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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Ginger's strong middle note blends well with:

  • all the spice oils

and is especially nice with:

  • bergamot
  • sandalwood
  • ylang-ylang


Ginger oil can irritate sensitive skin and is photo-toxic.

Do not use before sun exposure.

Buy ginger essential oil from Amazon.  Please, please don't buy the cheapest oils - I promise you they'll be diluted with synthetic ick you don't want on your skin.

What Next?

Recipes using Ginger Essential Oil

Check out a few warm, spicy recipes using ginger aromatherapy oil...

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