Ginger essential oil is obtained from the root of the ginger plant. Ginger oil is naturally spicy and warming and is a natural antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial.
Ginger Essential oil Benefits
Ginger oil has pain relieving and warming properties. Hence it is a good addition to massage oil and may benefit joint pain, muscular aches, poor circulation, sprains and strains. If you are adding it to a massage oil, use sparingly, no more than 1% as it is quite potent,
Ginger is well known for it's ability to calm a queasy stomach and it is aid that sniffing the oil during a journey can help to relieve travel sickness, or placing a few drops in a diffuser can have the same effect.
When diffused, ginger gives an uplifting and energising aroma. Here are a couple of diffuser blends you may like to try:
Uplifting and refreshing; 2 drops ginger oil, 2 drops lime oil, 2 drops mandarin oil
Refreshing: 2 drops ginger oil, 2 drops spearmint oil
Ginger oil for Skin - ginger can be added sparingly to skin preparations. It is believed to reduce imflammation, have anti-aging properties and also toning and anti-oxidant properties.
Botanical Name: Zingiber officinalis
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Country of Origin: India
Colour, Consistency and Aroma: Yellow liquid with spicy arom. Base note with medium aroma, warm, spicy, woody scent.
Ginger Oil Blends with: Lemon, Cedarwood, Lime, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Geranium, Rose, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Bergamot, Rosewood, Neroli, Orange, Ylang-Ylang.