Ginger Essential Oil
Ginger is steam distilled from the rhizome of the ginger plant. It is native to India and China and is closely related to Cardamom and Tumeric.
- Botanical Family: Zingiberaceae
- Part of Plant Used: Roots/Rhizomes
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Variations: None
- Chemistry: Ginger is comprised of monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes (α-zingiberene, β-bisabolene, β-sesquiphellandrene, β-phellandrene, camphene).
- Circulatory: helps stimulate poor circulation
- Digestive: supports a wide array of digestive issues including stomachaches and nausea
- Musculoskeletal: pain relief for muscular and joint aches and pains
- Reproductive: boosts reduced sex drive and helps with impotence
- Pregnancy: helps with nausea, heartburn, stress, respiratory ailments, circulation, and minor pain relief from leg cramps
- Babies & Children: is warming and grounding, helps with nausea and digestive issues, pain relief, respiratory ailments, improves feelings of stress and issues with concentration
- Respiratory: ailments including colds and bronchitis
- Emotional: supports relief from chronic stress and provides clarity and concentration
- Spiritual: supports the Root Chakra associated with security, survival, basic needs, grounding, and support
- Scent Profile: Base note with warm and spicy undertones
- Longevity: The aroma of Ginger can last up to 292 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Spicy
- Blends well with: Angelica Root, Angelica Seed, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Clary Sage, Clove, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lemon, Mandarin, Neroli, Pink Pepper, Rose, Spikenard, Tangerine, and Tumeric
- None known
Products Using Ginger Essential Oil
- Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin. A Pathfinder Book Reprint Edition, 2017.
- Clark, Demetria. Aromatherapy and Herbs for Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding. Book Publishing Company, 2015.
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists. “PREGNANCY GUIDELINES Guidelines for Aromatherapists Working with Pregnant Clients.” International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists , IFPA, 2013, www.ifparoma.org.
- National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. “Other Safety Considerations: Pregnancy.” National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, naha.org/explore-aromatherapy/safety#other.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tiran, Denise. Aromatherapy in Midwifery Practice. Singing Dragon an Imprint of Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016.
- Tiran, Denise. “Is It Safe to Use Essential Oils While I'm Pregnant?” BabyCentre UK, BabyCentre Blog, July 2013, www.babycentre.co.uk/x536449/is-it-safe-to-use-essential-oils-while-im-pregnant.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.