A spicy hydrosol? How about ginger?! It’s incredibly spicy, warming and rejuvenating. Find out 6 ginger hydrosol benefits and how to use it on this page.
What is Ginger Hydrosol?
Ginger hydrosol is got by steam distillation of fresh ginger. It is obtained at the same extraction process of ginger oil. Ginger hydrosol has a fresh gingery scent that strong, warming and spicy.
Below, find 6 benefits of ginger hydrosol and how to use it.
Benefits of Ginger Hydrosol
When applied on skin, ginger hydrosol has a warming and numbing effect. This shows it has strong analgesic properties. It can be sprayed on a cotton round and dabbed on the forehead to relieve headaches. It can also be sprayed on arthritic pain and muscle sprain and strains.
The antiseptic qualities of ginger hydrosol make it effective in treating infections. It can be taken in water and honey to fight infections from the inside-out. Simply add 2 tsp to a glass of warm water then add enough raw honey to taste.
Ginger is so invigorating and detoxifying. It stimulates circulation of wastes and toxins from stagnant places in the body to sites of elimination. Have a detox bath with ginger hydrosol (recipe below). You can also use ginger hydrosol as the wetting agent in a detox body wrap.
Ginger hydrosol is warming, especially during the cold winter. Use it to make ginger beer and other warming drinks. It can also be added to tea to make it spicy and warming to the body.
5. Grounding & Balancing Scent
The warm spicy and fresh scent of ginger hydrosol has a grounding effect on individuals. Place 100 ml or more of ginger hydrosol in a cold air diffuser to strengthen your mind, make firm decisions and promote a sense of balance and control.
6. Digestive Aid
Add 1 tsp of ginger hydrosol to a glass of warm honey water to help with digestive problems such as gas, constipation, stomach cramps and indigestion. It can also help nausea and vomiting when sprayed or diffused around or taken internally.
How to Use Ginger Hydrosol
» Detox Bath
Run a warm bath and throw in 1 cup of Epsom salts. When the bath is draw, add ½ to 1 cup of ginger hydrosol. Soak for at least 15 minutes to sweat out the wastes and detoxify your entire body.
» Aftershave for Men
In a fine mist spray bottle, combine ¼ cup of rose geranium hydrosol with ¼ cup of ginger hydrosol. This creates a beautiful masculine scented solution that effectively tones skin and soothes it.
» Cleansing Body Mist
In an amber glass spray bottle combine ½ cup of juniper berry hydrosol with ¼ cup of wild Canadian ginger hydrosol and ¼ cup of basil hydrosol. Spray this all over skin for a cleansing effect. It can also be misted on congested skin.
» Liver Cleanse
Chop up 1 large red apple, 2 beets, a small bunch of spinach and 1 inch of ginger root. Now add it to a juicer. Collect in a tall glass then stir in 1 tsp Greenland moss hydrosol and 1 tbsp wild ginger hydrosol. Sip slowly to assist in liver detoxification and cleansing.
» Cream of Carrot Soup
You will need the following ingredients: 5 cups water or stock, ½ teaspoons sea salt, 4 medium carrots, peeled and coarsely chopped, 1 small parsnip, peeled and coarsely chopped, 1 large Spanish onion, peeled and coarsely chopped, 1 tablespoon wild ginger hydrosol, 1 tablespoon cinnamon hydrosol and 4 drops black pepper essential oil.
Now bring water or stock to boiling; add salt and chopped vegetables; reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 20 minutes. Allow to cool, then puree. Add ginger hydrosol, cinnamon hydrosol, and black pepper oil and check seasonings. Serve garnished with fresh chopped parsley or cilantro. (Found in Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy).
For More Ideas on How to Use Ginger Hydrosol, Read: 25 Ways to Use Hydrosols
Where to Buy Ginger Hydrosol
Buy organic 100% pure ginger hydrosol from here.
Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy by Suzanne Catty