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10 Recipes with Ginger Essential Oil – Zingiber officinale
To me ginger essential oil is an oil that doesn’t necessarily smell how you think it will – especially if you have eaten eat before, or drunk tea with fresh ginger in it. Like black pepper essential oil, ginger is a spice oil that is a lot more gentle that the plant itself. It is soft and warming, slightly reminiscent of rosemary, with a spicy undertone that can take a few seconds to vapourise.
I’m writing about ginger today because yesterday I had my regular aromatherapy treatment and I was given ginger, orange and, um …. something else (I can’t remember now), and it was gorgeous!
In aromatherapy ginger essential oil is used:
* externally on the stomach for nausea
* as a general warming tonic
* to increase circulation to the extremities (important with people who have diabetes)
I use ginger oil metaphysically to help clients or friends (or myself), particularly when the emotions are stuck and a cold. Ginger is a great way to soften your emotions ans help you to become more approachable in your relationships, and may even help with finding your true purpose in life.
Here are some recipes:
1. Put A few Drops Of Oil into the bottom of the Shower
This works in a similar way to just taking a whiff straight from the bottle, but if you’ve got an extra minute, it will give you a completely different experience. Your whole body will be immersed in an essential oil steam. Just cover the drain with a cloth or your foot for a couple of minutes and breathe in the medicinal goodness
2. Scent Your Space
In a traditional oil burner with a candle or a diffuser add 25 drops of oil
“Job Interview Magic”
The evening before your interview immerse yourself in this –
Ginger 10 drops
Petitgrain 5 drops
Mandarin 5 drops
Cedarwood Virginian 5 drops
“Change of Season”
Ginger can help you move through weather changes –
Ginger 8 drops
Lavender 9 drops
Frankincense 8 drops
“Let’s All Get Along Tonight”
Calm those crazy kids –
Ginger 9 drops
Orange 10 drops
Geranium 4 drops
Vetiver 2 drops
3. Nourishing Body Oil Blend
For a coat of your body use 3 teaspoons of carrier oil in a little dish and, add 7 – 8 drops of essential oil. It’s always best to patch test first, before you apply all over.
***** Always put the drops of essential oil into the bottle or dish first, then add the carrier oil. It gives the scents time to create a synergistic fusion.
For a 50ml bottle of oil add 25 drops and see my articles “Ratios for Blending Essential Oils – A Reminder of the Basics” and “Aromatherapy – It’s Easy as 1 2 3″
Warm up –
Ginger 3 drops
Rosemary 2 drops
Lemon 4 drops
Ginger 3 drops
Marjoram 2 drops
Grapefruit 2 drops
If you’re feeling nauseous or travel sick –
Ginger 3 drops
Peppermint 2 drops
Fennel 2 drops
4. Pure Pulse Point Perfume
In a little dish mix these oils and anoint your pulse points or chakras – 3 drops of essential oils and dilute with a few drops of carrier oil – always patch test first!
“I Like Myself Today”
Ginger 1 drops
Rose 3% 3 drops *see my article for more info on 3% blends in jojoba
“Kindness, Kindness, Kindness”
Ginger 1 drop
Lemon myrtle 1 drop
Lime 1 drop
Ginger 2 drops
Ylang Ylang 1 drop
Please embrace ginger essential oil – hopefully you’ll love it as much as I do.
Remember to treat yourself first, then everyone will benefit.
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