Ginger root (fresh or dried and powdered) has been used in cooking and medicine since ancient times. It is also used as a herbal remedy for queasy stomach and loss of appetite. The healing power of ginger was mentioned by Confucius around 500 BCE, often prescribed by Chinese doctors ginger as a tonic to strengthen the heart, relieve head congestion and treat any illness associated with cold, and damp conditions – such as colds and flu – as well as rheumatism, headaches, and muscle tension. Ginger is produced through steam distillation of the plant’s root, which with the skin on and ground before the distillation process begins.
Calming, soothing, clearing, reliever, balancer, stimulating, and energizing
Improve immunity system; cools down the body by inducing sweating; reduces the drainage of a runny nose and eases respiratory ailments; calm upset stomach and reduce dizziness; ward off the discomfort of a hangover, motion sickness; promotes better digestion by stimulating the secretion of digestive juices; increase appetite, relieves gas, and soothes cramps for both intestinal and menstrual; soothes sprains and muscle spasms especially lower back; soothes muscle discomfort after exercise
Ginger oil is rarely used in skin care because of its tendency to irritate sensitive skin. It can sometimes be used to treat varicose veins or cellulite because it increases circulation.
The scent has slightly woody and lemony undertones, can be sued in perfumery, particularly men’s colognes. The aroma may help influence physical energy, sex, love, money, and courage.
Blends Well With:
All spice oils (black pepper/cinnamon/clove)
All citrus oils (bergamot/grapefruit/lemon/lemon/orange/tangerine/mandarin)
Dilution Ratio: 50-50
- 1 part essential oil with 1 part of carrier oil. For age 0-1, use 1 drop of essential oil to 8-10 drop of carrier oil. For age 2-6, use 1 drop of essential oil to 2-4 drops of carrier oil. For age 7 and above, use 1 drop of essential oil to 1 drop of carrier oil.
Apply 2-4 drops on area of concern
Apply to chakras and/or Vita Flex Points
Inhale directly or diffuse
May irritate sensitive skin
Possible circulatory enhancer, use caution if using blood thinner or aspirin regimen