Oil Name: Ginger Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Zingiber officinale
Ginger essential oil varies in colour from light yellow to a dark amber colour. Its viscosity also ranges from medium to watery. It has a strong smell which is spicy, sharp and warm with a hint of lemon and pepper.
Ginger’s origins are in India, China and Java. Ginger oil is extracted using steam distillation.
Essential or Carrier Oil?
A-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, 1,8-cineole, linalool, borneol, y-terpineol, nerol, neral, geraniol, geranial, geranyl acetate, b-bisabolene and zingiberene.
Analgesic, Anti-emetic, Antiseptic, Anti-spasmodic, Bactericidal, Carminative, Cephalic, Expectorant, Febrifuge, Laxative, Rubefacient, Stimulant, Stomachic, Sudorific, Tonic
Arthritis, Bruising, Carbuncles, Catarrh, Chills and Fever, Colds and Flu, Colic, Congestion, Coughs, Cramps, Diarrhoea, Fractures, Hangovers, Nausea, Rheumatism, Sinusitis, Skin Sores, Sore Throat, Travel and Sea Sickness
Irritant to Sensitive Skin, Photosensitivity: Avoid Sun
Detail of Warnings
Ginger oil is non-toxic and non-irritant (except when used in high concentrations) but could irritate sensitive skins.
It can also cause photosensitivity.
Avoid using in sun.
Compatible Combination Oils
Bergamot, Neroli, Sandalwood, Ylang-ylangTags: ginger essential oils