Zingiber officinale or ginger is a herbaceous perennial plant belonging to turmeric and cardamom family. Ginger plant is native to Asia but is now spread all over the world through the spice trade. The plant has thickened fleshy rhizomes up to 2 centimetres thick, growing horizontally underground with a cluster of dark green erect leafy pseudostems up to 1-1.5 metres tall. Pale yellow to purple flowers grow directly from the rhizomes on separate buds. These rhizomes, called ginger root, are one of the most widely used spices in the world for food flavouring and therapeutic purposes.
Ecodrop’s Ginger root essential oil is derived from high-quality ginger rhizomes organically grown in the tropical lands of India, certified organic by the UK Soil Association. Rhizomes are harvested during the summer season when they are completely dried to ensure high oil concentration. Unpeeled rhizomes are then grounded into powder and loaded into the steam distillery for oil extraction, ensuring quality norms.
|Country of Origin:||India|
|Botanical Name:||Zingiber officinale|
|Extraction Method:||Steam Distillation|
|Parts of Plant used:||Roots|
|Colour:||Pale Yellow to Yellow|
|Odour:||Warm, Spicy, Earthy & Woody|
|Main Components:||Alpha Pinene, 1,8-Cineole, Alpha-Zingiberene|
|Bottled in the UK|
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Benefits and Uses
Skincare: Mix Ginger oil in your face cream to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Its antioxidant property tightens the skin and improves skin elasticity.
Haircare: Scalp massage with a diluted version of this oil removes dandruff and soothes scalp inflammation.
Aromatherapy: Its warm, spicy aroma lifts the mood and promotes positivity in thoughts and actions.
Pain relief: Massage with Ginger oil relieves sore muscles, headaches, muscle and joint pain as well as menstrual cramps. It also soothes an upset stomach and improves digestion.
Decongestant: Its aromatic compounds clear respiratory tract and control excessive mucus formation. A few drops in your diffuser can help relieve nasal congestion during the night-time.
Diffusion: Put 4-5 drops in your diffuser. Ginger oil blends well with Eucalyptus and Clary sage oils.
Exfoliating face mask: Add 2-3 drops in honey and lemon juice. Apply to face and neck. Wash with warm water after 15-20 mins. For more DIY natural care recipes, refer to our ebook.
Beauty products: Add 3-4 drops to creams, lotions, shampoo, conditioners, and skin and hair masks.
Massage oil: Add 5-6 drops in a tbsp of olive or sesame oil. Massage the affected area.
UK SOIL ASSOCIATION CERTIFIED ORGANIC
Licence no: CS28221
This product is Soil Association certified* and free from any harsh chemicals, additives and preservatives that are destructive to our beautiful planet & us. It has been manufactured under the strict Soil Association standards (Genuine organic product with quality, integrity and transparency).
* “Soil Association Organic Certificate enforces the strict European laws about the production of organic food, animal welfare, protecting human health, and safeguarding the environment. No system of farming has higher levels of animal welfare than farms working to Soil Association organic standards.”
We feel the responsibility to care for our planet & our farmers. We only buy from small organic farms with highest ethical & environmental values. We’re on a mission to put nature at the forefront. As a society we’ve parted ways from naturalism following the industrial age, but we hope to change that. As close to nature as possible, our formulas prove the healing and beautifying powers of planet earth.
Through the utilisation of sustainable business practices, we strive to establish a deeper connection to the natural world. When you buy from us you can rest assured that the product you have purchased is: 100% pure and Organic, Vegan, Cruelty Free, GMO Free using Ethical Sourcing Practices.
- For external use only.
- Always dilute before use. Consult a professional for proper dilution ratio.
- Consult with your Doctor, or other qualified health care professional before using any of the recipes.
- Seek expert advice before use, if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, skin disorders, or experiencing hormonal imbalances.
- Avoid sun exposure after topical application, as Ginger oil exhibits phototoxicity.
The information provided is general and should not be taken as medical advice. Neither Ecodrop essential oils nor associated business entities guarantee the accuracy of the information. Please consult your doctor, especially if being used during pregnancy, before using this product. You are also encouraged to test the product to ensure that it meets your needs, before using for mass production.