Product Spotlight: Ginger

Most widely known as a flavorful spice for popular, warm dishes, Ginger essential oil has a variety of uses and benefits that go far beyond the kitchen. Taken from the underground root of the ginger plant, Ginger essential oil has warming and soothing properties that make it a great companion to everyday life. With a spicy, fresh aroma, it works well in a variety of essential oil blends and applications. Of course, Ginger essential oil can also substitute for dried or fresh ginger in your favorite recipes. 

  1. When you want to add the sweet, spicy flavor of ginger to a meal, you can simply use one drop of Ginger essential oil in place of fresh or ground ginger in your favorite recipes. 
  2. Topically apply 1-2 drops Ginger essential oil with 10 drops Fractionated Coconut Oil. Use as part of a soothing abdominal massage for an earthy aroma after a meal or long car trip. 
  3. Diffuse 3-4 drops of Ginger essential oil to fill your home with an uplifting, energizing aroma. For a bright, tropical blend, try three drops of Wild Orange, two drops of Ylang Ylang, and two drops of Ginger essential oil in your diffuser. 
  4. Add 1 drop of Ginger essential oil to your morning smoothies or to a daily cup of herbal tea for a hint of spicy, sweet flavor notes. 
  5. Use 1 drop Ginger essential oil in a soothing shoulder or leg massage for a warming effect.

The ginger plant was given its name to describe the thick, knotted, horn-like prongs of its roots. The scientific name for ginger, “Zingiber,” is derived from the Greek zingiberis. Zingiberis, in turn, comes from the Sanskrit sringabera, meaning “horn shaped." 

A highly aromatic plant, ginger has thick roots, long shoots with leaves, and pale flowers. The root of the ginger plant is most useful for flavoring and other applications. For centuries, ginger root has been used in cooking fresh or dried and powdered as a spice. This versatile root is steam distilled to produce potent Ginger essential oil. 

The spicy, earthy tones of Ginger essential oil blend well with other warm oils like Cinnamon and Cassia. Ginger also complements sweet citrus scents like Wild Orange or Ylang Ylang.  

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. 

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