Ginger Essential Oil
Ginger is a wonderfully warming essential oil, which has antiseptic, antispasmodic and pain-relieving properties. Calming for the digestive system, it helps with bowel problems including diarrhoea and constipation, and is great for upset stomaches, reducing sickness and fever. If your appetite is poor ginger can help stimulate your appetite whilst also being able to stem overeating.
Physical Benefits of Ginger Essential Oil
Ginger is useful for improving the circulation, so helps to heal bruises and prevents chillblains
It can help with joint pain and is thought to be useful for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Ginger is an aphrodisiac and may help impotence. It is useful after childbirth as it helps break down any clots that might remain after the birth.
Helps stimulate the nervous system whilst allowing you to remain grounded and calm. Good for aiding concentration and memory.
Best Use for Ginger Essential Oil
Ginger is best used in a massage oil blend. It needs to be used at fairly low concentrations and may irritate sensitive skin so a patch test would be advised before use.
Ginger Essential Oil Blends well with
Cardomom, Cinnamon, Coriander, Clove, Elemi, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Geranium, Lemon, Lime, Mytrle, Orange, Rosemary, Spearmint, Verbena, Black Pepper, Bergamot, Rose and Sandalwood.
Ginger can be phototoxic so avoid bright sunlight and sunbeds after use
Can irritate sensitive skin
Do NOT use during pregnancy
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