All About Ginger Essential Oil

Ginger essential oil is a spicy and earthy oil. This oil is great to use during the winter months because of its warm aroma. It also pairs great with other wintery essential oils such as Cinnamon Bark, Nutmeg, Clove, Peppermint, and Orange.

Ginger is one of the most popular spices in the world. Using ginger in cooking tastes great for savory dishes and sweet desserts. Ginger Vitality is an excellent replacement for regular ginger.

Ginger has many benefits such as having anti-oxidants and providing comfort to the digestive system.

Let’s learn about the history of Ginger and how to use this essential oil. But first, pin this page for later.

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Where Does Ginger Come From?

Ginger is originally from southeastern Asia. India is the biggest producer of Ginger followed by Nigeria. The scientific name for ginger is Zingiber officinale.

Young Living steam distills their ginger from the rhizome of the ginger plant for the purest essential oil.

History of Ginger

Ginger has been used in India and China since the ancient times. They mainly used ginger for cooking but also used it in medicine.

By the 1st century, Ginger had been exported by traders to the Mediterranean, The Caribbean, and Eastern Africa.

The Romans had brought Ginger to Europe via trade with India in the 1st century. When the Roman Empire fell, Ginger was forgotten about in Europe until Marco Polo brought it back from his travels to India in the 13th century.

Three Ways to Use Ginger Essential Oil

  • Diffuse Ginger with other festive essential oils such as Cinnamon Bark, Nutmeg, Christmas Spirit, and Clove for a sweet and spicy festive aroma.
  • Diffuse or apply topically to your stomach to provide comfort to that area.
  • Ginger Vitality is great to use in baking and cooking recipes. It adds a sweet and savory flavor to your dishes and desserts.


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