Updated: Oct 24
Zingiber Officinale (Ginger Oil)
Spicy, peppery and aromatic, ginger essential oil is a wonderful winter oil.
Native to India, China, Sri Lanka and Indonesia, the medicinal benefits of Ginger have been recorded in ancient Sanskrit and Chinese texts, and used in ancient times by the Romans and Greeks for various treatments, including its benefits as a digestive aid. Fresh ginger is used in China for a range of complaints, such as colds, excess mucous, diarrhoea.
Stimulating, warming, analgesic and antispasmodic are just a few of the therapeutic properties of this wondrous oil. Said to ease joint pains and relieve cramps and muscle spasms, I use this oil regularly in massage oils for post-workout sore muscles to great effect. The warming properties work wonders on tired muscles. Ginger is great for digestion and nausea.
As with many essential oils, ginger is used as a fragrance in cosmetics and perfumes, particularly men's fragrances.
Blends Well With
and many others...
Dr Mariza's Digest and Uplift Diffuser Blend
2 drops Orange (Citrus aurantium sinensis)
2 drops Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
1 drop Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata)
Add to your Aromatherapy diffuser and enjoy the aroma for 20-30 minutes. Keep the room well ventilated if you have pets, young or elderly people present.
Essential Oil Safety:
Always read the EO safety guidance
Always dilute before use (seek advice for recommended quantities)
Avoid contact with the eyes/mucous membranes
Do not use if pregnant without seeking advice
Do not use on children younger than 5 without seeking advice
Use lower dilutions for children/elderly
Ensure pets can leave the room if diffusing essential oils
If you have any medical conditions seek advice
If you are asthmatic or have any other lung condition, test your body response by smelling the caps of each oil before using to ensure the oils do not cause any sensitivity.
Stop use immediately if you experience a reaction - inform your therapist and seek medical advice
May cause skin sensitisation in some individuals (use in small doses)
"Essential Oil Safety" by Robert Tisserand - E-book published by Elsevier Health Sciences
"The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils" by Julia Lawless - Updated Edition (2014) published by Harper Thorsons
"The Essential Oils Hormone Solution" by Dr Mariza Snyder - First Edition (2019) published by Rodale Books
"Ginger Essential Oil" by Decleor - Blog (retrieved 06/01/2021) https://www.decleor.co.uk/blogs/ginger.html
Get in touch if you'd like to smell any of the oils in my collection, get help with creating your own blend, or have a treatment.
Medical Disclaimer - The above information is intended for educational purposes only, and not to be taken as an endorsement or replacement for any particular medical health treatment. Please check with your health provider before embarking on any type of herbal treatment.