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3XO Botanical Oil: Ginger

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3XO Botanical Oil: Ginger

18.00

Topical Skin Care, Massage Therapy Herbal Extract Concentrate
For external uses only. Not for culinary use

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is known as "the universal medicine" for its broad range of health promoting benefits. Being a pungent herb ginger warms the body and reduces kapha and vata. It supports healthy circulation, vasodilation, and promotes sweating. It supports comfortable movement of the joints and is found in many traditional Ayurvedic joint health formulas.

Now you can make your own massage medicinal creams, balms and oils by incorporationg this concentrated extract into a signature synergy blend.

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Topical Skin Care, Massage Therapy Herbal Extract Concentrate
For external uses only. Not for culinary use

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is known as "the universal medicine" for its broad range of health promoting benefits. Being a pungent herb ginger warms the body and reduces kapha and vata. It supports healthy circulation, vasodilation, and promotes sweating. It supports comfortable movement of the joints and is found in many traditional Ayurvedic joint health formulas.

Now you can make your own massage medicinal creams, balms and oils by incorporationg this concentrated extract into a signature synergy blend.

How Is Our Ginger 3XO Oil Made?

There are many methods of infusing an herb, root, leaf, seed or bark into oil, but my 3XO method is based on Ayurveda, and yields a concentrated form of infusion with similarities to an essential oil, but without degrading any of the lipid compounds within the root of the ginger plant.

First, I select certified organic Ginger.
The roots are grated and ground, and then they are dehydrated.
They must be bone dry for the next step. (any - even 1 droplet - of moisture will cause the oil to get moldy.)
This slow drying process is to prevent the oils from going rancid.

Once the root powders are sufficiently dried, it’s time for them to be cooked into the nutritive oils.
For Ginger, I use Sesame and Sunflower Oils.
The ginger is slow cooked in the oils on a low heat, using the Ayurvedic traditional method of extraction.
When we say “slow”, think in terms of weeks, rather than hours.
The 3XO process involves 3 or even 4 (roots don’t release their oils as quickly as do leaves and flowers) repetitions of infusion, and requires alot of ginger to produce 1 gallon of this amazing oil.

SUGGESTED USES FOR GINGER 3XO OIL

Skincare:
Ginger 3XO Oil eliminates bacteria, inhibits the signs of skin damage and aging, and restores color and radiance to a dull complexion.
Add 1 dropperful of Ginger 3XO Oil to our Carrot Rose facial cleansing oil for a super charged cleanser that never dries the way some soaps can.


Aromatherapy
Aromatically, ginger is warming and strengthening to the mind and emotions.
Ginger 3XO Oil oil is a potent aromatherapeutic substance when used in the bath and moist heat compresses to relieve menstrual pain and digestive discomfort. Ginger 3XO Oil blends well with Orange, Lemon, Lemongrass, and Chamomile. Explore various blends in the bath.

Massage Therapy
Ginger 3XO Oil may be massaged directly onto stiff, achy joints as needed.
For osteoarthritis, Ginger 3XO Oil blends well with Birch, Cat’s Claw, Arnica and Orange Oils.

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FAQ

What does 3XO mean?

” 3XO “ stands for “triple infused”.
It’s a personal internal formulary identification system I devised to track and control repetitions of infusion..

1XO means that the first infusion is in that batch, and it has been infusing for up to 1 week
2XO means that the second infusion has been introduced to that oil, and it has been infusing for between 8 days and 2 weeks
3XO means that the third infusion has been introduced to that oil, and it has been infusing for between 15 days and 3 weeks

Only after the completion of the 3rd week, or at the 3XO stage, is the oil considered an extract or concentrated sufficiently to make available.

Do all herbs completely release their resinous, and oil based compounds in 3 weeks?
No.
Some herbs, such as saffron, and seeds such as fennel, require intermittent heat bursts, higher temps, and the addition of water to decoct them.

How much herb is used to make these oils?
A lot.
Many herbal oils on the market use a ratio of 1 pound of herb to a gallon of oil.
3XO Botanicals actually end up cooking down from 5-10 pounds per gallon.
This means, you won’t find richer, more concentrated infused oils, anywhere.

Are 3XO Botanicals the same as Essential Oils?
No. and Yes.
Both oils are used for healing, and caring for the whole body and mind.
Essential oils are not truly “oils”. They are steam distilled and micronised particulate compounds representing the features and properties of the plant used.
The process involved in making essential oils is one that exerts great forces of pressure and heat, and yields a very active, volatile medicine grade product.

What most people understand about essential oils is limited to how they smell. T
hey are highly aromatic due to being micronised.
Micronisation allows the molecules to so tiny, that 10,000 of them would fit on the head of a pin.
This gives essential oils the capability of crossing the blood brain barrier, and of entering the blood and nervous systems immediately upon inhalation.

Each of these 3XO Botanical Oils follow the Ayurvedic tradition of oil extraction rather than utilising the employment of steam distillation or solvent extraction.

The reason I choose to carry out this tradition is that each herbal oil is a “sneha”, or a form of self love and self care and, as such, it ought to provide gentle nourishment rather than intensive concentrations of volatile constituents the way that certain essential oils and solvent expressed herb products can.

3XO Botanicals are food grade, and the lipid based nutritive compounds remain intact and undegraded or damaged due to the slow cooking process. They are safer to use than essential oils and are more gentle.

3XO Botanicals do not burden the organs of assimilation, digestion or elimination or irritate the mucosal membranes and may be considered free from cross interaction with other medication.

They are excellent facial quality beauty and skin care oils for this reason

Why don’t the 3XO Botanicals have a strong aromatherapy quality?
The aromatic quality of each individual plant varies.
Since the process of preparation is cooking , not micronisation, and the primary channel of application is the skin rather than the channel of inhalation, these oils are less fragrant than essential oils.
They do still have, in many cases, a lovely natural nose, but keep in mind that these are foods for the skin, not for the nose.
Open a bottle of any 3XO oil and you will be rewarded with the natural aromatics of the herb.
Finally,
These amazing oils are made fresh every growing season and are not in continuous stock.
They are the freshest, most vibrant oils on the market.
Most of these oils will last up to 2 years if kept cool and dark.

CUSTOM ORDERS ARE AVAILABLE