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Ginger Root Essential Oil

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100% Organic Ginger Root Essential Oil

Botanical Name: zingiber officinale roscoe

Ginger was one of the first commodities to travel the "spice road" from Asia to Europe. It was used widely by the Greeks and Romans as a digestive stimulant.

Uses of Ginger Essential Oil
  • Add a few drops to our Coconut Oil and massage onto the chest and feet for an immune boosting massage.
  • Combine with Eucalyptus Blue Gum Essential Oil and diffuse whenever dealing with respiratory issues to encourage better breathing.
  • Diffuse to help with digestive issues.
  • Breathe in a few drops of the oil on a tissue to alleviate feelings of nausea or motion sickness
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History and Background

Ginger Root Essential Oil has been used for centuries by the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans for its healing properties, especially around digestive complaints and in cooking.

The Egyptians used it to prevent epidemics. There are records of Dioscorides, a Greek physician from around 70 A.D. whose work is still used today, used Ginger Root for digestive complaints. The Romans used it for cataracts. The Vedic texts, from which the Ayurvedic practices originate, cites numerous healing properties, again for digestive issues.

It was one of the first spices introduced from the Middle East to the Western cultures. It was used in the Middle Ages during the plague times to induce sweating. St. Hildegarde in the 12th century also used Ginger Root for digestive issues and as an aphrodisiac for older men.

In Chinese medicine, Ginger Root Essential Oil is considered stimulating. It eases mental confusion and warms the heart, enhances sexuality, love, courage. It has an affinity for the 2nd and 3rd chakras.

Physical Description

This oil is clear pale yellow with slight green tint.

Aromatic Description

Green, woodsy, earthy aroma.

Biological Makeup and Components

Gingerin, gingenol, gingerone, zingiberine, linalol, camphene, phelladrene, citral, cineol, borneaol.

Extraction Technique

Steam distillation from root.

Information for Aromatherapists

Ginger Root Essential Oil is a Middle note and blends well with Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clove, Coriander, Citrus oils, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Geranium, Juniper, Neroli, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Rose, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Vetiver and Ylang Ylang.

Our Ginger Root Essential Oil is 100% pure and natural. It is free of any chemicals, pesticides, synthetic perfumes, fillers or carrier oils.

  • Generally considered non-toxic, non-irritant except in high concentrations.
  • Slightly phototoxic, avoid use when going out in the sun.
  • Do not apply undiluted to the skin, may cause sensitization in some individuals.
  • Any person with a history of plant or food allergies should read ingredients before using.
  • For external use only. Do not ingest.
  • If you are pregnant, epileptic, have cancer, have liver issues, or any other serious illness, we strongly suggest you consult a medical professional prior to using essential oils.
  • Always keep essential oils out of reach of children.
  • Keep this oil tightly closed and in room temperature or cooler spot.
Additional Safety Information
100% Pure Ginger Root Essential Oil from Source Vitál
Ginger Root Essential Oil

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
My one and only for any digestive issue

Has saved me during acid reflux and bad heartburn episodes. Incredible for helping with indigestion too.
Smells strong but I’m used to it