Modern science-based research indicates Ginger essential oil has an array of health-promoting properties. Ginger essential oil is employed by holistic healthcare practitioners, herbalists and aromatherapists for a diversity of health benefits. It is warming, soothing, comforting.
Ginger root essential oil is mostly known for its ability to curb the queasy feelings brought on by travel and heavy meals. While the consumption of fresh ginger is the ultimate way to dial in its effectiveness, simply diffusing Ginger essential oil and sensing its distinctive aroma can go a long way to relieve nausea and occasional indigestion.
The stresses, strains and brain-drain of modern life are dispelled with ginger – and maybe a little Peppermint. Ginger root oil is known for its anti-inflammatory effects, helping to soothe sore muscles or discomfort caused by inflammation.
The Ginger plant is an upright perennial herb that grows up to 3 feet in height. It has spreading, thick rhizomes that have a very strong aroma. Each year, the plant sprouts green reed-like stalk with narrow spear shaped leaves and white or yellow flowers. The ginger root is put through a hydro infusion extraction method to capture the pure essential oil.
Botanical Name: Zingiber officinale
Origin: Sri Lanka
Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Root
Blends Well With: Fennel, Lemon, and other spices and citrus
Aroma: Sweet, spicy, and similar to the aroma of Ginger candy
Consistency: Thin - Medium
Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.
OK For Kids: 2+
Kids Max Dilution: 1%
Shelf Life: 2-3 Years
Pet Safety: Essential oils are generally safe to diffuse around adult cats and dogs intermittently. Ensure the room you’re diffusing in is well-ventilated and that your pet can leave if desired. Discontinue use if you notice any adverse reaction. Avoid topical use and diffusing around young pets, small animals or pets with health problems.
- There are several ways to effectively use Ginger essential oil and obtain its benefits, including 1.) To breathe easier as well as for nausea, add 10 drops to your essential oil diffuser per 100 ml of water. 2.) Dilute 12 drops per 1 ounce of carrier oil and use in a pain massage oil blend to comfort injury as well as improve circulation. 3.) To improve circulation and ease injuries, add 6 drops of Ginger to 1 ounce of Castille soap and 1 cup of Epsom salt for added magnesium absorption. Add the mixture to your bath and soak up the goodness. 4.) Add 10 drops to an Essential Oil Inhaler and take it with you for on-the-go therapeutic use for altitude sickness and respiratory concerns.
- To boost digestion and calm stomach upset including nausea, motion sickness, Ginger is useful blended with Peppermint and Sweet Orange essential oils. In massage oil blends, it can improve circulation, ease inflammation and for physical aches and pains and pairs well with other likeminded essential oils in muscle rubs and massage oils. In cleaning blends to fight bacteria, it can be used in DIY cleaning products as well as diffused to destroy germs where they stand.
- Whether or not Ginger can actually help with weight loss, the fact is that this claim needs more research to back it. Some studies suggest that eating the root Ginger can enhance calorie burn and reduce cravings and suppresses appetite which is associated with potential weight loss. It may also be possible that Ginger can affect how fat is burned by your body, how carbs are digested and how the body puts to use insulin.
- Ginger is used in traditional medicine for physical pain relief and to reduce inflammatory conditions. Try diluting it into a massage oil blend or into a muscle and joint rub with other likeminded oils such as Juniper Berry, Nutmeg, Chamomile- German and Spike Lavender with an herbal carrier oil blend such as Trauma Oil. Massage topically into the area of pain and combine with a heating pad for 10 minutes if desired to boost the body's absorption of the oils.
- It's quite simple to employ Ginger essential oil for any kind of stomach upset. Simply breathing in the aroma from an essential oil diffuser can work wonders. Alternately, make a belly massage oil blend with a carrier oil and 6-8 drops of Ginger essential oil to relieve nausea - paired with peppermint, it's unstoppable. This blend can also be massaged onto pulse points at your forehead and wrists and on your neck. For nausea, try blending a few drops each of Ginger with Peppermint essential oil in an essential oil nasal inhaler for on-the-go use.
Apply Topically: Our ginger essential oil is made with 100% pure ginger extract and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test using a cotton ball when using a new essential oil topically.
Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your ginger essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.
DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.
STIMULATE: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 5 drops of Ginger, 3 drops of Peppermint, 9 drops of Rosemary and 3 drops of Lemon, then fill with Jojoba oil and shake to mix well. Apply enough to cover the area and massage where needed to support circulation. (1.7% dilution)
INHALATION: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Ginger, 5 drops of Fennel and 5 drops of Sweet Orange.
TUMMY MASSAGE: Add: 5-6 drops of Ginger to your diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes. For a tummy massage add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 4 drops of Ginger, 5 drops of Bergamot, 3 drops of Peppermint and 8 drops of Lavender, then fill with Sweet Almond oil. Shake to mix well. Apply a teaspoon over the abdomen and massage. (1.7% dilution)
MOTION EASE: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Ginger, 5 drops of Tangerine and 5 drops of Lemon. Or add Ginger to your Thera Lux Nebulizing Diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.
MUSCLE MASSAGE: Combine: 1 drop of Ginger, 1 drop of Peppermint, 1 drop of Frankincense (Frereana) and 2 drops of Frankincense (Serrata) with 1 tablespoon of Jojoba oil and 1/2 cup Epsom salts. Stir together and add to running bath water for a relaxing soak. Alternately, make a muscle rub by adding the following to a 2 ounce bottle: 10 drops of Ginger, 6 drops of Peppermint, 10 drops of Frankincense (Serrata), 10 drops of Copaiba and 2 ounces of Avocado oil. (3% dilution)
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