Ginger Lily Essential Oil (Hedychium coronarium)
This Ginger Lily Essential Oil is extracted from the fresh rhizomes (roots) by steam distillation. It has a great, vibrant aroma.
Hedychium is a genus of flowering plants in the ginger family Zingiberaceae, native to lightly wooded habitats in Asia. The genus name Hedychium is derived from two ancient Greek words, hedys meaning “sweet” and chios meaning “snow.” This refers to the fragrant white flower of the type species H. coronarium. Common names include garland flower, ginger lily, and kahili ginger.
Like all of our Artisan Aromatics essential oils, enfleurage oils, absolutes and blends, this oil has been carefully selected for its therapeutic quality. Then, to ensure maximum freshness and potency, this oil is bottled by hand in USA only after orders are received.
By definition, the only true essential oils are those extracted by either steam distillation or expression.
You may run across Ginger Absolute and Ginger CO2 but, technically speaking neither Absolutes nor CO2 extracts are essential oils, although both processes extract most of the same aromatic constituents that make up essential oils. In addition, both methods may extract constituents that are not found in essential oils.
Like essential oils, both have beautiful fragrances and in some cases the fragrances of Essential Oils and CO2 extracts may be closer to that of the fragrance of the plant in nature.
Standard precautions for essential oil usage apply. In addition, use sparingly and always dilute for application to the skin due to methyleugenol content: maximum dermal concentration of 0.02% is recommended by Tisserand & Young (2014) and lower levels (0.0004% for leave-on products) by IFRA.
For more info this plant, check out this article on Wiki: Hedychium.
You might also enjoy comparing the aroma of this Ginger Lily Oil to that of our Artisan Aromatics Ginger Essential Oil.Essential Oil Safety Considerations