Ginger Essential Oil (Zingiber officinalis)
Blends With: Bergamot, Cardamom, Black Pepper, Spearmint, Orange, Sandalwood, Ylang-ylang, and other spice oils.
Botanical Name: Zingiber officinalis
Being very potent, always dilute this oil in a quality carrier oil before use. Ginger Essential Oil is good for aching muscles, arthritis, nausea, poor circulation. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 60-64.]
Plant Part: Root
Processing Method: Steam Distillation. Fresh ginger root is macerated and distilled over high heat, from which the oil is extracted.
Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, pale yellow to yellow liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A middle note with a medium aroma, this Essential Oil is reminiscent of fresh ginger.
Product Abstract: Ginger is a perennial herb that grows to about 3 - 4 feet high (approximately 1 meter). It has a characteristic thick spreading tuberous rhizome.
Cautions: Dilute before use; May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping), be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.