Do you often feel bone chillingly cold? Are you often tired and a bit sluggish?
Ginger is a total hero for bringing warmth and energy
As a circulatory stimulant with pain relieving properties, it is one of my favourite oils for easing aches and pains which tend to flare up in the cold damp weather.
When used in a blend for stomach massage, the warming and stimulating properties of ginger do wonders to ease bloating and constipation. An important tip to remember if you are self massaging your tummy is to stick to a clockwise direction to work with the natural digestive flow.
Ginger shines a light in those dark damp areas of our bodies and emotions and adds a little fire
It is also an oil I turn to when treating pesky persistent coughs and colds. The oil is an expectorant and anti-catrrhal which basically means it helps you cough up all the fluid and mucus that's been making your lungs feel heavy and overworked.
Latin zingiber officinale
Extraction steam distillation of the dried ground rhizomes
Safety be sure to dilute in a little full fat milk or oil before adding to a bath
Warming massage oil
ginger / black pepper / nutmeg *
add 10 drops of essential oil into 20 ml carrier oil
Stomach blend for constipation
ginger / bitter orange *
add 10 drops of essential oil into 10 ml carrier oil or base lotion (for stomach massage only)
Congested chest rub
ginger / eucalyptus globulus / black pepper *
use above essential oils in a homemade balm or add to carrier oil for chest rub (10 drops in 10 ml)
* Always check specific safety guidance for each essential oil before using, especially if pregnant or have sensitive skin
If you would like to find out more about aromatherapy and how to use it at home, come along for a session and as well as enjoying a massage, we can discuss which oils / blends you could benefit most from