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Ginger Oil Chinese

Item#: 504286 CAS: 8007-08-7  FEMA # 2522

Odor Strength: Medium
Odor Description: Ginger, citrus, earthy, terpene, camphoreous, spicy, woody
Taste Description: Ginger, sweet, citrus, terpenic, camphoreous, spicy, woody

In recent years, ginger has become somewhat of a buzzword in trendy health foods and products.  However, long before ginger was used in juice cleanses and green smoothies, it was used for its medicinal properties in ancient Chinese and Indian medicine.  Ginger is an essential perfume and flavor ingredient, and can be found in designer fragrances such as Cartier Oud Radieux, Yves Saint Laurent L’Homme, and Chanel Bleu de Chanel.

Ginger, Zingiber officinale, is native to the coasts of India. Today, it is grows readily in many tropical and subtropical areas around the globe.  As its name suggests, Vigon’s Ginger Oil is sourced from ginger grown in China.  Essential oil is produced using the rhizomes of the ginger plant.  Rhizomes are often thought to be roots, but they are actually just an underground stem from which the roots grow.  Harvest occurs typically  8-10 months after planting.

Ginger essential oil is produced using steam distillation.  Crushed ginger rhizomes are placed in a chamber with pressurized steam.  The steam releases the aroma compounds naturally-occurring in the botanical, and allows them to evaporate with the steam.  The steam is condensed to water as it passes through a cooling chamber.  The ginger essential oil floats to the top of the chamber and is separated from the water.  The resulting oil is a pale yellow to amber hued oil; rich in compounds such as alpha zingiberene, beta sesquiphellandren, and alpha curcumene.

Ginger oil smells fresh and sweet, with a pleasantly pungent spiciness.  It is used to add trademark warmth and sweet spice to rich oriental fragrances.  When combined with woody extracts, such as cedar and other warm aromatics, ginger transforms into an earthy, masculine fragrance.  With neroli, musk, and rose ginger creates a sultry feminine floral.  Ginger also blends well with cardamom, cinnamon, bergamot, and other citrus.

Ginger oil is also widely used in the flavor industry.  Interestingly, it is used in tiny volumes to balance strawberry, pineapple, and other fruity flavors.  It is most often used in baked goods and confectioneries, and sometimes adult beverages.

Revered for its health benefits, ginger is also very popular in aromatherapy.  It can be ingested or inhaled to soothe an upset stomach.  Additionally, ginger helps to support the immune system.

Vigon’s Ginger Oil Chinese

If you are interested in seeing a sample or placing an order, please email Nicholas Bourne at or call 570-422-6026.