5 Uses for Ginger Essential Oil

January 25, 2016
Ginger is an exceptional addition to any massage oil. It boosts the immune system and has amazing warming qualities. Because it’s aroma is so potent and powerful, Ginger should always be highly diluted when used on the skin. Many people use Ginger as a remedy for seasonal affective disorder. For thousands of years, Ginger has been a favorite domestic spice in the Eastern and Western Hemisphere. In China, fresh Ginger is used for rheumatism and bacterial dysentery. It has long been used as a digestive aid and to soothe the respiratory system. Mental fatigue and motion sickness don’t stand a chance with Ginger in hand. It also aids in poor circulation, colds, achy muscles and migraines. 


Here’s our favorite 5 uses for this wonder-working essential oil! 

1. Inhale Ginger to alleviate nausea or motion sickness.
2. Add a few drops to any massage oil to boost the immune system. 
3. Add 5-6 drops of Ginger to your aroma diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes to help alleviate digestive issues. 
4. Add 5-6 drops of Ginger to your aroma diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes to alleviate a headache or migraine. 
5. Place a drop of Ginger on a tissue and breathe in the aroma to help sooth a cough. 


  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Cathi! A book we often recommend is, The Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness by Nerys Purchon and Lora Cantele. Another book we love is, Aromatherapy A Complete Guide To The Healing Art by Kathi Keville and Mindy Green. They are both full of wonderful, easy to follow, recipes and very helpful information.

    On April 28, 2016

  • Cathi says...

    I would like a reference book about essential oils. The one recommended to me evidently only has info on Doterra products. Do you have one that you sell or recommend?

    On April 27, 2016

  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Marie! We don’t recommend internal use because we don’t know what medications, allergies, and medical history each individual customer has and what reactions could occur out of those factors. Some of our customers have chosen to use our oils internally while working with a certified aromatherapist.

    On April 26, 2016

  • Marie says...

    Can I put the ginger in my smoothies or is strictly for external use?

    On April 25, 2016

  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Jennifer! By carrier oil, we are referring to a vegetable or nut oil that is used to dilute an essential oil, because essential oils are so highly concentrated and may cause skin irritation if used neat, or undiluted. We offer a wide variety of carrier oils in our Carrier Oil section under “Shop.”

    3% dilution = 15-18 drops of essential oil per 2 Tbsp. of carrier

    On April 07, 2016

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