Ginger oil – when applied externally – not only stimulates the spirits, but also, thanks to the gingerole it contains, promotes blood circulation, warms and helps relax the muscles. And the best thing is: you can simply make ginger oil yourself.
Ginger oil can be applied externally in different ways, e.g. as a compress, as an aroma bath or as a massage oil diluted with other oils. We’ll show you what to look out for if you want to make your own ginger oil to naturally treat muscle tension and back pain.
Make your own ginger oil: Ingredients and recipe
To make ginger oil yourself, you need the following ingredients:
- 250 ml organic olive oil
- 100 grams of fresh ginger
- cheese grater
- ovenproof form
- glass bottle
- tight sieve
It’s that simple:
- First you take the ginger root and peel it thoroughly.
- Then slice the piece of ginger into a pot with a cheese grater.
- Add the olive oil and mix thoroughly.
- Now place the pan in the stove and let the mixture boil for two hours at a low temperature (approx. 60 degrees).
- Then pour it through a strainer into the clean bottle.
- Let it “mature” for two weeks so that it can develop its full aroma. Then it is ready for use.
- The oil can be kept for about half a year after bottling!
Ginger oil: External applications
Many of us drink a cup of ginger tea in winter (e.g. at** Avocadostore) when a cold is on the horizon or they just want to warm up. Not for nothing has this versatile root been an indispensable ingredient in Asian cuisine for thousands of years. This is due to the countless health-promoting ingredients of the tried and tested spice.
Above all, the pungent substances it contains – also called gingerole – are very important for the healing effect of ginger. They are stimulating, sweat-inducing and promote the formation of body juices. Its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects have also been medically proven. It also stimulates the metabolism.
Nevertheless, you should be aware that home remedies are not necessarily suitable for everyone. For example, ginger oil as a massage oil can cause skin irritation if it is not sufficiently diluted. If in doubt, you should therefore check with your doctor or pharmacist again.