Ginger Essential Oil – Organic
Steam distilled from the dry root of fresh ginger, our organic Ginger essential oil originates from China.
Golden in colour, the oil has a warm and spicy fragrant aroma. Certified organic by the Soil Association, the oil is 100% pure and natural with no added synthetic fragrances.
Origin & History
Our organic ginger essential oil is produced in China, and was originally discovered in Southeast Asia over 5000 years ago. In the 1st century, traders took ginger into the Mediterranean regions where it was valued for its medicinal benefits, it was a popular warming spice, a digestive aid, and sometimes used to treat flatulence and colic.
In the Middle Ages, ginger was valued so much that the price of a half a kilogram of ginger was the same as that of one sheep. Ginger was commonly used in traditional medicine for its ability to soothe inflammation, fevers, colds, respiratory discomforts, nausea and more.
It has also traditionally been used as an antimicrobial food preservative, and has been used as a spice for flavouring and its digestive properties. Organic ginger oil was also used to ease nervousness, sadness and low self-confidence.
Organic ginger essential oil is a middle note and blends well with citrus essential oils like orange, lemon, and lime oil. For more information about essential oil notes and blends click here.
Here’s a couple of our favourite blends with Ginger:
Citrusy and spicy blend:
5 drops Organic ginger essential oil
8 drops Organic orange essential oil
7 drops Organic bergamot essential oil
10 drops Rose absolute oil
Ginger and floral blend:
1 drop Organic ginger essential oil
2 drops Organic lemon essential oil
2 drops Organic lavender essential oil
How to Store Your Oils:
To store your organic ginger oil, make sure to keep it sealed and out of direct sunlight. This will stop it from degrading over time and help prolong the quality. Make sure you keep your ginger essential oil out of the reach of children.
Organic ginger oil should be diluted with a carrier oil before skin application as it can cause skin irritation and sensitivity. Our ginger oil is not suitable for consumption or any internal use and should be stored out of reach of children.
For safety information and safe dilution rates, use our technical documents found here.
The safe dilution rates are given in the IFRA document. There are different dilutions for different applications, for example soaps and shampoos are category 9. There is a full list of the IFRA categories and what they mean on the last pages of the IFRA document.
What is organic ginger?
Organic ginger essential oil is steam distilled from the dry root of fresh ginger and is 100% pure and natural. Ginger oil has a golden colour and it has a strong, warm and spicy aroma.
Organic ginger essential oil has been certified organic by the Soil Association and we are inspected annually to make sure we comply with their strict regulations.
What is organic ginger oil good for?
Organic ginger essential oil is often used in aromatherapy, room diffusers and can also reduce nausea. A 2016 study assessed the effects of ginger essential oil for reducing nausea, and found a clear decrease in nausea and sickness.
Another study shows how effective ginger oil is for pain relief, however there are not many other studies to back this up.
Does organic ginger essential oil help you lose weight?
A 2015 study shows how ginger supplements helped to decrease appetite and made slight changes to their weight. However, there has not been enough studies to confirm that ginger oil can be used for weight loss.
Either way, we supply our ginger essential oil for cosmetic use only.
Is organic ginger essential oil good for hair?
Organic ginger essential oil is often claimed to stop hair loss but there we haven’t seen any convincing evidence yet. However, if you know of any evidence, please send it in!
To see the full range of technical documents available for our organic ginger essential oil, click here