Ginger (Zingiber officinale) always reminds me of happy things. Ginger rhizomes are a prevalent spice in cooking but the oil also has excellent uses in natural perfumery. This is a top note essential oil that pairs nicely with citrus oils and compliments florals. In my practice I love to add it to lift the top of a perfume, especially if it feels weighted or heavy. Though dose with caution because a little goes a long way.
When sourcing this oil I try to avoid the muddled versions and hunt for the bright full oils that smell like the fresh cut ginger root not like the dried versions.
In aromatherapy this oil can be a very useful aid to digestive issues. Just a couple drops in warm water and you have a soothing tea for an upset stomach.
No matter how you cut it, ginger is an excellent addition to your natural aromatic materials.