woody, increasingly sweet drydown. The extreme tenacity and


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Product Overview

Our Cardamom CO2 total extract, deep yellow in color, has a rich, spicy-sweet, warm, highly aromatic, slightly cineolic aroma with a balsamic-woody, increasingly sweet drydown. The extreme tenacity and complex aroma of this CO2 extract captures the organoleptic virtues of freshly crushed Cardamom even more completely than does the steam distilled essential oil of Cardamom.

A member of the Ginger family, Cardamom is one of the oldest essential oils known in perfumery. Presently, it is used extensively in cosmetics and perfumery to add a warm, fresh, and invigorating quality. According to Ayurveda, Cardamom enlivens the heart and refreshes the senses.[1] With a lively array of oxides and ester molecules, it is well suited for massage blends, chest rubs, and other aromatherapy and perfumery applications.


We find that the CO2 extracts of the spice oils are preferable in aroma to the more commonly available steam distilled versions and are especially well suited for natural perfumery purposes. Their energetic and vibrant aroma is true to that of the fresh plant material. We use Cardamom CO2 in our Patchouli Amber Spice to give it an added lift – it is one of our very favorite spice oils for use in perfume compositions!

1 Rätsch, Christian. Plants of Love, 1997, pp. 56, 134.

2 Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, p. 127.

3 Ibid, p. 128.

4 Tisserand, Robert and Rodney Young. Essential Oil Safety, 2nd ed., 2014, p. 232.

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7 Reviews


Customer Reviews

Jumps out


I decided to sample and review at the same time I got probably 20 oil’s and this is one of the last ones on the strip. When I put it out when I opened the bottle it jumped up and filled my nose. Very fresh warm citrusy high low middle notes it’s just all over the place beautiful light airy. I would put it in drawers cupboards to make the room smell nice this isn’t just a perfume this is a lifestyle choice

Review by Jolie 5/8/2019

Lovely, complex spice that evolves


Well, I just spilled a bunch of this all over my fingers, so I thought I should take this opportunity to write a review. I love this cardamom! It's spicy, sexy, and bold upfront, and as it develops, it has just the tiniest touch of minty freshness dancing around the scent. In the drydown (at least when coating my fingers) it takes on an almost fruit-like, juicy, round quality. It's quite mouth-watering. I like to blend it with a little bit of the 5% fossilized amber oil to give it a smoky, leathery background.

Review by Heather 8/10/2017

It's comfort in a bottle


I fell in love with cardamom when I started making elderberry syrup and it was in the recipe. I found myself using a pod in my tea blends I drank often. I was looking for something new and really felt I would enjoy this as a new oil in my collection. Boy was I ever happy when I smelled this one! I wore it today for the first time all by it’s self. It certainly enticed my senses. I even had a woman tell me how great I smelled, and that never happens. I was so excited to tell her what it was. I would not suggest anyone digesting any CO2’s. It smells so good, I can see why someone would want to. This oil lasts for a long time and I can’t wait to start blending with it. It’s very warm, down to earth, and has a strong spicy flare. LOVE THIS OIL!!!!!!

Review by Christy 3/24/2017

Kitchen Bliss


I have loved cardamom as a spice for decades. I used cardamom in my apple pies and candied yams. For a fantastic aroma, Cardamom CO2 really brings the memories of grandma, helping mom during Holidays, and warm kitchen days in winter to mind. From what I have read of others' reviews, it's important to remember to let the oil or extract "breathe" before making any decision on how you enjoy the aroma. I used a test strip; dropped a bit of Cardamom CO2 on it and left it alone for a couple of hours. The scent was so warm, soft, and calming that I was transported to those days of my youth in the kitchen with mom/grandma. Good Stuff, Maynard! Thanks, Eden Botanicals.

Review by Stephen 9/4/2014

Wonderful in Coffee


I add just a drop or two to my coffee. It's a great twist for something "a little different" after dinner. Mmmmm.....

Review by Scully 4/30/2013

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