Latin Name: Zingiber officinale Roscoe, fam. Zingiberaceae
Part of Plant: Fresh root
Country of Origin: Sri Lanka
Method of Production: Hydrodiffusion
Zingiber officinale, also known as Ginger, is a flowering plant native to Southeast Asia that is a member of the Zingiberaceae botanical family. It is a well known culinary spice that has been popular for its use in dishes, beverages, and as a medicinal herb since ancient times. The essential oil which is produced from the fresh rhizomes (root), is superior to the oil which is distilled from the dried root and smells more like the fresh shaved ginger you get in restaurants.
Ginger essential oil has a warm, spicy aroma that blends well with citrus and other spice oils. It is commonly blended with other oils like Lemon and Peppermint for an invigorating aroma for long car rides. Also, consider using it alone or as part of a blend with oils like Frankincense or Copaiba, and properly dilute for a warm, soothing massage after a long, cold day.
Add a few drops of essential oils to a diffuser, cotton round, or a tissue.
Add 5-15 drops to 1 oz. of your choice of carrier oils to make a massage oil.
Mix a few drops with an unscented liquid soap or bubble bath and add to the tub when filling.
For convenience on the go…
Properly dilute with your choice of carrier oils in a roller bottle.
Add up to a total of 15 drops of essential oils to a personal aromatic inhaler (aroma stick).
If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, please consult with a healthcare professional prior to use. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Keep out of reach of children and pets. If swallowed, seek medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center. Do not use undiluted essential oils topically. Possible skin sensitivity. Do not use on broken skin. Watch for any possible interactions or side effects. Discontinue use if any reaction including skin irritation occurs and if condition persists, seek medical attention. Be sure you are familiar with all safety precautions including any recommended dermal maximums before use.
This product is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information on this site is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and is for educational and informational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
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Tisserand, R. and Young, R. (2014). Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition. Churchill Livingstone