January is a great time to talk about Cardamom essential oil! The winter can be damp. Cardamom is known to reduce damp, congested conditions in the respiratory and digestive systems.
When suffering from cold or flu, try using Cardamom essential oil to reduce chest and head pain.
5 drops of Cardamom
5 drops of Opopanax (Commiphora guidotti)
Add to to a blank inhaler.
I've found that this simple inhaler blend can open up the breath, reduce congestion, and relieve a headache.
Cardamom can also help alleviate nausea. I like to add 2 drops of Cardamom to a small handful of jojoba oil and apply it to my lower back and belly. It's warm and soothing.
Cardamom belongs to the same family as Ginger (Zingiberaceae), and they're both warming oils that assist digestion.