About: Zingiber officinalis is a perennial herb that can grow 3-4 feet in height. The oil has a spicy aroma with a citrus undertone and is softer than freshly cut ginger.
- Latin Binomial; Zingiber officinalis
- Country of Origin; China
- Traditional Uses; Arthritis, fatigue, muscular aches and pains, poor circulation, rheumatism, sprains, strains, catarrh, congestion, coughs, sinusitis, sore throat, diarrhoea, colic, stomach cramps, flatulence, indigestion, loss of appetite, nausea, travel sickness, chills, colds, flu, fever, infectious disease, debility, nervous exhaustion
- Method of Production; steam distillation of macerated root or supercritical carbon dioxide extraction
- Perfume Note; middle
- Safety; mild phototoxicity, avoid excessive UV exposure following topical use; use in moderation; moderate need for dilution prior to topical application
How to Use:
Diffusing: Add 5-10 drops to your diffuser.
Topical Use, Bathing & Massage: Add 2-5 drops to 10ml of carrier oil and place in warm bath water or massage into skin.
Facial Steam: Add 2-5 drops to a bowl of steaming water and inhale deeply for 5-10 minutes. For best results, cover your head and the bowl with a towel to trap steam.