October Oil of the Month Reveal: Ginger Lily & Ajowain Fruit CO2

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October Oil of the Month Reveal: Ginger Lily & Ajowain Fruit CO2

Every Oil of the Month club selection is pretty exciting for us here at Plant Therapy. But this month, we have not one, but two new and exotic oils: Ginger Lily and Ajowain Fruit CO2! These unique oils will add something new and different to your collection. So let’s get started and have a look at all the goodness these oils have to offer!

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Ginger Lily

Ginger Lily, or hedichium roots, are grown by farmers in rural mountain areas of Himachal Pradesh, a state in northern India. This particular plant is grown at 1500-2500 meters above sea level. Grown from February to April, the annual production is only 2-3 tons, making this an incredibly rare oil. You might also see it called  Kapoor Kachri or Sanna Oil. Ginger Lily is created through the steam distillation of the dried rhizome. It’s known for its fresh, spicy ginger, slightly powdery scent with camphor undertone.

When it comes to therapeutic benefits, Ginger Lily is a great oil to have in your arsenal for its ability to support healthy digestion and help soothe occasional stomach upset or nausea. Dilute to 1% in your favorite carrier oil and massage onto your stomach in a clockwise manner. It is also great for supporting healthy hair growth! Try adding a drop to your unscented shampoo. When creating aromatic blends, this oil can add a lovely warm and spicy touch to your sweet floral or citrus blends.

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Some Things to Know

Is it KidSafe? No

Shelf Life: 2-3 years

Cautions: Maximum dilution of 1% for topical applications. Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. External use only.

Oils to Blend With: Amyris, Bergamot, Cedarwood (all types), Clove Bud, Coriander, Jasmine, Mandarin, May Chang, Sweet Orange, Rose Absolute, and Sandalwood Australian.


Ajowain Fruit CO2

Ajowain Fruit essential oil also hails from India, although it is a native of Egypt. And it is also cultivated in arid and semi-arid regions where soils contain high levels of salt such as Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. This small, oval-shaped, seed-like fruit goes by a few other names including Bishop’s Weed and Ajowan Caraway.

Because Ajowain Fruit CO2 oil is rich in Thymol and para-Cymene, it has a number of therapeutic benefits. To start, it is helpful in supporting a healthy immune system and warding off seasonal illnesses. This makes it a great addition to your homemade cleaning recipes! It may also help maintain a healthy digestive system. Although similar in makeup to Thyme essential oil, Ajowain Fruit CO2 has a beautifully rich, intense aroma reminiscent of fresh oregano. This intense, herbaceous, slightly medicinal oil has a slightly peppery scent. Keep in mind, not much is needed when diffusing as its aroma is quite intense.

*Click here for a printable version.


Some Things to Know

Is it KidSafe? No

Shelf Life: 3-4 years

Cautions: Maximum dilution of 1.4% for topical applications. Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. External use only.

Oils to Blend With: Eucalyptus Dives, Geranium (both types), May Chang, Pink Grapefruit, Sweet Marjoram, Roman Chamomile, Rosemary, Scots Pine, and Thyme Thymol.

To join a fun community of essential oil lovers, be sure to check out our Safe Essential Oil Recipes (SEOR) Facebook Group.


8 thoughts on “October Oil of the Month Reveal: Ginger Lily & Ajowain Fruit CO2”

  • I purchased these two oils from the Bargain Bin. They are definitely unusual. I have not found any diffuser blends yet but I have been using both oils therapeutically. I have used Ginger Lily in a roller blend for tummy troubles , my daughter has a lot of digestion issues. With the Ajowain Fruit , it has been excellent in clearing congestion. I have recently had Covid and although it was not severe , the symptoms lasted a while. For me I struggled with head and sinus congestion. I rubbed a few drops of Ajowain oil in with a carrier on my throat,cheeks and chest no I found it very helpful in clearing the congestion.

  • Oish just subscribed to this and sad that l missed the October oils! 🙁 Hopefully November ones will be lovely too.

  • I enjoyed the Oct. OOTM since those oils weren’t something I would ordinarily consider buying. They were both interesting and useful. Thanks for choosing them.

  • October was a disappointment to me. I like new oils but these two are so exotic I don’t know what to do with them! Initially, I don’t like the scent individually. I enjoy the OOTM club but the lack of information is very frustrating. Even this blog seems to have more information about where the plant came from than actual useful suggestions. Also, previous club oils- how can I replace them? I don’t see them for sale on the site.

    1. Thank you for your feedback, Dana. We’ll definitely keep that in mind for future OOTM releases. As for previous OOTM oils, unless that oil or blend becomes part of our regular lineup (which does happen from time to time), there isn’t a way to repurchase those oils.

  • I was so excited to receive these two oils! This was my first OOTM and I was not disappointed. Ginger lily is probably my favorite oil to diffuse right now. It’s so fresh and bright. I like to diffuse it in the morning while I’m sipping my morning tea. Ajowain Fruit CO2 was something really different. I don’t have anything like it. I prefer to use it in the evening when I am preparing dinner because it is quite intense and is more of an acquired aroma. I can’t wait until next months OOTM!

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