Discover the secret to wellness with Edens Garden's Galangal Root essential oil. Extracted from a plant that belongs to the ginger family, this oil is a beloved staple in many EO collections. Known for its culinary uses in Asian cuisines, Galangal Root essential oil brings more than just flavor to the table. It's a wellness powerhouse closely related to Ginger but with a slightly larger and woodier profile.
Galangal Root is rich in antioxidants, which makes it an excellent choice for boosting overall wellness. This potent essential oil is also known for amplifying intuition and meditation, making it a perfect companion for yoga practices. Moreover, it can be a secret ingredient in your massage oil blends, providing a pungent yet pleasant aroma while promoting healthy digestion.
Incorporating Galangal Root into your daily routine is simple. Add a few drops to your diffuser during meditation for a calming ambiance, or blend it with a carrier oil for a revitalizing massage. For a DIY skincare hack, mix it with your favorite lotion or cream. Experience the magic of Galangal Root essential oil today, and let it guide you on your wellness journey.
Botanical Name: Alpinia galanga
Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Rhizome
Blends Well With: Ginger, Cinnamon and other spices
Aroma: Saccharine, potent, candy-like
Color: Clear to Amber
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.
- Galangal Root essential oil is extracted from the stem of a plant in the ginger family, which also includes Turmeric and Cardamom. Galangal is best known as a popular culinary seasoning in many Asian cuisines where it adds heavenly flavor and aroma to Thai and Vietnamese soups and other foods. This aromatic botanic is closely related to ginger, being slightly larger and woodier. In massage oil preparations it is used often to treat inflammation, arthritis, sore throat and digestive issues.
- Galangal is a root, akin to GInger that is native to Indonesia. It has been used for centuries with wellness in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. It also plays an important role with food preparation. There are two kinds of galangal, greater and lesser. The essential oil uses the variety, Alpinia galanga. It has a slightly larger and thicker appearance than lesser galangal and like lesser galangal has a noticeably dense texture compared to ginger.
- Essential oils are powerful, concentrated substances so a little goes a long way. Two of the most effective ways to use them is by way of inhalation and topical use. Ingesting Galangal Root essential oil is rarely necessary or recommended, no matter the brand. Ingestion can lead to adverse reactions such as medication contraindications, mucous membrane irritation, sensitization and nausea if done incorrectly. Therefore, if you wish to take essential oils internally, we strongly recommend consulting with a knowledgeable professional with experience in internal use.
- Galangal Root essential oil is made via steam distillation. In steam distillation, plant material is placed in a still, water is added, then heat is applied to the unit. As water heats, plants release their essential oil, the oil rises with steam droplets that are sucked into a pipe and the oil and water are then separated. While it may not be possible to make Galangal Root essential oil at home, you can make aromatic hydrosol water that contains many of the same therapeutic benefits as an essential oil. Click here for instructions on how to make your own hydrosol.
- Galangal Root essential oil is steam distilled from the rhizome (the root) of the plant and is has an uplifting aroma. The plant is closely related to ginger and turmeric (and blends well with both). It has a thin consistency that ranges from clear in color to light amber tones. Its cooling aromatic maintains a ginger-like quality that is slightly spicy, woody and fresh and works well in blends for digestion, motion sickness and travel sickness.
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.
IMMUNITY: Combine 40 drops Galangal Root, 30 drops Ginger and 30 drops Clementine in an amber glass stock bottle. Add to your diffuser during colder months.
CLEAN: In a glass spray bottle, add 1 oz grain alcohol, 40 drops Galangal Root, 30 drops Tea Tree and 10 drops Cinnamon Bark. Let sit for an hour before adding 2 oz of distilled water. Spray onto dirty surfaces and wipe clean.
PURIFY: Diffuse Galangal Root and Hyssop to clear the air.