Organic Ginger Essential Oil, CO2
Common Ginger, Jamaica Ginger
- Certified Organic Ginger Essential Oil (CO2) is a spicy root that is the star of many culinary delights. Its spiciness stimulates digestion, fights a cold, increases heat in the body and can create a sense of resolve or optimism in your life.
Farming Method Certified Organic Country of Origin Germany Plant Part Root Scientific Name Zingiber offic. rosc. root Application Method Compress, Inhalation, Topical
Ginger might not seem impressive on the outside, but this knobby root can get you moving in the right direction by pushing aside confusion and giving you inner strength. Spicy and warm, with a fresh top note, it reminds you of a Latin dance: sultry and fiery. Yet it balances this fire with a sweet, rich undertone. While the root is traditionally used for cooking in India and China, Ginger Essential Oil has many therapeutic benefits for the mind and body.
Below is a list of benefits that Ginger Essential Oil provides, by category:
Circulatory system: Simulates circulation, warms cold feet and hands and decreases cardiac fatigue.
Digestive system: Stimulates digestion while decreasing flatulence, morning sickness and nausea.
Respiratory system: Excellent for coughs, colds, bronchitis, sinusitis and sore throats.
Musculoskeletal system: Soothing for rheumatism, arthritis and sore muscles.
Nervous system: Boosts confidence, determination, personal drive and optimism.
For use on the skin (Topical Application), dilute up to 1-2% in any carrier oil; 2% is approximately 1 teaspoon (5ml) of essential oil per 1 cup (250ml) of carrier oil, or about 10 drops essential oil to a tablespoon (15 ml) of carrier oil.
For Whole Body Massage, use essential oil up to 1% maximum in any carrier oil; 1% is about 5 drops essential oil to a tablespoon (15 ml) of carrier oil.
Cold hands and feet: Topical Application, massage on feet and hands.
Sluggish circulatory system: Whole Body Massage
Chest pain: Topical Massage, rub on chest in circular motion.
Digestive complaints such as flatulence, poor digestion, stomach ache: Massage on abdomen and stomach.
Morning sickness or nausea: Inhalation through diffuser, or when traveling inhale a few drops from a tissue, or take 1 drop on tongue.
Rheumatism, arthritis: Topical Application
Muscular pain: Topical Application
Respiratory problems such as cough, sore throat, bronchitis, sinusitis: Topical Application, Diffusion.
Lack of personal drive or clarity: Diffusion
Note: Depending on the climate, CO2 essential oils can sometimes not be liquid at room temperature. If this is the case, simply run the closed bottle underneath water from the hot water tap for a couple of minutes in order to liquefy it. Please be careful not to burn yourself with the hot water. Alternatively you can slowly lower the bottle into a saucepan of boiling water for a couple of minutes, but be careful not to burn yourself or to let the bottle touch the bottom of the saucepan.
Ginger is nontoxic and non-irritant, although there is sensitization in some individuals; slightly phototoxic. The CO2 extract is more irritating than the steam-distilled oil. It needs to be strongly diluted for topical application and massage. Try on a small spot of skin first and wait 20 minutes to test for compatibility.
Ginger has been a well-loved culinary delight for thousands of years. It was mentioned in the ancient Vedic texts from India and used by Chinese medicine practitioners in China as early as 500 BC. It is said Confucius ate ginger at every meal. Ginger traveled along the spice route and was one of the first spices to make it to Europe, where the Romans and Greeks used it for digestive problems and many other conditions. Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners use ginger as a digestive aid, as well as for stomachaches, diarrhea, colds and bleeding.
About the Plant
If you like to cook, you have probably seen ginger root before or have enjoyed its spicy, warming flavor in entrees, candies, drinks or desserts. Ginger is an erect perennial herb with spear-shaped leaves and white or yellow flowers. The plant can grow up to 3 feet high. The actual ginger root is a thick, spreading, tan root that grows underground.
Ginger is native to southern Asia and is cultivated all over the tropics: Nigeria, the West Indies, India, China, Jamaica and Japan.
Scent: Spicy, woody and sweet.
Blends With: Cedar, Coriander, Frankincense, Lime, Neroli, Orange, Patchouli, Rose, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Vetiver.
Fragrance Note: Base.
Composition: Gingerin, gingenol, gingerone, zingiberine, linalool, camphene, phellandrene, citral, cineol, borneol.