How To Make And Use Ginger Oil

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Ginger oil isn’t something that you hear about daily, but it is most certainly worth paying attention too.

Ginger oil can be used in a variety of recipes, or to help with a variety of health and beauty issues. If the thought of ginger oil is something that intrigues you, take a peek below at how to use ginger oil in your own home.

How to make ginger oil:

Making ginger oil isn’t exactly the easiest to make, and if you want to avoid the hassle you can find ginger oil at many online retailers as well as many local specialty food stores. You will always want to make sure that you get ‘pure’ ginger oil.

If you want to make your own, here’s how.

  • Combine 2 cups of grated, raw ginger and 3 cups of olive oil into a crockpot.
  • Heat on low for 48 hours. (Yes, 48 hours)
  • Then strain it through a cheesecloth and collect the oils.
  • Place in an airtight jar and allow the oil to sit for 24 hours until natural separation occurs.
  • Once the separation occurs, pour off the oil that accumulates at the top.
  • Your ginger oil is now ready to be used.

How to use ginger oil:

Ginger oil clearly has a ginger flavor, so it can be used to cook with. It’s a great addition to many food dishes. Use it as a dip for raw vegetables or sushi!

You can store your ginger oil just like any other essential oil. A cool dry place is most necessary. If they oil separates, simply give it a good shake and mix it up!

Health benefits of ginger oil:

Ginger oil is packed with a ton of awesome health benefits! Many people use ginger oil to ward off sickness, especially through flu season!

  • Help increase circulation by rubbing ginger oil over your feet and calves. Rub it on all of your joints in order to increase blood flow. Ginger oil can ease inflammation too!
  • Soothe an upset stomach by massaging ginger oil onto the stomach. This can also be helpful when dealing with menstrual cramps.
  • Add a few drops of ginger oil to your chest rub to give it a boost. It can help you breathe easier as well as take away any muscle soreness or aches in the chest as a result of the congestion.
  • Make your baths more blissful by adding a few drops of ginger oil. It can help ease sore muscles, help you relax further, and can even help soften skin.