CO2 Extracted Ginger Root Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Zingiber officinale
Aroma: Spicy, warm, like sliced fresh ginger
Perfume Note: Top
Method of Extraction: CO2 Extraction
Blends Well With: Cinnamon, coriander, clove, elemi, eucalyptus, olibanum, geranium, lemon, lime, myrtle, orange, rosemary, spearmint essential oils
Description and Uses: Ginger essential oil is both fiery and fortifying. It makes a comforting massage oil, and blends well with orange for a warming bath in the winter months. These same warming properties can help to relieve muscular cramps and spasms, and ease joint stiffness and pain. Use in a diffuser or massage oil for colds and congestion.
Ginger essential oil is also well known for its effectiveness against seasickness, nausea and digestive problems. Ginger essential oil is helpful when one is feeling overwhelmed and exhausted from stress. It's believed to ease anxiety, renew vitality and self-confidence.
Note: If you're trying to decide between our two ginger oils, this is the one (because of the CO2 extraction) that smells most like the actual ginger root.
Cautions: Ginger oil may cause irritation of sensitive skin.
What is CO2 Extraction? CO2 extraction yields a greater amount of Ginger's aromatic compounds than any other distillation process. Carbon Dioxide (or CO2) is pressurized to become a liquid. This liquid acts as a solvent and is used to extract the oil from plants. After the extraction process is complete, the extraction container is brought back to normal temperature and the CO2 quickly converts to gas, leaving behind a high quality oil that is free of solvents. CO2 extracted essential oils may have slight gelling or clouding when oils are cold. When the product is warmed slightly the oil will become a clear liquid again.
Recipes Using Ginger Essential Oil:
Muscle Relief Blend:
4 ounces carrier oil
4 drops Rosemary essential oil
4 drops Lavender essential oil
3 drops Marjoram essential oil
2 drops Ginger essential oil
Blend these oils well. Massage into sore muscles or use a few drops in a hot bath to relieve the tension.
Disclaimer: The information provided here is for educational purposes only, and not intended to treat, prescribe, cure, or diagnose any disease or condition. This information is not intended as a substitute for consulting with your physician or other health care provider. Dreaming Earth Botanicals is not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of any of the suggestions, preparations, or procedures discussed. All matters pertaining to your physical health should be supervised by a health care professional. Keep all aromatherapy products out of reach of children.