Ginger – Zingiber officinalis – India
Extraction: Steam distillation or CO2 extraction of the roots (rhizomes)
Volatility: Base note
Colour: Pale, slightly greenish yellow, and darkens with age
Aroma: Spicy, sharp, refreshing like lemon and pepper
Sesquiterpenes (50-90%)- zingiberene (20-42%), B-farnesene (17-20%), bisabolene (5-7%)
Monoterpenes (4-22%)- camphene (8%), limonene, pinene, B-phelladrene
Alcohols (9-20%)- citronellol (5-6%), linalool (1-5%), borneol (1-2%)
Cautions / Safety Data
May irritate the skin. Do not use on the skin full strength. Always dilute in appropriate carriers before use. Not for internal use. If pregnant or suffering from serious medical conditions, consult a qualified health professional, experienced in the use of essential oils.
Heavy presence of sesquiterpenes translates to long shelf life. This oil may improve over time however the aroma will change from a sharp fresh cut ginger aroma to a heavier exotic persistent aroma. When initially blended, the aroma may not be apparent but will emerge as blend’s synergy occurs.