Ginger CO2

Zingiber officinale Roscoe

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The aroma of our Ginger CO2 extract is very rich, deep, warm, and spicy; it is quite dense and more complex than that of distilled Ginger – it smells just like the freshly harvested root. Ginger CO2 is a dark brownish-red oil and is quite potent, so it is best to use it in low percentages. We find that the CO2

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Selected size SKU:385-015 - Ginger CO2 15 ml (1/2 oz)

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15 ml (1/2 oz)
$14.50
30 ml (1 oz)
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59.14 ml (2 oz)
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118.29 ml (4 oz)
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236.58 ml (8 oz)
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473.17 ml (16 oz)
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1 kg (2 1/5 lb)
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The aroma of our Ginger CO2 extract is very rich, deep, warm, and spicy; it is quite dense and more complex than that of distilled Ginger – it smells just like the freshly harvested root. Ginger CO2 is a dark brownish-red oil and is quite potent, so it is best to use it in low percentages. We find that the CO2 extracts of the spice oils are preferable in aroma to the more commonly available steam distilled oils, especially with regard to perfumery. Their energetic and vibrant aroma is truer to that of the fresh plant material.

Zingiber officinale is native to the tropical coastal locales of India and is cultivated in most tropical and subtropical regions: Jamaica, southwest India, Indochina, Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon), West Africa, south China, south Japan, and Central America, with smaller crops grown in Madagascar, Zanzibar, Indonesia, northwest Australia, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Cuba, and other areas of the West Indies.[1] The historical usage of Ginger is geographically and culturally vast and it is considered one of the oldest and most important aromatic plants.[2] Ginger was highly esteemed by the ancient Greeks and Romans who obtained it from Arabian traders via the Red Sea.[3]

Despite its long and storied history, Ginger Root essential oil has only more recently been included as a must-have in the collections of aromatherapists, natural perfumers and massage therapists alike. Many find it useful in massage formulas, both before and after exercise, and in chest and foot rubs. Inhaling the invigorating aroma of Ginger is an elevating experience for the senses that is enjoyed in many ways across cultures – and particularly while traveling between them. It has been reported by ethnobotanists that women in Senegal and Fouta-Djalon weave the rhizomes of Ginger into belts with the aim of engaging the dormant senses of their husbands.[4]  

For personal care, cosmetic and skin care formulas, the milder distilled essential oils of Ginger are recommended, rather than the more pungent and very potent Ginger CO2 extracts.[5] Ginger CO2 shines in natural perfumery blends where its deep and complex aroma brings an ambiance of warmth and intimacy.

1 Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, p. 276.

2 Gildemeister, Eduard and Friedrich Hoffmann. Die Ätherischen Öle [The Volatile Oils], 3rd ed., Vol. I, 1931, p. 119.

3 Guenther, Ernest. The Essential Oils, Vol. V, 1952, pp. 106-7.

4 Valnet, M.D., Jean. The Practice of Aromatherapy, 1990, pp. 135-6.

5 Bowles, E. Joy. The Chemistry of Aromatherapeutic Oils, 3rd ed., 2003, pp. 168-9.

6 Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, p. 278.

7 Tisserand, Robert and Rodney Young. Essential Oil Safety, 2nd ed., 2014, p. 295.

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Customer Reviews

Great extract!

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I love this in pain blends.

Review by Shannon 11/15/2018

THE quintessential ginger

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My first purchase of ginger EO was the organic version. Though not a bad smell, I was disappointed in that it was pungent, earthy, and musty, although the characteristic gingery zing was there. This CO2 version, however, *IS* ginger! This is the real deal. The CO2 brings out all of the fresh aspects of this spice, and it is exactly what one would expect when they think of the quintessential ginger - fresh, zingy, effervescent, sweet. As a matter of fact, having the bottle open now and smelling the aroma, I immediately think of the fresh ginger slices that you get alongside a plate of sushi. I can almost taste it. To my nose, I wouldn't say ginger CO2 is warm, as stated in the description. It's actually on the "cool" end of the spectrum. To me, the ginger Organic variety is what I would call warm, and it's alot fuller. I'm totally in love with this stuff and the first chance I get I'm going to stock up on a lot more.

Review by derrick 8/13/2015

Just like fresh ginger

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The scent is just like fresh chopped ginger. One to two drops blend in very nicely with other oils and gives it a warm scent.

Review by Chris 2/14/2013

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