Botanical Name: Zingiber officinale
Method: CO2 Extracted
Plant Part: Root
Blends Well With: Allspice, Cardamom, Cinnamon Bark or Leaf, Lemon, Lemongrass, Sweet Orange and Yuzu
Aroma: Rich, warm, spicy and true to Ginger
Consistency: Slightly thick
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: 7 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.
- Ginger CO2 and Ginger essential oil both have similar chemical compositions but different quantities of compounds. As a result, researchers have found that Ginger CO2 and essential oil are both antibacterial, but Ginger CO2 is more effective in inhibiting gram-positive bacteria and Ginger essential oils are better at inhibiting gram-negative bacteria. Ginger CO2 is also primed for boosting antioxidants and aiding digestion whereas the essential oil best serves as a respiratory aid, pain reliever and immune supporter. When it comes to aroma, the next closest thing to freshly chopped Ginger from the market is Ginger CO2. If you were to blindly inhale Ginger essential oil, there’d be no doubt that its zesty, spicy aroma belongs to Ginger, but it’s slightly more earthy and grounding than its fresh CO2 counterpart.
- Essential oils and CO2s are powerful, concentrated substances so a little goes a long way. Two of the most effective ways to use them are by way of inhalation and topical use. Using Ginger CO2 oil internally is rarely necessary or recommended, no matter the brand. Essential oil and CO2 ingestion can lead to adverse reactions such as medication contraindications, mucous membrane irritation, sensitization and nausea if done incorrectly. Therefore, if you wish to ingest essential oils, we strongly recommend consulting with a knowledgeable professional with experience in internal use that will keep your digestive organs safe from irritations.
- The exciting use of CO2 extraction results in an oil containing heavier plant molecules, producing a richer, more therapeutic amalgam which gives this oil the same benefit as a remedy to boost digestion as well as for nausea, improved appetite and blood circulation which in turn eases pain associated with aging and any other physical injury. Ginger CO2 has more intense properties - for example, its ability as an antibacterial is more effective as a CO2. Considering this, Ginger is naturally a very warming and the CO2 version has a very intense Ginger aromatic. Those sensitive to strong aromas may want to consider using the steam distilled variety.
- Ginger CO2 oil is known to powerfully soothe pain and inflammation. To use it for this purpose, dilute it to 3% by combining 18 drops Ginger CO2 and 1 oz carrier oil or unscented lotion. Alternatively, for muscular pain and comfort add 3 drops to a 10 ml roll-on and top off with carrier oil. Apply it topically to the area of concern. For digestive discomfort and inflammation as well as respiratory issues, diffuse 10 drops Ginger CO2 per 100 ml of water in an essential oil diffuser.
- It’s quite simple to employ Ginger essential oil for 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.
Similar yet unique from essential oils, CO2 extraction results in an oil containing heavier plant molecules, which produces richer therapeutic properties, a longer shelf life and aromas closer to the plants they’re derived from.
Apply Topically: Our CO2s 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 CO2 or essential oil topically.
Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite CO2s 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.
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