Ginger Essential Oil

Warming, stimulating aphrodisiac

Ginger essential oil is, above all, warming. In fact, its warming, energizing nature is said to help ease loneliness and depression - and make it an aphrodisiac.

Ginger is good for relieving the achiness of colds and flu. It's also well known for relieving stomach upset, including nausea caused by motion sickness and morning sickness.

Its smell straight out of the bottle is nothing special, but ginger aromatherapy oil makes an excellent addition to any spicy blend (in moderation - it can irritate skin) to warm up and energize.

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Botanical Name and Characteristics

Zingiber officinalis

Ginger is a perennial herb that grows 3 to 4 feet high (approximately 1 meter) with white or yellow flowers. It spreads by tuberous rhizome.

Ginger oil has a warm, spicy, woody scent, somewhat similar to the powdered spice.

Therapeutic Action

Warms body and emotions

Lifts mood

Stimulates, energizes

Relieves mental fatigue, improves memory

Relaxes tight muscles, especially back muscles

Reduces minor aches and pains

Helps relieve arthritis pain

Stimulates blood circulation

Relieves stomach upset and nausea

Disinfectant

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Blending

Ginger's strong middle note blends well with all the spice oils, and also bergamot, sandalwood and ylang-ylang.

Cautions

Ginger oil can irritate sensitive skin and is photo-toxic. Do not use before sun exposure.

What Next?

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