Warming, Increases circulation, Soothes nausea
Those are the first 3 things that come to mind when I think of Ginger (Zinginger officinale) essential oil. With the weather cooling down and cold & flu season in the air, ginger is one of the first essential oils I think of for it’s warming properties. Ginger also reminds me of the holidays and energizes me this time of year. Here are some more therapeutic properties of ginger.
- Mild pain reliever
- Good for headaches
- Good for digestion
- Soothes menstrual cramps
- Soothes arthritis
- Helps reduce fevers
- Energizes & Stimulates
One safety issue important to note with Ginger is it can be skin irritating. Always dilute ginger in lotion or a carrier oil like almond or jojoba oil.
Recipes for using Ginger essential oil:
- Tummy Soother
- Add 3 drops ginger, 2 drops peppermint and 3 drops orange to 1 ounce lotion
- Great for nausea of all sorts from car sickness to just too much holiday eating
- Bedroom Spice
- Add 4 drops ginger to 1 ounce vanilla jojoba oil and use to massage your partner or spouse
- What experiences do you have with ginger essential oil? Which recipe would you like to try? Do you cook with ginger?