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Of the 1200 species of ginger that exist, Zingiber officinale is best suited for medicinal and indoor use. This is a great essential oil to mix with others.
Ginger essential oil has a warm, spicy aroma with wonderful notes of earth and wood. It has a thin consistency and is usually steam distilled. When used in aromatherapy, it can be used as a middle or base note.


Ginger essential oil raises energy and when used in aromatherapy has the effect of aphrodisiacs. Its sweet, spicy aroma enhances the sense of vitality and fosters a sense of physical well-being while increasing energy.

When used inhalations it reduces congestion and respiratory infections and when administered orally relieves digestive disorders, nausea and diarrhea. In addition, ginger soothes angina, sore throat and prevents starch.

When used in meditation, it can help with confidence and provide motivation to turn ideas into reality.


  • Anesthetic
  • Anticoagulant
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Improves digestion
  • Expectorant
  • Laxative
  • Stimulans
  • Tonic
  • Peripheral circulation enhancement (warming effect)


  • diffuser
  • local application
  • oral use
  • as a side dish

Ginger essential oil should be diluted 50:50 with base oil, before use.


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  • Ginger essential oil can be taken orally, applied topically and enjoyed with aromatherapy blends. But be sure to always dilute it before use, adding one part of the essential oil to one part of the carrier.
  • Only use pure essential oils, therapeutic classes, and always test the skin locally before use.
  • Ginger essential oil is generally considered safe. However, it is photosensitive and direct exposure to sunlight within twenty-four hours after use can cause dermatitis.
  • Ginger essential oil is an anticoagulant and can enhance the action of blood thinners, including aspirin, heparin, warfarin and others.
  • Ask your doctor for advice if you are using a blood thinner and want to use ginger essential oil.