This ginger is grown in West Africa, and is transported to the UK for distillation, producing an excellent quality essential oil. There are many other sources around the world, as Ginger grows easily in tropical and sub-tropical regions and its roots are widely used as a spice. This prized UK-distilled ginger oil is extracted from cells just beneath the epidermis of the rhizome of well-dried ginger. Ginger is spicy, warming and earthy. For a warming, stimulating bath in cold weather, blend 2 drops of Ginger, 3 drops of Orange and 1 drop of Patchouli in a teaspoon of Coconut oil and add to the warm water. Ginger is also a useful addition to massage blends , particularly before or after exercise. Try 2 drops Ginger, 1 drop Black Pepper and 1 drop Marjoram blended with 10ml of Grapeseed oil and massage muscle areas thoroughly. Ginger may irritate those with sensitive skin and should be used in moderation by those with high blood pressure.