Ginger Essential Oil – The Oil of Empowerment
With its use dating back thousands of years to ancient Chinese folk medicine, ginger is a culinary and medicinal plant that is both delicious and useful. The plant itself is a flowering part of the Zingiber family of plants, and it is the root of the plant that is used for human consumption, as a spice, and as an essential oil. The leaves are also edible but aren’t as commonly used.
The primary use for ginger in its edible or medicinal form is to aid in digestive health. The spicy scent of ginger is easily recognizable, and despite being characterized by a peppery taste, it is very soothing on the stomach. In fact, it is often recommended for nausea relief.
Country of origin: Indonesia
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Scent Description: Ginger oil is a strong smelling oil – spicy, sharp, warm, with a hint of lemon and pepper, which smells of actual ginger.
Blends Well With: Cedarwood, geranium, patchouli, rose, rosemary, sandalwood, vetiver, sweet orange, lemon, bergamot, ylang-ylang, lemongrass, and citronella essential oils.
Therapeutic Properties & Uses:
- Ginger is an ancient spice with powerful anti-inflammatory properties. The top health benefits of ginger include its ability to relieve nausea and pain, treat osteoarthritis, prevent cancer, treat arthritis, improve respiratory conditions, and reduce flatulence. It also helps boost bone health, strengthen the immune system, and increase appetite.
- This spicy root is also good for enhancing sexual activity, mitigating obesity, and relieving the pain related to menstrual disorders.
- Aching muscles, arthritis, nausea, poor circulation. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 60-64.]
Shelf Life: 6-8 years
- Essential oils are for aromatherapy and external use only.
- Never apply essential oils in its pure and concentrated forms directly onto the skin. Mix it with a carrier oil first.
- Be sure to do a skin patch test before applying it topically onto the desired area to ensure that there are no allergic or sensitive reactions.
- If you are pregnant, be sure to check with your doctor first before using essential oils.
- This essential oil is also compatible for use in perfumery, soap- and candle-making, and all other aromatherapy needs.
- Available in 100% PURE ESSENTIAL OILS, and in a WATER-SOLUBLE blend.
- PURE ESSENTIAL OILS are highly concentrated plant-based natural oils and must be diluted with water when used in oil burners and diffusers. Dilute first with a carrier oil if used topically. CLICK HERE FOR CARRIERS OILS >>
- WATER-SOLUBLE ESSENTIAL OILS are blends of pure essential oils and natural emulsifiers and compounds, that make them soluble in water, and designed for diffusing. Note: You may have to use more drops to reach the same level of scent-throw as pure oils. Adjust the amount of drops accordingly to your preferred strength.
- Diffusing essential oils is best in air-conditioned spaces.
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