Ginger Root Essential Oil is extracted by cold pressing root root ( Zingiber Officinale ), a type of tubercle plant which is well known as spice and cooking ingredient found in abundance in Asia, particularly in Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Japan, Queensland and Florida.
Ginger root oil and has long lasting ginger aroma which is non-spicy but uplifting. It has dark yellow to brown color and is very suitable for non-sensitive skin. The ginger is warm and spicy, and has penetrating properties. It stimulates the mind and body. Therefore, even by sniffing it – it will uplift your spirit instantly.
When your emotion and mood is at its low, or when you are lack of energy, or when you are feeling cold, sniffing ginger root oil through the nostrils will uplift your mood and emotion, keep you warm and increase your energy level almost instantly! And when you're working on something important, or need to study for long hours, you can also use it to enhance your concentration and memory, either by sniffing it or burning it slowly over the burner.
Secondly, it can warm up and excite the skin surface, and it is able to penetrate into the bones, muscles and joins; preventing joint stiffness and coldness. Therefore, you can use it to reduce joint pain, muscle pain and soreness, rheumatism pain, cramp, lower back pain and pain caused by sprain.
To avoid over-concentration, you can drop a few drops onto your palm, rub it slowly and place your palm over the pain area for 5 to 10 minutes to reduce pain; or you can mixed it with some base oil to dilute it slightly before applying onto your skin.
In fact, I have personally tested it when my toe began to feel the pain in one night due to uric acid. I applied 2 drops ginger root essential oil onto the toe and left it overnight. Surprisingly, the next day, the pain had disappeared where it normally would have become worse with swelling.
Next, because of its warm property which stimulates sweating, you can use it to keep yourself warm during cold weather. For example, during the winter time, if your feet are cold, you can put 2 drops of ginger root oil and geranium oil each into a pail of warm water, and then soak the feet up to the knee level to help blood circulation and keep yourself warm. You can also use it for massaging, and you'll experience its energy non-stop, and you'll stay warm through the night.
Beside this, ginger can enhance the digestive systems. Thus, applying ginger root oil around the stomach area and massage will help digestions, reduce flatulence, and reduces stomach uneasiness. It can also reduce uneasiness cause by dirrhea.
Finally, if you suffer from discomfort caused by car or air sickness, sniffing it helps to reduce the uneasiness. And if you use it for massaging the head, it will excite the hair follicles; stimulating hair growth and preventing baldness. However, one word of caution – avoiding massaging with ginger root oil in high concentration.
Now that you have discovered so many amazing uses for ginger root oil, go ahead give it a try today!