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Ginger Essential Oil, how to use it?

Essential oil

The virtues of ginger have been known and used since ancient times, both in culinary and therapeutic practices.

Whether it’s for pain, fatigue, digestive issues, or even low libido, you’ll always find a great way to use ginger essential oil at home. You can also use ginger in its natural form or even as dehydrated powder.

Don’t confuse ginger with ginseng; they are two different exotic roots, although both are aphrodisiac plants. Ginseng is not distilled; it’s only used in powder form or as an extract in solution. Therefore, you won’t find ginseng essential oil on the market


You will essentially need it for:

  • Nervous disorders: generalized fatigue (physical, nervous), overwork, nervousness, stress, depression, lack of concentration, lack of optimism, suppressed feelings, difficulty expressing emotions, dark thoughts, lack of creativity.
  • Digestive disorders: poor digestion, flatulence, bloating, constipation, aerophagia, nervous intestinal spasms, stomach pains, abdominal cramps, loss of appetite, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting.
  • Joint or muscle pain: arthritis, osteoarthritis, muscle pain, joint stiffness, muscle stiffness, rheumatism.
  • Other cases: hair loss, dull or tired hair, impotence, decreased libido.


Known scientifically as Zingiber officinale, ginger is a plant from the Zingiberaceae family, primarily originating from Southwestern India. This plant is characterized by a root in the form of a rhizome, which is used in cooking or as essential oil. It is known to invigorate the body and relieve nausea.



  • Monoterpenes 15 à 20% (Bêta-phellandrene, Limonene), Monoterpenols 2 à 3% (Citronnellol), Sesquiterpénols 2 à 5%
  • Sesquiterpenes 55 à 60% (Zingiberenene, Sesquiphellandrene)


Dangers and counter indication

  • The use of this essential oil is not recommended during the first 3 months of pregnancy, as well as for children under 7 years old.
  • It is also not recommended for epileptic individuals.
  • Avoid using ginger essential oil on the face or mucous membranes, even when diluted.
  • This essential oil is highly irritating to the skin; perform a skin tolerance test before use.
  • Internally: it may cause intestinal cramps if ingested in large amounts; adhere to the recommended doses.


Its benefits are due to its antispasmodic, digestive, carminative, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antiseptic, and positive properties. Energizing, it boosts energy, enhances concentration, sparks creativity, and aids in releasing emotions.




Relieves Pain Ginger essential oil is well-known for its analgesic, anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, and muscle-relaxing effects, as well as its ability to warm muscles. It can alleviate pain and swelling and is particularly effective against arthritis, rheumatism, and back pain.

Sprains, Rheumatism, and Muscle Pain

  • 2 drops of ginger essential oil
  • 2 drops eucalyptus citriodora essential oil
  • 1 teaspoon of calophyllum carrier oil

Mix everything and massage the affected area for 7 days, 3 times a day.


Headaches and Migraines

To quickly relieve headaches, migraines, and/or nausea, mix:

  • 2 drops of ginger essential oil
  • in 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil

Gently massage the temples with this mixture. You can also use peppermint essential oil.


Stimulates Metabolism:

Massage with a few drops of ginger essential oil in a tablespoon of carrier oil after each meal. It can help your body burn calories more quickly, ultimately aiding in weight loss. It can also help prevent indigestion.


Helps Digestion:

It facilitates and stimulates digestion, as well as increases the production of digestive juices and stimulates appetite. It can also be used in case of overeating.

Ginger essential oil is easy to use for heartburn, bloating, aerophagia, anorexia, flatulence, hangovers, and vomiting. Here’s how you can use it for digestive issues:


  • 1 drop of ginger
  • 1 drop of peppermint
  • On a neutral tablet, twice a day for 5 days (on medical advice).

Hangover or Vomiting:

Mix one drop of ginger essential oil with one drop of peppermint essential oil and inhale the mixture.


To stimulate digestion, use 2 to 3 drops of ginger essential oil in a little vegetable oil and massage onto the stomach, liver, and abdomen.

Nausea, Motion Sickness:

Take 1 drop of ginger essential oil on a sugar cube or in honey 1 hour before departure. Feel free to inhale the essential oil during the journey, for example, every 30 minutes. Peppermint is also effective in this case.


For constipation, it combines well with tangerine. You can put in the palm of your hand:

  • a hazelnut-sized amount of vegetable oil
  • 1 drop of ginger essential oil
  • 1 drop of red mandarin essence

Massage the intestinal area clockwise.




Useful against acne and pimples


  • It can reduce acne-related redness and kill bacteria that cause or promote the condition.
  • Rich in antioxidants:
  • It is rich in very powerful natural antioxidants and can therefore slow down skin aging by protecting it from the effects of free radicals. Therefore, by simply adding ginger essential oil to your moisturizer, you can slow down the formation of wrinkles.

To slow down hair loss

To stimulate the scalp and slow down hair loss, you can add 3 drops of ginger essential oil to the final rinse of your hair. Or add 2 drops of ginger EO to your shampoo and gently massage your scalp, avoiding contact with the eyes. Leave it on for a few minutes before rinsing. It is also known for its effectiveness against dandruff.




Relieves Stress and Anxiety:

Ginger essential oil is known for its calming effect. For this reason, it is used in many recipes and blends to combat stress and anxiety. You can experience its effects by adding a few drops to your bath or to a diffuser.

Recipes for Sexual Fatigue or Libido

It’s a revitalizing oil that helps dispel general fatigue. Its revitalizing action is beneficial for individuals suffering from nervous fatigue or mental bruising.

Boosting Energy Throughout the day, inhale a few drops on a tissue to boost your energy.




dermal allowedDermal

When using topically, it is recommended to dilute ginger essential oil as it can be irritating to the skin.

  • For hair loss: add 1 drop of ginger essential oil to a dose of shampoo. Leave it on for a few minutes and then rinse.
  • For muscle aches and contractions: it can be used in massage. Dilute it to 10%, which means a maximum of 10 drops in a teaspoon of vegetable oil. Then massage the affected area.
  • On the inner wrists: in case of fatigue, apply 2 drops of a mixture of vegetable oil and ginger essential oil on the inside of your wrists, and rub them together to promote the penetration of the essential oil into the skin.
  • For digestive disorders: massage your stomach (stomach, or lower abdomen depending on the location of the pain) using the same 10% essential oil dosage. For better effectiveness, you can combine ginger essential oil with other digestive essential oils.


oral routeOral

In cooking: in very small doses. It can be used to flavor desserts, sauces, etc. (maximum 1 drop added at the end of cooking or preparation).



  • With an essential oil diffuser: Ginger essential oil can be used with other energizing and immune-stimulating essential oils such as ravintsara, eucalyptus radiata, lemon, and black spruce.
  • Dry inhalation: in case of fatigue, inhale deeply and exhale with the bottle open or place a few drops of essential oil on a tissue and breathe in.
  • In your bath: mix 5 drops of ginger essential oil + 5 drops of sweet orange essence in a foaming bath base beforehand. Taking a bath with ginger essential oil helps to relax. It is also effective for relieving muscle aches or contractions.

Be cautious with this essential oil as it can be irritating. Pay attention to the dosage and ensure proper dilution to avoid any risk of itching or burning sensation.

You can use it in combination with another essential oil that has a pleasant scent. Ginger essential oil doesn’t always have a very pleasant smell…

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