Ginger Root Oil, Some Uses

Ginger Root Oil, Some Uses

Ginger Root (Zingiber officinale) oil comes from the root of a perennial tropical herb. It has a lovely fiery, spicy scent that gives you a spark of warmth. It is used in the cuisine of China and India to provide a digestive stimulant. It has a sweet, spicy taste to it that makes the lines in your face smooth out and gives a spark to your breath.

Aromatic influences: Enhance physical energy, money and courage. It sharpen the senses, improve memory and aids in recall. Comforting, warming, and strengthening.

Combines well with:

Orange, Tangerine, Lime, Lemon, Bergamot, Neroli, Geranium, Ylang Ylang, Rose, Frankincense, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Patchouli, Rosewood, Cedarwood, Coriander

Ways to use it

  • Ginger helps treat flatulence and poor digestion.
  • G.R.A.S.
  • Can be used topically, diffused, and ingested.
  • Because of it’s warming properties, it’s good in a massage when muscles are cold and contracted.
  • Is useful in treating SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)
  • Do not use neat if you have very sensitive skin. Use no more than 3 drops in the bath and no more than 2 percent in massage oils.
  • Is especially good for treating travel sickness and morning sickness. Helps settle the stomach.
  • Ginger stimulates optimism and boosts your initiative to take action.
  • It is helpful in a bath or massage for poor circulation because it is warming and comforting.
  • Can inhale it when you have a cold or a sore throat. Either diffuse it or use in a steam vaporizer.
  • Ginger revitalizes self-confidence, giving you the energy to move forward in life.
  • To ease anxiety and renew vitality, vaporize 2 drops Ginger Root and 4 drops Orange.
  • Mainly you should inhale the scent and see how it makes you feel. That’s a great way to get started. And have fun with it!


Here are a few recipes involving Ginger Root oil. To check for more, you can click on Ginger Root in the tagged section up under the title at the top of the article. That will show you all articles mentioning it.

*Please note: With any recipe’s involving bath or massage blends, always test on a small part of your skin first before using all over your body. Please be sure your skin can handle the blend before being covered in it.

Fatigue Relief Massage Oil

  • 6 drops Spearmint
  • 5 drops Pine
  • 4 drops Ginger Root
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O.

Massage blend into the upper chest, back of neck, shoulders and down the back. Use in the morning to energize you. (9)

Anti-Listlessness Bath

  • 2 drops Ginger Root
  • 3 drops Cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon Jojoba
  • Or, 1 cup Epsom Salts

Either add essential oils to Jojoba oil or dissolve essential oils into epsom salts and add to warm to hot bath. Soak for 20-30 minutes to turn listlessness and apathy into focus and inspiration. (10)

Shoulder Strain Treatment

  • 10 drops Ginger
  • 10 drops Roman Chamomile
  • 10 drops Nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons F.C.O.

Apply ice pack to strain for 10 minutes 3 – 4 times a day for 48 hours. After 48 hours, use a heat compress or warm washcloth.  Massage this blend into arm and shoulder area 3 times a day. (7)

Foot Rejuvenator Massage Oil

  • 4 drops Spearmint
  • 4 drops Ginger Root
  • 4 drops Petitgrain Bigarade
  • 3 drops Cypress
  • 3 drops Spruce
  • 2 drops Eucalyptus Radiata
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O.

Massage formula from the bottoms of feet up to the calves. Rejuvenates tired and aching feet. (9)

Relieve Digestive Problem

  • 2 drops Ginger
  • 4 drops Spearmint
  • 4 drops Orange
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O.

Massage into abdomen. (10)

Muscular Cramps Bath

  • 2 drops Ginger Root
  • 4 drops Coriander Seed
  • 1 cup Epsom Salts

Dissolve essential oils into epsom salts before putting into a warm to hot bath. Soak for 20 – 30 minutes. (10)

Last of all,

What ways do you find to use Ginger Root oil? Do you treat an upset stomach with it? Use it for first aid? Please share with us in the comment section below. Enquiring minds would like to know!



  1. Natural Home Spa by Sian Rees
  2. Seasons of Aromatherapy by Judith Fitzsimmons and Paula M. Bousquet
  3. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils: The Complete Guide to the Use of Oils in Aromatherapy & Herbalism by Julia Lawless
  4. Medical Aromatherapy: Healing with Essential Oils by Kurt Schnaubelt
  5. The Art of Aromatherapy: The Healing and Beautifying Properties of the Essential Oils of Flowers and Herbs by Robert B. Tisserand
  6. The Encyclopedia of Aromatherapy by Chrissie Wildwood
  7. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood
  8. The Aromatherapy Bible: The Definitive Guide to Using Essential Oils by Gill Farrer-Halls
  9. 500 Formulas for Aromatherapy by Carol Schiller and David Schiller
  10. The Essential Oils Handbook: All the Oils You Will Ever Need for Health, Vitality, and Well-Being by Jennie Harding




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