Ginger has been used for thousands of years in folk medicine and Chinese medicine. It is a common ingredient in Asian dishes due to its hot, fragrant flavor. Ginger is used to treat nausea, support the digestive system, diarrhea, eases colds and sore throats and, with its antiseptic properties, it helps fight many infections. It also helps with anxiety, joint pain and inflammation, headaches, respiratory issues such as asthma, bronchitis and the common cold.
Blends well with bergamot, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, neroli, rose and sandalwood.
Anxiety: Diffuse 3 or 4 drops. Mix 2 drops per teaspoon of fractionated coconut oil and add to roller ball. Roll on wrists and inhale the scent when you start to feel a bit anxious.
Arthritis: Apply 2 drops to the inflamed area.
Cold: Mix 5 drops with 1 teaspoon coconut oil and massage into the chest to loosen phlegm. Can add 1 drop to a cup of green tea.
Muscle aches: Mix 6 drops with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Massage on the area.
Nausea/Vomiting: Mix 2 or 3 drops with a teaspoon of carrier oil (fractionated coconut oil, jojoba oil, etc.). Apply to the abdomen.
Do not use if pregnant, nursing or taking medications.
If you have sensitive skin, be sure to dilute.