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Ginger

Zingiber offinale
Steam Distilled
Warming, Spicy, Energizing

Fresh, spicy, and woody aroma useful for easing muscle aches and pains, as well as improving blood circulation throughout the body

The scent of fresh ginger root is different from distilled ginger oil. The fresh root is brighter in aroma while the distilled oil has a woodier aroma. Ginger root is used frequently in many Asian styles of cooking.  The essential oil is complex with hints of lemon and spicy as well as earthy notes. Ginger is also useful in treating digestive ailments; however caution should be applied when using this oil, as it could cause irritation.  During the winter, ginger oil can be used to warm spirits and help lift depressed moods. Ginger is commonly used in in Chinese medicine to strengthen the heart improve circulation.  The interesting history of ginger includes its travel in the spice trade from Asia to Europe. Greeks and Romans both used ginger for its aphrodisiac potentials.

Topically*: Combine ginger oil with carrier oil and use to massage the skin, which will create a warming and relaxing sensation. 

Aromatically: Smelling the aroma by placing a small amount of the oil onto a cotton ball and tacking a few sniffs for instant relief of nausea. The oil can also be used in a diffuser to add warmth to your home during cold winters.

Blends well with…

Cedarwood for a warming, woody aroma

Geranium to create a fresh scent

Lemon to energize

Patchouli for a complex woody scent

More Tips & Common Uses: Ginger root is thought to create clarity in the mind and enhance strength. It is also commonly used to treat digestive problems such as heartburn, indigestion, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and nausea.  Ginger has also been used to treat colds, repertory conditions, motion sickness, arthritis, and period pains.

* Pure essential oils are very potent.  We strongly recommend diluting them when applying topically to avoid any potential skin sensitivities. Please refer to our Essential Oil Safety Guidelines for more information.

Disclaimer:  The information provided here and throughout our website is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, cure, or diagnose any condition.  This information is not intended as a substitute for consulting with your health care provider.  It’s best to consult with a healthcare professional before using any essential oil during pregnancy or before using essential oils with children.