Ginger essential oil is one of my favorite essential oils this time of year. It has a warm, spicy aroma reminiscent of fresh ginger used in cooking. The essential oil comes from the unpeeled fresh rhizomes. Star therapeutic qualities of ginger essential oil include it’s anti-inflammatory effects and digestive support. It is especially useful for nausea and pain relief.
Benefits of Ginger
- Soothes upset tummies
- Good for morning sickness and safe for pregnancy
- Good for car and sea sickness
- Soothes headaches
- Helps improve digestion
- Good for menstrual and muscle cramps
- Helps protect the liver
- Good for colds, coughs and sore throats
- Helps boost memory
- Warms and stimulates the respiratory system
Ginger Essential Oil Uses
- Add 10 drops to 2 tablespoons aloe gel or jojoba oil and rub on upset tummies.
- Add 5 drops to 2 tablespoons aloe gel and rub on sore throats
- Add 8 drops to 2 tablespoons coconut or jojoba oil and rub onto menstrual or muscle cramps
- Put 2 to 3 drops in a warm bath to combat colds
- Add 1 drop to a bowl of steaming water and steam for 2 to 5 minutes for sinuses and sore throats
- Add 1 drop to a cotton ball and inhale deeply once daily to support memory
Natural Nausea Relief
This is a great recipe to use for any nausea related issues. Great to use after a big Thanksgiving dinner! Also good for morning sickness, nausea associated with chemotherapy and car sickness.
- 1oz pump container, glass or PET plastic
- 2 Tablespoons or 1 ounce aloe gel
- 3-4 drops ginger essential oil
- 3-4 drops orange essential oil
Add essential oil drops to container. Add aloe gel. Cap and shake. Apply as needed to upset tummies.
All of Kokokahn’s essential oils are unsprayed, wildcrafted or certified organic through the farmers we purchase from. GC/MS tested to ensure therapeutic quality and purity.
1. Kathy Keville and Mindy Green. Aromatherapy A complete Guide To The Healing Art. 2nd Edition, Crossing Press, USA, 2009
2. Salvatore Battaglia. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. 2nd Edition, The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2003
How do you use ginger essential oil?