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doTERRA’s Ginger Essential Oil and Digestive System

DoTERRA Ginger Essential Oil, newly acquired from Madagascar, is extracted from the fresh rhizome of the ginger plant. Rhizome is the underground stalk of a plant that grows out of the root system. It has a spicy and aromatic cooking spice and is commonly used in Asian recipes. 

Read along while I talk about its other uses and benefits and how you can maximize them for a healthier lifestyle!

The scientific name for ginger, “Zingiber,” is derived from the Greek zingiberis, which comes from the Sanskrit sringabera, meaning “horn shaped.”

The ginger root is well-known for contributing spice and flavor to many popular meals. In addition, Ginger essential oil has warming and relaxing characteristics that make it beneficial in everyday life. 

When used internally, doTERRA Ginger oil can help with nausea and digestion if used. It has a spicy, fresh scent and works well in several diffuser combinations. 

Primary Benefits of Ginger Essential Oil

  • Support healthy digestion
  • Known as a digestive aid to help ease occasional indigestion and nausea
  • Soothing and calming aroma
  • Naturally boosts the immune system
  • Hand inhale with deep long breaths
  • Use in your favorite sweet and savory dishes

Chemistry of Ginger Essential Oil

Ginger essential oil has a chemical group called sesquiterpenes. These are also found in calming oils like Ylang Ylang and Myrrh oil. The sesquiterpenes in ginger oil are called zingiberene and sesquiphellandrene. They help with digestion if taken internally and can calm emotions when used for aromatherapy.

Ginger Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

  1. Use Ginger essential oil instead of actual ginger for a sweet, spicy flavor in your meals. Try our recipe for Mini Pumpkin Pies with Clove, Ginger, and Cassia oil. Perfect for holiday gatherings.

  2. Ginger essential oil is a game-changer while traveling! Its aroma calms and soothes you on long car rides. Add it to your car for a terrific scent and massage it with fractionated coconut oil to soothe occasional tummy discomfort.

  3. Add a little Ginger essential oil to your water or veggie capsule after exercising for relief if you feel bloated. Try it out and you may feel better!

  4. Try Ginger essential oil in your diffuser for a balanced and energizing boost. Combine 3 drops of Wild Orange, 2 drops of Ylang Ylang, and 2 drops of Ginger for a soothing tropical blend.

  5. Add a few drops of Ginger essential oil to a glass of water or one to two drops in a veggie capsule to help with digestion.

  6. Put one drop of Ginger essential oil in your morning smoothies to help your joints and prevent damage from harmful chemicals. 

  7. Relax with Ginger oil! Use doTERRA Fractionated Coconut oil to dilute it for a smoother massage. Ginger oil has a warm and earthy aroma that can help you unwind and calm your senses. It’s also known for its calming properties. Try other relaxing oils like Ylang Ylang and Myrrh oil if you’re a fan of Ginger. 

Ginger Lime Brown Sugar Scrub

Make an easy Ginger Lime Brown Sugar Scrub to scrub and soften your skin during the colder months. Use it on your hands, feet, legs, or arms once or twice a week. You can also add your favorite essential oils to it and give it as a present.


  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup turbinado sugar
  • ½ cup doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • 10 drops Lime oil
  • 5 drops Ginger oil 


  1. Combine brown sugar, turbinado sugar, Fractionated Coconut Oil, and essential oil in a bowl.
  2. Stir until well combined.
  3. Store in an air-tight container.
  4. To use, apply a small amount to hands and scrub for 30 seconds, or until sugar dissolves. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.
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