Botanical name:       

Zingiber Officinalis


Caribbean, China, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka


Method of extraction:

Steam distillation


Color of Oil:

Pale yellow





Extracted from:



Note clarification:

Middle or base



Warm, spicy, woody, earthy and herbaceous


Blends well with:

Bay leaf, bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, cedarwood, coriander, clove bud, cypress, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, immortelle, jasmine, juniper berry, lemon, lime, linden blossom, mandarin, marjoram, niaouli, palmarosa, patchouli, petitgrain, Rosalina, rose, rosemary, rose otto, sandalwood, spearmint, star anise, sweet orange, turmeric, vanilla, vetiver, ylang ylang


Therapeutic uses:

It is warming and encourages circulation

In a massage oil it helps to treat:

Weak and achy muscles


Warms up cold limbs

Relieves painful joints caused by arthritis or rheumatism

Combats numbness in the limbs

In an inhaler:

It can relieve nausea, motion sickness, and jet lag.

It is useful to treat sinus congestion and is considered an expectorant

In a topical treatment:

Its anti-spasmodic properties help with menstrual cramps


General risk is low.

Although some say that Ginger is phototoxic. The level is phototoxicity that ginger poses is very low.

Do not use in the bath


Approximate shelf life:


6 * 7 years (refrigerated)


Avoid using this oil in showers or in the bath.


Please refer to the 'References and Certifications' page. 



Do not use any essential oils or essential oil blends if you have any underlying health conditions. Some oils are not safe for children, pregnant women, or pets. Always check with your doctor or certified aromatherapist, if you are unsure about the benefits or contra-indicators of a recipe or its ingredients. ‘A Scented Story’ is solely my platform to share my experiences with essential oils and other natural products. I do not prescribe any treatments.