This versatile spice has been used for medicinal, therapeutic and culinary purposes for thousands of years in ancient cultures but it’s also livened up our taste buds in European cooking since medieval times. The thick, fibrous rhizome of the ginger plant releases its punchy, pale yellow oil through steam distillation.
The active component of the distilled oil is gingerol which delivers its distinctive, powerful, spicy and peppery note. Ginger oil’s dominant warm, spicy and woody scent is freshened with a hint of lemon and pepper.
Blend organic ginger oil with bergamot, ylang ylang or sandalwood and you’ll find it combines well with other spice oils.
|Botanical name||Zingiber officinale|
|Strength of aroma||Medium to Strong|
|Aromatic scent||Ginger has a warm, spicy, woody scent with a hint of lemon and pepper.|
|Blends well with||Ginger blends well with bergamot, sandalwood, ylang-ylang, and other spice oils|