Ginger Essential Oil

(Zingiber officinale)

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Ginger (Zingiber officinale) has a warm, spicy fragrance that is energizing and uplifting. Traditionally, ginger oil has been used to soothe minor discomforts. Ginger is a member of the same plant family that includes tumeric and cardamom. It can be found throughout the world especially in Asia and Africa. The scientific name of the plant is Zingiber officinale.

Product Features

Features & Benefits

  • treat upset stomach and support digestion

  • heal infections

  • aid respiratory problems

  • reduce inflammation

  • strengthen heart health

  • provide antioxidants

  • work as a natural aphrodisiac

  • relieve anxiety

  • alleviate muscle and menstrual pain

  • improve liver function

Aromatic Profile

Hot, spicy

Key Constituents

  • Linalyl acetate

  • Linalool

  • Cis-beta-ocimene

  • Trans-beta-ocimene

  • Terpinen-4-ol

  • α-zingiberene,

  • beta-sesquiphellandrene

Works Well With:

Suggested Usage


  • During a long car ride, diffuse or place a drop of Ginger oil in the palm of your hand and inhale.

  • Apply over lower abdomen for a soothing massage.

  • Use Ginger essential oil in your favorite sweet and savory dishes.

Where to Diffuse

  • Used in aromatherapy applications, diffusing 2-3 drops of Ginger Oil in a diffuser of personal preference can improve a negative mood and low libido. By facilitating the onset of sleep and improving sleep quality, diffusing Ginger Oil is known to benefit those suffering from insomnia. It is also believed to enhance energy levels by inspiring positive and hopeful feelings and promoting a balanced and grounded mindset.

  • For a calming and heartening diffuser blend with a tropical nuance that releases anxiety, fatigue, and sadness, combine and diffuse 3 drops Ginger Essential Oil, 2 drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil, and 2 drops Wild Orange Essential Oil.


Ginger Oil is known for its stimulating and warming effects, which can enhance concentration while soothing and reducing the feelings of stress, sadness, anxiety, lethargy, agitation, dizziness, and fatigue. 

Label Directions

Internal use: Dilute one drop in four fluid ounces of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with Savour Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

Product Background

The plant is an herbaceous plant that looks like curcuma. There are two types of rhizomes (yellow and grey) and only the grey rhizome can give the essential oil. The rhizome is harvested 10 months after the plant withers. Then, rhizomes are washed and dried under sun.

Scientific name: Zingiber Officinale

Botanical family: Zingiberaceae

Region(s) grown: Sri Lanka, India

Plant part used: Rhizome

Extraction method: Steam distillation