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Ginger Essential Oil

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Modern science-based research indicates Ginger essential oil has an array of health-promoting properties. It is employed by holistic healthcare practitioners, herbalists and aromatherapists for a diversity of wellness support. It is warming, soothing, comforting.

The queasy feelings brought on by travel and heavy meals is put in-check by the amazing botanical. While consumption of Ginger (in its  is the ultimate way to dial-in Ginger’s effectiveness for some maladies, simply diffusing Ginger essential oil  and simply sensing its distinctive aroma will go a long way to relief.

The stresses, strains and brain-drain of modern life are dispelled with ginger – and maybe a little Peppermint.     

Ginger 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 root is put through a hydro infusion extraction method to capture the essential oil.


Botanical Name: Zingiber officinale

Origin: Sri Lanka

Method: Steam Distilled

Plant Part: Root

Note: Base

Family: Zingiberaceae

Blends Well With: Fennel, Lemon, and other spices and citrus

Aroma: Sweet, spicy, and similar to the aroma of Ginger candy

Consistency: Thin - Medium

Color: Yellow

Comments from GC/MS report:The analysis of this Ginger batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic essential oil of Zingiber officinale. No contamination or adulteration was detected. The results provided in this GCMS quality analysis reflect the chemical composition of the oil and lot referenced above on the date of analysis.

Safety & Shelf life

Safety: If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use undiluted on skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions. Do not use internally, unless directed by a licensed Aromatherapist or physician.

OK For Kids: 2+

Kids Max Dilution: 1%

Shelf Life: 7 Years

How to Use

Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure 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 when using a new essential oil topically.

Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite 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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