Sourced from Madagascar, Ginger essential oil is derived from the fresh stalk of the ginger plant. A featured ingredient in many Asian dishes, Ginger has a hot, fragrant flavor when used as a kitchen spice. In Western tradition, Ginger is most often used in sweets—gingerbread and ginger snaps being two I particularly LOVE!
Studies have been conducted on Ginger for its common effect on joint health; however, Ginger is best known as a digestive aid and for helping to ease occasional indigestion and nausea. Ginger has been used for thousands of years to help with digestion issues. Ginger essential oil can also be applied topically or inhaled to help reduce feelings of nausea.
Oils That Blend Well With Ginger Oil
Ginger oil blends well with all spice oils, all citrus oils, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, and rosemary.
Ginger Oil Uses and Benfits
- During a long car ride along windy roads, diffuse or place a drop of Ginger in the palm of your hand and inhale.
- May help to support healthy digestion.
- May help to support healthy joint function.
- May help to reduce bloating, gas, and occasional indigestion.
- Great to add to your dinner for enhanced flavor. You can use 1 or 2 drops in place of whole ginger in your favorite recipes.
- Diffuse to help create a better sense of equilibrium.
- Diffuse for added energy in late afternoons.
- Delivers antioxidant protection.
- Use with fractionated coconut oil for a stimulating massage.
One of my personal favorite ways to use Ginger is to soothe a sore throat. I will take a drop each of Ginger, Frankincense, Melaleuca, and the “Protective Blend” internally. For my kids, I make up a 10mL roller bottle containing 20 drops of each of the above oils…then top it off fractionated coconut oil to the top. My kids just roll it on their neck. Shake before each use.
I also carry a small vial in my keychain containing a mixture of Ginger & Frankincense for when we’re traveling. It’s great for nausea from any kind of motion sickness…including rollercoasters (I REALLY wish those didn’t make me sick now!).
I hope you enjoy knowing how to use Ginger oil!