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.
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.
Warms body and emotions
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
Ginger's strong middle note blends well with all the spice oils, and also bergamot, sandalwood and ylang-ylang.
Ginger oil can irritate sensitive skin and is photo-toxic. Do not use before sun exposure.
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