BOTANICAL NAME: Zingiber officinalis
AROMA: Ginger has a warm, woody scent with a layer of spice
COLOR: Pale Yellow
EXTRACTION METHOD: CO2 Extraction
BLENDS WELL WITH : Bergamot, Cardamom, Black Pepper, Spearmint, Sweet Orange, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang
Ginger oil may be phototoxic, so avoid applying it on skin areas that will be exposed to the sun within 24 hours after application. If you are nursing or are pregnant use with caution.
Ginger essential oil is derived from the ginger root. It has a warm, spicy aromatic fragrance that is also energizing. Ginger is a perennial herb and grows to about 3 – 4 feet high with a thick spreading tuberous rhizome. Every year it shoots up a stalk with narrow spear-shaped leaves, as well as white or yellow flowers growing directly from the root. It has been used as a medicine since very early times and is recorded in both Sanskrit and Chinese texts and is also mentioned in the literature of the ancient Greeks, Romans, and Arabians. Asian medicine uses dried ginger for stomach problems such as stomach-ache, diarrhea, and nausea. The Chinese also use it to boost the heart and to help with mucus and phlegm.
If internal usage is mentioned in this post it means it’s being referred to only 100% pure essential oils. I would never ingest essential oils from the health food store. If you are interested in finding out which oils I use please contact me though email.
The following properties and benefits will only be noticed when using a high quality ginger oil. Please do your research before buying oils;
- Laxative – Loosens the bowels and relieves constipation
- Tonic – Stimulates, energizes, and strengthens the body
- Analgesic – Relieves pain when applied externally, also called anodyne or local anesthetic
- Carminative – Stimulates intestinal peristalsis, relieves and promotes the expulsion of gas from the gastrointestinal tract
- Anti-spasmodic – Relieve nervous irritability and reduce or prevent excessive involuntary muscular contractions and spasms
- Expectorant – Encourages the discharge of mucus from bronchiopulmonary passages
- Stimulant – Increases functional activity and energy in the body
- Anti-septic – It reduces the risk of septic in wounds by preventing bacterial and other infections
One of the main reasons I use ginger essential oil is to combat nausea. You can diffuse this oil in the air or try rubbing a drop on the belly. Add a drop or two to a handkerchief and take in the scent to relieve nausea.
Diffuse in the air, run a drop on the belly or add a drop to water and drink.
Ginger has been used to help stabilize vertigo symptoms for years. Diffuse ginger oil throughout the air or inhale directly from the bottle.
Diffuse, apply topically or inhale through bottle.
Add half a drop to tea or water or take in vegetable capsule form.
Apply topically to chest. Inhale or diffuse throughout a room.
Rub 1-2 drops of diluted oil over the heart twice daily.
Good for balancing moisture in the skin.
Massage a low dilution on the area of concern, add a few drops to a warm bath which can help with arthritis, rheumatism and poor circulation.
Colds & Flu
Diffuse through the air.
Massage 1 drop topically to the belly or take internally.
Apply 1-2 drops to the area of concern.
Massage 1 drop to the abdomen.