A warming essential oil that improves mood, circulation, digestion and flatulence. It is also a general stimulant yet relieves aches and pains.
Best ways to use Ginger essential oil:
- Direct Palm / Nasal Inhaler: Place a drop of oil in the palm of your hand, gently rub the hands together, cup your hands around your nose and take a deep breath in through the nose. You can also add several drops to nasal inhaler and breathe in throughout the day. You can repeat multiple times though out the day (add lemon for stimulation).
- Diffuser: Ginger is a wonderful oil to add to a diffuser. It’s disinfectant properties makes it a great ingredient in a room freshening scent (summer great to use lemon and sweet orange and cinnamon and clove in winter)
- Add to a carrier oil such as apricot kernel or sweet almond (1% or less) and rub on abdomen or apply as a compress to relieve stomach pains (great to add to peppermint).
Other oils it blends well with:
Atlas cedar, cinnamon, clove, lemon, mandarin, neroli, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, sweet orange, vetiver, ylang ylang.
Fun facts: Ginger is native to Asia. In Oriental medicine ginger is used in about half of the herbal formulas. In the 16th Century King Henry VIII recommended ginger as a remedy for the plague.
Cautions: May irritate skin. Use in the lowest concentrations.