Ginger essential oil is best for combination skin.

Scientific name:  Zingiber officinale

Family:  Zingiberaceae, ginger

Origin:  Nigeria

Form:  steam distilled essential oil

Parts:  root



Ingredient Features

  • antioxidant
  • analgesic
  • astringent
  • invigorating
  • antiseptic
  • anti-inflammatory

User Benefits

  • protecting
  • pain relieving
  • toning
  • warming
  • cleansing
  • anti-aging


  • energizing

Function in Products

  • active

Ginger root is analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, invigorating and warming. Its active constituents include: terpenes such as gingerols zingiberene and shogaols (named after the plant), and fatty acids. In addition to its application for skin, these properties make ginger root beneficial for aching muscles, arthritis, migraines and poor circulation. When taken orally, it is a digestive tonic, supports a healthy cardiovascular system and is anticarcinogenic. Ginger’s aroma is described as a spicy, sharp, warm top-middle note with a hint of lemon and pepper, and its effects are energizing and stimulating for poor memory. Emotional benefits include ease of: emotional and mental fatigue, fear, physical fatigue and shyness.

Note Classification



Fresh, warm, woody, sweet bright top note

Largest Producing Countries

Sri Lanka, Jamaica, Nigeria, and India

Traditional Use

Ginger is widely used in the food industry. It also has a history in the perfume industry, and is considered to have an oriental note to it.


Analgesic, antibacterial, anticoagulant, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aperitive, aphrodisiac, astringent, carminative, cephalic, cholagogue, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, laxative, stimulant, stomachic, tonic

Blends Well With

Bergamot, cedarwood, clove, coriander, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lemon, lime, mandarin, neroli, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang

Of Interest

The Doctrine of Signatures is a system that relates the shape of a plant to a system or organ in the human body. Ginger root shows an affinity with the digestive system. This relationship shows the link between ginger root and its usefulness for digestive ailments.


Face Cream

Pangea Organics Nigerian Ginger with Lavender and Thyme Facial Cream