Country of Origin
Common Method of Extraction
Plant Part Typically Used
Strength of Initial Aroma
Medium – Strong
Ginger Essential Oil smells warm, spicy, earthy and woody.
Possible Substitute Oils
Blends Well With
Bay laurel, bergamot, camphor, cardamom, carrot seed, cassia, cedarwood, clove, coriander, eucalyptus, fennel, frankincense, galbanum, geranium, grapefruit, lemon, lime, neroli, nutmeg, orange, oregano. patchouli, ravensara, rose, sandalwood, tangerine, turmeric, vetiver
Ginger Essential Oil Uses
Aching Muscles, arthritis, nausea, indigestion, poor circulation, nervous exhaustion, analgesic (pain relief), bronchodilator, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antineuralgic, antibacterial, antioxidant, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent, expels excess gas, relieves menstrual cramps, eases nausea and vomiting, aids normal respiration, aids digestion, diuretic, expectorant, relieves constipation and diarrhea, eases sports injuries, aids circulation, stimulating, promotes courage and motivation, encourages feelings of balance and stability, reduces mental fatigue.
Source: Julia Lawless, The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Updated Edition) (London: Harper Thorsons, 2014), 101-102.
Source: Dr. Scott A. Johnson, Evidence-Based Essential Oil Therapy (Professional Writing Services LLC, 2015) 119-121.
Major Constituents of Ginger Essential Oil
Source: B.M. Lawrence, Progress in Essential Oils. (Perfumer & Flavorist 20 no. 2, 1995), 55. Source cited in Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 295.
Ginger Essential Oil Safety Information
Tisserand and Young do not indicate any known hazards for Ginger Essential Oil. Some sources do indicate that Ginger Oil is phototoxic. However, Tisserand and Young state that “Low-level phototoxic effects reported for ginger oil are not considered significant (Opdyke 1974 p. 910-902).” Reading Tisserand and Young’s full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 295.]
This profile pertains to the essential oil and not the CO2 extracts. Ginger CO2 Extracts contain constituents not present in the essential oil. Select and Total Ginger CO2 Extracts can be significantly stronger and more irritating and should be used with extreme care.
Recommended Dilution Range
3-50%; Neat for some conditions
General Safety Information
Do not take essential oils internally nor apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Read, Birkat Natural’s, Guide to Diluting Essential Oils, for general dilution information. If you are currently experiencing pregnancy, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, have any other medical problem, or are otherwise under the care of a physician, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and be sure to first read the recommended dilution ratios for children. Consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications. Carefully read Birkat Natural’s Essential Oil Safety Information page, before using any essential oil. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.
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