5 Ways I Love to Use Ginger Essential Oil
Benefits of Ginger Essential Oil
1. Provides Antioxidant Benefits
Scientists have studied the compound in ginger and discovered that it may help support healthy immune and respiratory function (source).
To use: add one drop to your morning smoothie.
2. Relieves Feelings of Nausea
I always try to keep a roller bottle of ginger with me in case someone experiences a moment of nausea, especially on long car rides.
To use: diffuse in a car diffuser or place a drop in your hand to inhale its calming and soothing aroma.
3. Aids in Digestion
One study showed that ginger, as well as turmeric oil, significantly increased the cellular levels of antioxidant enzymes. This prevents gastric damage, thereby maintaining the health of gastric tissue (source).
To use: when you’re experiencing gas or bloating, add one drop to four ounces of liquid or place 1-2 drops in a veggie capsule.
4. Creates a Calming Atmosphere
Ginger is known as a soothing oil. It’s one of the oils I grab for when I want to create a balanced and grounding feeling in my home.
To use: diffuse 1-2 drops in your favorite diffuser. Or you can try this this potpourri recipe.
5. Adds Flavor to Food
Any time you have a recipe that calls for ginger, you can substitute the oil. But as with any oil, just use a tiny bit. Even a small toothpick amount can add lots of flavor to your meal.
To use: you can try these recipes from doTERRA:
- Ginger shrimp and mango skewers
- Ginger pear green smoothie
- Honey ginger lemonade
- Dark chocolate ginger waffles
- Lazy avocado sushi
- Mini pumpkin pies
Oils that Blend Well with Ginger Essential Oil