Ginger Essential Oil (10 ml)
The Ginger personality is very masculine, fiery and deep, but outgoing and caring at the same time. He is the gentle giant uncle with massive hands and a wicked sense of humour who is reaching out to lift you up and boost your mood. His outer shell isn’t the easiest to crack and looks scary and imposing, but his heart is soft like a sponge. Give him some time, patience and care, and you will see how he transforms into your best guide through tough situations. Ginger is a lively companion, but don’t think he is an extrovert! He still deeply cherishes his personal space.
Ginger is the archetype of non-toxic masculinity; strong, silent and yet deeply warm and supportive. On first encounter, ginger will be reluctant to say much; on the second encounter he might come across as fiery and sharp, but by the third meeting you will feel his warmth and balancing effect.
Ginger has a good ear for listening, but don’t force him to talk. He hates it! Tell him how you are, and listen when he replies- there is a lot of valuable information about the both of you in his advice.
Spicy, lemony, balsamic, woody and warm
Circulation: Ginger has rubefacient properties. It stimulates circulation and increases blood flow in the area of topical application, which results in reduced pain and swelling (Aromahead Institute).
Digestive: Ginger can be used to ease nausea or vomiting stemming from pregnancy, travel sickness or chemotherapy by inhaling the aroma directly or via an inhaler or adding to a carrier oil or cream to be used topically. One study found that a test group of pregnant mothers who used ginger oil experienced decreased nausea and vomiting, without any risk to the pregnancy (Vutyavanich et al, 1997).Ginger is also used to relieve nausea in patients at Texas Health Harris Hospital (Buckle PhD, Clinical Aromatherapy, Essential oils in healthcare, 2015). Applying a blend over the abdomen helps support digestion, prevent gas, and reduce diarrhea.
Immune: Ginger is highly effective for providing immune system support. It blends well with Frankincense, Lavender, and Lemongrass to support the immune system.
Musculoskeletal: Ginger has several properties that make it an effective addition in creams, lotions, blends and oils formulated to reduce pain, inflammation, muscle spasms, and to manage osteoarthritis symptoms. Ginger’s analgesic and anti-inflammatory actions have long been recognized and used in traditional medicine for reducing pain and inflammation (Carrasco et al. 2009). Another study proved Ginger’s potential in osteoarthritis treatment (Rahmani, Al Shabrmi and Aly 2014). Several other studies have shown that Ginger is also a powerful antioxidant (Shaaban, El-Ghorab and Shibmato 2012, Rahmani, Al Shabrmi and Aly 2014).
Warming: Ginger oil is inherently warming. This makes it very effective for managing a range of issues such as diarrhea or excess mucus that result from internal moisture and rheumatism that results from external moisture (Aromahead Institute).
Respiratory: Studies show that Ginger is an effective bronchodilator (Franchomme and Pénoël, 1990). It is helps clear excess mucus from the respiratory system and manage the symptoms of chronic bronchitis.
Safety & Dilution
Ginger is non-toxic and non-irritant. However, do not use in big dilution.
Only use diluted on the skin (dilution ca be done in any carrier like coconut, olive oil, lotion etc). See here DILUTION GUIDELINES according to age or ailment.
Discontinue in case of any skin irritation. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears and sensitive areas.
Keep out of reach of children. Do not apply on the skin of children younger than 2 years old. If pregnant, nursing or under medical care please consult physician. Do not use internally, unless directed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.
Use with caution around pets. When diffusing in the room make sure the door is open so that the animal can leave in case of discomfort.
Shelf life & Storage
Shelf life: 5 years
We recommend storing oils in a cool, dark and dry area away from direct sunlight. Keep the cap closed tightly to avoid oxygen exposure. Oils that are past expiry date should not be used for therapeutic purpose but they can still be used for cleaning.
Latin Name: Zingiber officinale
Botanical Family: Zingiberaceae
Main chemical constituents: A-terpineol, limonene, b-bourbonene
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Plant part used: Root
Aromatic note: Middle