Floracopeia Ginger Essential Oil

$25.00

Zingiber officinale

Warming and stimulating, Floracopeia's organic ginger oil belongs in the front row of the aromatherapist's counter as a superior supportive tonic to the body and mind.

½ fl oz (15 mL)

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Description

A large part of Ayurveda is fundamentally a form of “aromatic botanical medicine.” …Ayurveda is richly fragrant. Every aspect of treatment and therapy is infused with aromas, which are emanating mostly from the essential oil content of the herbal ingredients that are being used; it is these aromas (and flavors) that provide many of the therapeutic benefits one enjoys when using Ayurveda. The Ayurvedic pharmacopeia is filled with aromatic plants that are well known throughout the world, as well as its own collection of unique species.
—David Crow, L.Ac, founding director of Floracopeia

About Ginger Essential Oil
The essential warming property of gingerol, the active ingredient of ginger root, makes it ideal for digestive support. The essential oil can be topically applied in highly diluted form over the abdomen in a compress. The essential oil, when diffused or inhaled, supports the lungs’ natural function of clearing any heaviness or discomfort.

When diffused or massaged into skin (always highly diluted), ginger operates as a tonic and restorative for vital health. Ginger is commonly used in Chinese medicine to strengthen the heart and restore the flow of stagnant chi.

The deeply warming qualities of ginger root essential oil render it useful as a general restorative for emotional depletion, it is effective in revitalizing energy and counteracting exhaustion.

Ginger Essential Oil Profile
This CO2 extracted organic ginger oil from India has a fragrance that is true to the pungent, spicy sweet warmth of fresh ginger root.

How to Use Ginger Essential Oil
Direct Palm Inhalation: Use ginger in combination with bergamot (a drop of each is lovely) to support healthy energy levels and feelings of well-being.

Other ways to use Ginger Essential Oil
Ginger essential oil can be applied topically if highly diluted (1% or less), as a compress, or in the bath, through direct inhalation, or diffuser.

  • Apply a drop of ginger oil to a tissue or cotton ball for enhancing digestive balance and as a quick support for any discomfort.
  • Dilute 2 drops ginger essential oil with one tablespoon castor oil as a compress or as a massage oil to support the active parts of your body.
  • Mix one drop ginger oil with three drops of chamomile and add to a warm bath to soothe an upset belly.
  • For easy and comfortable breathing, use 4 drops of ginger with a few drops of cardamom essential oil plus two drops of thyme essential oil in steam therapy.

Ginger Essential Oil Recipes

  • Soft Tissue Massage Formula: 4 drops ginger, 6 drops peppermint, 6 drops Eucalyptus globulus, 2 drops sweet birch in 30 mL marula or other carrier oil
  • Belly Balance Blend: 4 drops ginger, 8 drops peppermint, 8 drops grapefruit, 4 drops fennel, 2 drops nutmeg in 30 mL marula or other carrier oil
  • Safety Considerations for Ginger Essential Oil
  • Non-toxic, non-irritant (except in high concentration), slightly phototoxic. May sensitize skin; use low dilutions and avoid face and neck. Do not take ginger essential oil internally.

Profile and Blending of Ginger Essential Oil Profile

  • Perfumery Note: Middle to base
  • Odor: Sharp, warm, spicy-peppery, toffee-like, balsamic-woody, earthy with a hint of lemon
  • Strength of Initial Aroma: Strong
  • Dry-out: Sweet, mildly spicy
  • Blends Well With: bergamot oil, ylang-ylang oil, lemongrass oil, helichrysum oil, all citrus oils and spice oils such as black pepper oil, cinnamon, clove and cardamom oil.

Interesting Ginger Essential Oil Information
Ginger was one of the first products to travel the spice route from Asia to Europe, where both the Greeks and Romans made extensive use of it. Romans in particular appreciated ginger for its sensual mood enhancing powers, adding it to wine.

Product Details
Botanical Name: Zingiber officinale
Family: Zingiberaceae
Composition: 100% Pure Ginger Essential Oil
Origin: India
Method of Extraction: CO2 Extraction
Cultivation/Harvesting: Organic
Plant Part: Sundried rhizomes called “hands”
Color: Pale yellow to deep amber
Consistency: Thin to mildly viscous
Yield: 1.0% – 2.5%
Bottle Size: ½ fl oz (15 mL)