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Ginger Oil

Ginger Oil

Zingiber officinale


When used as a kitchen spice, the hot, earthy nature of Ginger oil adds flavor to a variety of dishes, and can help to support healthy digestion.*




Newly sourced from Madagascar, doTERRA Ginger essential oil is derived from the fresh rhizome of the ginger plant—the subterranean stalk of a plant that shoots out the root system. A featured ingredient in many Asian dishes, Ginger has a hot, fragrant flavor when used as a kitchen spice. In Western tradition, Ginger is most often used in sweets—gingerbread and ginger snaps being two examples. Internal use of Ginger is best known as a digestive aid and for helping to ease occasional indigestion and nausea.† Ginger essential oil can also be applied topically or inhaled for a soothing 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.

Directions For Use

Aromatic use: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of choice.
Internal Use: Dilute one drop in 4 fluid ounces of liquid.
Topical Use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. See additional precautions below.


Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of 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.

Primary Benefits

  • 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

Aromatic Description

Hot, spicy

Collection Method

Steam distillation

Plant Part


Main Constituents

α-zingiberene, β--sesquiphellandrene


An excellent digestive tonic, Ginger essential oil has great internal benefits for the body.* It is well known for its ability to soothe the stomach when ingested.*

Usage Tips:

  • During a long car ride, diffuse or place a drop of Ginger in the palm of your hand and inhale.
  • Add a few drops to doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply over lower abdomen for a soothing massage.
  • Use Ginger essential oil in your favorite sweet and savory dishes.

What Is Ginger Essential Oil Good For?

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. A relative of cardamom and turmeric, ginger is native to Asia, where it’s popularly used as a digestive tonic and a featured ingredient in curries, soups, and stir-fries*. Traditional Chinese health practices suggest ginger for its warming and stimulating aroma, while Ayurvedic practices focus on ginger’s internal digestive benefits.*

In ancient Greece, people ate thin slices of ginger wrapped in bread to aid digestion.* In Europe, this idea evolved into grating the ginger rhizome into the bread dough, and gingerbread was born. During the Middle Ages, gingerbread guilds controlled the production of this valuable sweet, which was enjoyed for its flavor as well as its ability to support healthy digestion.*

Is Ginger Good for Digestion?

The primary constituent of ginger is Zingiberene, which has demonstrated protection for the stomach.* doTERRA Ginger essential oil is distilled from ginger plants that are grown and harvested in Madagascar, Tanzania, Kenya, and Vietnam. Internal use of this oil may help maintain a healthy function of the digestive tract.* Experimental research has shown that Ginger essential oil aid the digestive system when taken internally.*


Ginger has a spicy, energizing aroma. Add a drop in a smoothie recipe or diffuse during the mid-afternoon. To take Ginger oil internally, add one to two drops in a glass of water or in a Veggie Capsule. Ginger is also a favorite addition to recipes, and, in many cases, can be used in place of dried or fresh ginger.

How Do I Use Ginger Essential Oil?

During a long car ride, diffuse Ginger in a car diffuser or place a drop of Ginger in the palm of your hand and inhale for a calming aroma. For a soothing massage, dilute Ginger with Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply over the lower abdomen. Thanks to its many benefits, Ginger essential oil is included in a dozen doTERRA products, from blends like doTERRA Cheer®, MetaPWR™ Metabolic Blend, and DigestZen® to supplements like Alpha CRS®+ and DigestZen TerraZyme®.


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