This organic cardamom comes from the Alta Verapaz region of Guatemala (near Coban). Its main properties for skin are antioxidant, antiseptic, cleansing. Cardamom oil is one of the oldest essential oil known. Egyptians used it in perfumes and incense. The warming properties found in the spice also make the essential oil useful in massage oil formulas. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), cardamom oil has long been described as a Qi tonic, warming invigorating and spirit lifting. It is also useful in dental products as it can kill germs and eliminate bad breath when used as a mouthwash. In traditional medicine Cardamom oil is used for warming the body and relieving pain.