Ginger oil is extracted from the ginger plant rhizome, the same part of the plant used in food and beverage preparation. It has a very warm and spicy smell and is very popular in aromatherapy for its multiple health benefits.
Ginger oil should be diluted with another oil such as coconut oil before applying to the skin. It can also be added to drinks to treat digestive complaints and respiratory symptoms. To enjoy the aromatic benefits, add a few drops of ginger oil to an oil diffuser or warm bath.