For the month of August, we are offering a sweet and spicy root oil that encourages mind and body relaxation! Our Galangal Essential Oil is available throughout August as our Oil of the Month!
Galangal Essential Oil
With its soft spice and sweet, woody aroma, Galangal offers a warm and comforting experience. This aromatic perennial herb is part of the Zingiberaceae family, with notable relations being Ginger, Ginger Lily, Turmeric, and Cardamom. Considered one of several plants with the name Galangal, Kaempferia galanga actually has multiple common names, including sand ginger, maraba, galanga, resurrection lily, false galangal, and aromatic ginger.
Its impressive historical resume includes traditional use throughout Asia, from Ayurvedic systems to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Believed to support the nervous system, Galangal has long been used to encourage rest and relaxation. Investigations into two particular compounds within the plant, ethyl-cinnamate and ethyl (E)-para-methoxycinnamate, are believed to be primary contributors to the mind and body’s calm response to this oil’s natural characteristics. This makes it a great choice to diffuse before going to bed to encourage a good night’s rest. Its benefits go far beyond being just a great nighttime companion, though — Galangal has a wide array of uses. Like other oils in the ginger family, this is a great resource to reach for when you’re in need of some digestion support or want to warm up tense, tight muscles. Its calming properties may also ease feelings of discomfort that arise from coughing, congestion, and head and neck tension.
Some Things to Know
Botanical Name: Kaempferia galanga
Country of Origin: India
Plant Part Used: Rhizomes
- Ethyl (E)-cinnamate
- Ethyl (E)-para-methoxycinnamate
Aromatic Scent: Sweet woody aroma with subtle spice
Aromatic Note: Top to Middle
Directions: Aromatic – Diffuse using 2-3 drops per 100 mL of water or use in a personal inhaler. Topical – Dilute to 0.5-1% in a carrier.
- KidSafe: Yes
- Pregnancy Safe: No
- Nursing Safe: Yes
- Pup & Pony Safe: Yes
Shelf Life: 1 Year
Cautions: Harmful if swallowed. Keep out of reach of children. Discontinue use if skin irritation/sensitivity occurs. If pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. External use only.
Blends Well With: Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Cinnamon, Clove, Coriander, Cypress, Elemi, Fennel, Frankincense, Ginger Root, Jasmine, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Sweet Marjoram, Myrrh, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Vetiver
No More Coughs Diffuser Blend
What you’ll need:
What you’ll do:
Add to your diffuser to help soothe coughing and dry throat discomfort. Don’t have a diffuser? No problem! Blend these oils together and add a few drops to a tissue and waft near your nose.
Let us know what you think about Galangal Essential Oil! Don’t have yours yet? Make sure to head over to our Oil of the Month Club.