Ginger has been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years to treat various ailments. In Ayurvedic medicine, ginger is considered the “universal medicine” because of its abundance of healing properties. The benefits of Ginger essential oils are similar to the benefits of the herb it originates from, although the essential oil is considered more potent due to its higher gingerol content. Ginger’s affinity for the digestive system allows it to naturally tackle stomach concerns, such as bloating, cramps, nausea, and gas. It can also settle an upset stomach due to traveling, motion sickness, and overeating. Ginger can also increase circulation, helping to warm cold, stiff joints and relax overworked or tired muscles.
Ginger essential oil is also known as the “Oil of Empowerment” due to its ability to bring on feelings of self-assurance and mindfulness. Emotionally, Ginger encourages a sense of confidence and motivation by helping to sharpen a foggy mind and lift feelings of lethargy.
Ginger essential oil can help with the following:
- Stomach & digestive issues
- Increased circulation
- Joint & muscle discomfort
- PMS and period symptoms
- Skin concerns
- Nervous tension
- Mental clarity
- Confidence, comfort & support
What Ginger is Right for Me?
Plant Therapy currently offers three types of Ginger oils that share similar therapeutic benefits but have slightly different aromas and certifications. All three of the Ginger oils we offer are KidSafe, Pregnancy Safe, Nursing Safe, and Pup & Pony Safe.
Ginger Root CO2 Extract has been available for quite some time, and with over 600 5-star reviews, those who have had the chance to use this excellent oil can attest to its benefits. This particular Ginger has a fresh, warm, spicy aroma. Because of the CO2 extraction method, the scent of this oil is more complex and aromatic than steam-distilled ginger, has a different chemical profile, and must be diluted at a higher ratio than its steam-distilled counterpart.
Organic Ginger Root CO2 is a new addition to our site and is the organic version of the previously mentioned Ginger Root CO2. A USDA Certified Organic essential oil means that this oil is free from GMOs and the plants grow freely without the aid of synthetic fertilizers and in soil that is clean of prohibited substances, such as harmful pesticides. With the same benefits as Ginger Root CO2 Extract, purchasing either option would be more of a personal decision.
Ginger Essential Oil is made by steam distillation. This is the most common method of extraction for essential oils. This Ginger has a light, earthy & spicy aroma. An excellent multi-tasker when it comes to overall well-being, Ginger Essential Oil offers a wide variety of support.
Ginger Bath Soak
What you’ll need:
- 1 drop Organic Ginger Root CO2
- 2 drops Coriander
- 1 teaspoon of carrier oil
- 1⁄2 cup Epsom salts
What you’ll do:
Mix essential oils, carrier oil, and Epsom salts together. Pour into a warm bath to help stimulate circulation, relieve aches and pains, and give a mental “boost.”
Car Sickness Diffuser Blend
What you’ll need:
- Portable Diffuser
- 2 drops Cardamom
- 2 drops Ginger
- 2 drops Peppermint
What you’ll do:
Add all drops to the Portable Diffuser. Enjoy the stomach-calming and energizing benefits as you drive!
Cramp Relief Rub
What you’ll need:
- 1 Tbsp Carrier Oil
- 4 drops of Turmeric CO2 Extract
- 1 drop of Ginger Root CO2 Extract
What you’ll do:
In a small dish, combine your essential oils and carrier oil. Rub on the abdomen when menstrual discomfort strikes to help relieve the feeling of cramps.
You might also like our Ginger Root Hangover Stomach Rub and Cardamom Turk-ease Tummy Tamer!
43 thoughts on “Benefits of Ginger”
I love Ginger. I use it almost everyday for cooking recipes, in tea
or for my arthritic joints
Thank you for this! What would be the best way to use ginger for: “Ginger can also increase circulation, helping to warm cold, stiff joints and relax overworked or tired muscles”?
It is best to help increase circulation.
Very informative article! Definitely learned something new today. Never tried Ginger, but I will now!
Wow I loved this article- to the point & full of great information <3
Great information. I am going to try the Cramp Relief Rub.
Great article! I knew ginger was great for motion sickness but I didn’t know all of the other benefits. I will definitely be adding to my must haves.
I am excited to find out ginger helps for cramps. I am going to try the cramp recipe and rub on my feet as they keep cramping. Awesome article.
Love this! Thank you for the incredible information.
Great article – I didn’t know all the benefits of ginger. My son-in-law gets motion sickness and I can’t wait to have him try the Car Sickness Blend. I am looking forward to trying the Ginger Bath Soak myself.
Awesome article! I didn’t realize ginger helps with joint and muscle issue. Great to know it’s also kid safe!
Great information! I love ginger essential oil, I use it for muscle pain.
Thanks for the information on Ginger. I can’t wait to relax in the ginger bath soak
Great article! I can’t wait to try the recipes.
I’m definitely going to try the cramp relief one. I love Ginger root!
Ginger is my go – to comforting oil during Midwinter here in Vermont!
Great article! Will definitely look into making these blends in the future ❤️ Thank you for the information
where is the question?
Ginger helps nausea or even gastric reflux symptoms in less than 30 min for me
No sabía de estas propiedades de empoderamiento del jengibre
Our family uses ginger in a few different forms – we’ve just never tried it as an EO. Time for that to change.
Thank you for the information.
Helpful to read. Knew the benefits of ginger before but learned something I didn’t know before
I’ve used the actual ginger root in the store cooked it and mixed with my tea or other, very good for upset stomach
It’s helpful to have the different types explained so clearly and to see the recipes for how to combine multiple oils that support the same systems (versus trying to figure out which one to singly use). Thanks!
Cant wait to try the bath soak!
I have yet to use ginger oil! But I do have nausea problems especially when I ride in a car with as a passenger. So by the sounds of things I should look into purchasing ginger oil for myself!
Good to know that Ginger encourages a sense of confidence and motivation.
I didn’t know it would help with motion sickness!
thanks – I’ll be passing this on to my girls
Thank you!! ❤️
I love Immune Aid oil
Love ginger – great for nausea!
I love ginger. I make a huge jug of tea/juice for my family along with a couple other immune boosting herbs. I put it in the fridge and we have a tablespoon every morning. It is GREAT for coughs too.
I cant wait to try the car sickness blend for me son who suffers so bad with car sickness.
Thank you so much for the motion sickness recipe! My daughter hates road trips because she has mild motion issues. I’ll diffuse this in my portable diffuser next time we travel!
Love this article and love ginger, it’s a great topical for scaring also
I’m comparing this company with several other essential oil companies. One of my main concerns is whether the farms that companies source their oils from is ethical (basically, does the company regularly visit its suppliers and make sure humans are treated ethically and paid fairly). The other is the sustainability/eco-friendly practices of the company.
Can you expand on these two things? I’d love to see a list of suppliers, more about eco-friendly packaging, vegan/cruelty-free practices, and more. Thanks for your time!
We will pass this along to let them know you would like them to expound on these subjects more. Have a great day!
Love this thank you
Great article. Thank you for the valuable information.