Ginger oil has a warm, spicy-woody odor. It blends well with spice and citrus oils.
Aromatherapy benefits: warming, strengthening, anchoring.
Some traditional uses: reducing muscular aches and pains, increasing circulation, relieving bronchitis and whooping cough, nervous exhaustion, in healing colds flu and fever and to stimulate appetite.
Ginger oil is non-toxic and non-irritant (except when used in high concentrations) but could irritate sensitive skins and can also cause photosensitivity.
Ginger oil is used in the treatment of fractures, rheumatism, arthritis, bruising, carbuncles, nausea, hangovers, travel and sea sickness, colds and flu, catarrh, congestion, coughs, sinusitis, sores on the skin, sore throat, diarrhea, colic, cramps, chills and fever.
Ginger oil is well suited to help ease colds and flu, nausea, motion sickness, morning sickness, muscle aches and pains as well as poor circulation and arthritic pain. The 1997 Commission E on Phytotherapy and Herbal Substances of the German Federal Institute for Drugs recommends Ginger root for 'Dyspepsia, prevention of motion sickness.'
Its warming qualities are good to use for feelings of loneliness and winter depression, and its energizing properties make it a good aphrodisiac.
In vapor therapy it can be used to help relieve catarrh, lethargy, nausea, colds, flu, feeling of loneliness and loss of libido.
In blended massage oil or diluted in the bath it can be used for arthritis, rheumatism, lethargy, colds and flu, muscle aches, poor circulation and digestive upsets.
As a constituent of blended cream it can be used for arthritis, muscle aches, rheumatism, and poor circulation.
When used with hot compresses, Ginger oil can be used for arthritis, rheumatism, muscle aches and even digestive upsets.
For ease of use, when applying a drop of oil to a handkerchief for quick inhalation it can be used for nausea, morning sickness, indigestion, colds and flu and travel sickness.
Since Ginger is a strong smelling oil, it can overpower weaker oils, but blends well with all citrus and spicy oils such as Bergamot, Frankincense, Neroli, Rose, Sandalwood and Ylang Ylang.
Essential and resin oils are volatile, fragrant materials extracted from the root, bark, wood, seed, fruit, leaf or flower of a single plant. Essential oils contain the odor, taste and medicinal properties of the plant itself, but in very concentrated form, with no base oil, alcohol, water or dilutants added.
Steam distillation and cold pressing are used to extract the essential oil from the plant.
Starwest Essential Oils are guaranteed to be 100% pure and undiluted. The distillation process occurs either at the site where the plants are grown or at a distillery. Each oil is tested for purity and strength using the gas chromatography method.
Packaged in glass amber bottles to preserve the oils, the 1/3 ounce size has a fitted dropper insert and a tamper-evident, child-proof lid. The larger items are in amber glass or PET gallon containers, depending on the product.
Starwest’s pure essential oils are suitable for use in aromatherapy, cosmetic preparation, healing and body care, potpourris and more.
Essential oils are very potent and should always be used sparingly and in conjunction with a reliable reference.