Ginger Ninja - The Oil of Empowerment
Let’s talk about ginger
Who ginger oil is for: Anyone looking for relief from digestive discomfort or nausea, those experiencing fatigue and boredom.
As we move into the cooler months, our ways of moving and eating can change dramatically. A salad is less appealing in the middle of winter, and a trip to the shops usually involves the car when it’s cold or raining. As a result, we can find ourselves feeling heavy and sluggish, two things that are not conducive to hashtag living your best life.
So, a savvy move is to introduce essential oils with warming and stimulating effects. Enter Ginger. Ginger oil contains bioactive compounds proven to provide antioxidant support, as well as cellular and immune support. There have been over 170 published studies on the benefits of ginger, with traditional use dating back over 5000 years. Amazing huh!
Sourced from Madagascar, doTERRA Ginger essential oil is thoroughly tested to ensure safe aromatic, topical, and internal use. Through CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® quality control, doTERRA preserves the purity and potency of each bottle of essential oil—including doTERRA Ginger oil.
Let’s talk benefits shall we:
Aids in travel sickness – studies have shown that ginger can relieve symptoms of travel- and pregnancy - induced nausea. '
Alleviates digestive discomfort- may help reduce bloating, gas, and occasional indigestion.
Digestive tonic – traditional Chinese medicine uses ginger for its warming and stimulating effects, promoting the effective break down of food in the stomach.
Dispels fatigue and boredom – the energising effect of ginger can provide a natural boost of concentration.
Energetically it is the oil of empowerment, assisting one to feel capable, purposeful and empowered to take full responsibility for one's life.
HOW you can ENJOY Ginger
To reduce nausea, 1-2 drops of ginger oil can be added to warm water or a veggie capsule and taken internally. You can also add ginger oil to a diffuser to benefit aromatically through the power of smell.
For digestive discomfort and upset, ginger oil can be taken internally as above, or can be added to Fractionated Coconut oil and massaged into the stomach and lower abdomen in a clockwise direction.
You can add ginger oil to smoothies and healthy desserts to aid in boosting concentration and alleviating fatigue.
Other Essential OILS THAT BLEND WELL WITH GINGER
Ginger blends well with other warming oils and also citrus scents.
For warmth, add to Cinnamon or Cassia.
Citrus scents that blend well with ginger include Wild Orange and Ylang Ylang.
It is also lovely when blended with Motivate or Passion - two of the blends from the Emotional Aromatherapy kit.
OUR FAVOURITE DOTERRA BLENDS CONTAINING GINGER
Thanks to its many benefits, Ginger essential oil is included in a dozen doTERRA products, from blends like doTERRA Cheer®, Slim & Sassy®, and DigestZen® to supplements like Alpha CRS®+ and DigestZen TerraZyme®.
And let us say that DigestZen is an absolute travel must have here at WomanKind.
And what about using it in your kitchen - yes we got you covered here with a super nourishing + delicious soup.
CARROT GINGER SOUP
1kg carrots, chopped
2 onions, peeled and chopped
5-7 cups chicken or vegetable broth
6 drops ginger essential oil
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 cup coconut kefir or coconut milk
sea salt, black pepper and onion powder to taste
2-3 tablespoons ghee or grass fed butter
Place carrots, bone broth and garlic in a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until carrots are soft when pierced.
Saute onions in a separate pan with ghee over medium high heat until caramelised.
Add both the broth mixture, ginger oil and the onions to a blender and blend until a smooth consistency is reached. (You may have to do this in more than 1 batch)
Transfer smooth mixture back into large pot and add kefir and seasonings. Mix until well incorporated.
We hope you’ve loved this deep dive into Ginger Essential oil and have found all we have shared digestible (see what we did there, lol)
Share this with your friends and be sure to let us know your favourite ways to use Ginger and if you try any of our suggestions, let us know how you find them.
CAUTIONS + NOTE:
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of the reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.