Hot, spicy, earthy, and Sweet, Ginger is the world’s most widely cultivated spice and people have been enjoying its many benefits for over 5,000 years. Native to Asia, Ginger is used as a digestive tonic and is featured in many Asian cuisines. The aroma of Ginger pairs wonderfully with autumn spice diffuser blends.
“Ginger is the oil of empowerment. It has a will and a purpose to fulfill. Ginger powerfully persuades individuals to be fully present and participate in life, it teaches us that to be successful one must wholeheartedly commit to it. It also helps people release the feeling of being a victim and releasing that mentality, to help people move forward.” (This quote comes from the Essential Emotions: 10th Edition Book
. All essential oils have both physical and emotional properties. This book is great for breaking down the emotional properties of each essential oil.)
Whenever you feel like you need some empowerment, try rubbing a drop of Ginger oil around your navel.
In a previous article of mine, Co-Impact Sourcing with doTERRA | What Makes doTERRA Essential Oils Different
, I share the impact doTERRA had on the communities where each essential oil is sourced. doTERRA has a goal of positively tripling their impact by 2030. There are ten oils specifically that have the largest impact on the growers, distillers, and communities from which they are sourced – Ginger is one of those ten oils. In this article I will be sharing the uses, benefits, DIY ideas, and how you can help make a positive impact right from your home by purchasing Ginger essential oil.
Ginger is planted in spring and harvested in fall or winter, when it’s mature. The essential oil is steam-distilled from the rhizome of the plant. It takes between one to two pounds of ginger rhizome to make a 15 mL bottle of essential oil. A rhizome—different from a root—is the subterranean stalk from which a plant’s root system grows.
Our Ginger essential oil is truly unique. Many companies distill their oil from fully dried rhizomes, while we distill our essential oil from fresh rhizomes shortly after harvest. This difference results in better chemical and aroma profiles.
This is a really popular oil for the fall and winter season, especially if you bake a lot. Ginger Oil is great for digestion and when used internally it can work as a digestive aid and help ease occasional nausea and indigestion. One way to make sure that essential oils are safe to ingest is to check the back for supplemental facts (this is only for doTERRA Essential Oils).
Ginger Oil has a hot, fragrant flavor and a hot and spicy aroma. During the winter season many people make gingerbread and ginger snaps. One of my favorite ways to use Ginger Oil is to add a drop to a cup of hot water and then add a couple of orange slices. For more tea recipes using essential oils check out, Tea Time With doTERRA Essential Oils | Essential Oil Infused Tea Recipes
Benefits and Uses
Primary Benefits of Ginger Essential Oil
- Supports healthy digestion when used internally†
- Eases occasional indigestion and nausea when used as an internal-use digestive aid†
- Provides a soothing and calming aroma
- Diffuse or inhale from palms of hands while on a long car ride.
- Apply over lower abdomen for a soothing massage.
- Use in your favorite sweet and savory dishes.
Stomach Ease Tea
Mini Pumpkin Pies
Ginger Stir Fry Sauce
Gingerbread Man Cookies
Ginger Shrimp and Mango
Ginger Pear Spinach Smoothie
Ginger Honey Lemonade
Hair Growth Serum
Behind the Bottle
doTERRA sources Ginger from Madagascar, Kenya, Tanzania, Honduras, and Vietnam.
2021 Sourcing Impact
People empowered with sourcing jobs:
- Madagascar: 591 farmers, 6,250 seasonal jobs, 420 permanent jobs
- Kenya: 62 seasonal jobs, 47 permanent jobs
- Tanzania: 471 farmers, 25 seasonal jobs, 9 permanent jobs
- Honduras: 153 farmers, 44 permanent jobs
- Vietnam: 160 farmers, 30 seasonal jobs, 8 permanent jobs
Why Kenya, Madagascar, Tanzania, Honduras, and Vietnam?
Our Ginger essential oil is sourced from multiple locations where the plant thrives. It’s produced through our Co-Impact Sourcing model, in which we work with hundreds of small farmers.
The doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation® has funded numerous projects in both Madagascar and Kenya.
In Madagascar, these projects include the establishment of a mobile health clinic. Health officers are chosen from villages and provided with first aid kits and essential oils, and then they’re trained in respective and appropriate uses. A doctor will be employed to work for the clinic and see patients in their homes.
Projects in Kenya include:
- The construction of additional classroom and restroom facilities at Kiwegu Primary School.
- The construction of a school library, water storage, staff room, restrooms, and teacher living quarters at Mwamose Primary school, as well as providing scholarship support.
- The construction of Mwena River Bridge, which allows the community and school children to cross the local river.
- The construction of Majengo Mapya Kindergarten school.
- The construction of a community center.
- Indigenous culture and health trainings for 2,000 school children.
- Colobus Conservation, which provides education about and helps with the reforestation of indigenous trees.
- Mwamose Water Point—a community borehole and water tower.
- The Water Maintenance Trust Fund, which does ongoing research and maintenance on community water sources.
In 2021 alone, these communities were supported by the following programs and initiatives:
- Days for Girls Kits were sent to 1,000 girls in Lunga Lunga, 250 girls in Mount Kenya, and 700 girls in Mara.
- 6,000 people were supported with water connection to Kiwegu.
- 2,000 students were supported with water connection to schools.
- 12 students were supported with scholarships. These scholarships paid for tuition and school expenses in secondary schools.
- 80 girls were supported with Girls on Fire leadership training.
Along with donations from the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation, we’ve established a community development fund in Kenya. For every kilogram of essential oil produced by farmer cooperatives, a portion of revenue is set aside in a fund overseen by the cooperatives themselves to finance larger development projects at their discretion.
When you purchase Ginger essential oil from doTERRA you get to be a part of the positive impact doTERRA is making in Madagascar, Kenya, Tanzania, Honduras, and Vietnam. You get a say in where your money goes and be part of the Co-Impact Sourcing model. doTERRA allows you to participate in conscious consumerism when you purchase their essential oils.
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