Saturday, April 23, 2011

Benefits of Ginger Oil Soaps and Cosmetic

Benefits of Ginger Oil

Ginger oil has been used as a medicine since ancient times and has been mentioned in many literatures of the past because of it therapeutic benefits. Ginger oil is a popular treatment as it does not contain any known toxic agent or irritant however the oil must not be used in large quantities or in high concentrations as it could cause sensitization and adverse reactions on the skin.


Goat's Milk with Beeswax and Honey with Ginger (Exfoliant) Soap

Ginger oil is obtained from the root of the herb Zingiber Officinale (ginger). The peculiar hot taste and pungent taste of ginger can be attributed to the presence of an acrid compound called Gingerol. Most of the health benefits of ginger are due to Gingerol.

Extraction: The oil is extracted by means of steam distillation from the unpeeped or dried root (rhizome) of the plant.

Characteristic: Ginger oil can vary in color from pale yellow to a darker amber color and the viscosity also ranges from medium to watery.

Scent: Ginger oil is a strong smelling oil - spicy, sharp, warm and with a hint of lemon and pepper, which smells of actual ginger.Blending: Ginger oil is perfect for blending with many other essential oils including lemon, cedarwoord, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, sandalwood, bergamot, neroli, and ylang-ylang.


Ginger oil has beneficial digestive properties; it is especially helpful in digesting food items such as meat, and poultry. Ginger is also added to meat recipe to soften the meat.
Ginger oil has antibacterial and antiviral properties that is why is often used as preservative and flavoring agent.
Ginger oil is used for stomach upsets. It is one of the best remedies for indigestion, stomach ache, dyspepsia, colic, spasms, diarrhea, flatulence and other stomach and bowel related problems. It is also used in treating food poisoning.
Ginger oil and ginger root tea is effective against nausea, motion sickness and vomiting. Usage of ginger may result in reduction in pregnancy related vomiting.
Ginger oil is believed to help strengthen the heart. Research has shown that ginger may be helpful in reduction of cholesterol levels and prevention of blood clotting. With reduced cholesterol levels and blood clotting the chances of blockage of blood vessels decrease thereby reducing incidences of strokes.
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Ginger oil is a good expectorant it is effective in various respiratory problems such as cold, cough, flu, asthma, bronchitis and breathlessness.
Ginger oil has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties it is therefore beneficial for people suffering from muscle aches, arthritis, rheumatism, headache, migraine, etc. It is further believed that regular use of ginger leads to reduction of prostaglandins which are the compounds associated with pain.
Ginger oil is stimulating to the brain and therefore relieves depression, mental stress, exhaustion, restlessness and anxiety.
Ginger oil is helpful for men’s health as well because its oil is aphrodisiac in nature; it is also effective in removing impotency and treating premature ejaculation. Ginger oil may also be effective in treating inflammation of the testicles.
Ginger oil can help decrease pus in infected wounds and boils.
Ginger oil can help control dandruff.
Ways to Use:

Massage. Dilute ginger oil into your base oil and apply to the affected area to help relieve pain.
Vapor. Put a few drop of ginger oil in a burner or vaporizer to help relieve chest congestion and nausea.
Add a few drops of ginger oil to warm water to help treat stomach upsets.
Apply a couple of drops on the temples and stomach to relieve travel sickness.
Buying tip: Ginger essential oil is best purchased organic.

Caution: Ginger essential oil is slightly phototoxic, which means if you're in the sun all day don't apply it unless that area is perfectly covered up.

This soap- - is very mild, great for combination skin and has a luxurious lather,we add a touch of ginger and cassia oil for a sweet, spicy-hot fragrance.