Ginger oil is an essential oil extracted from the rhizome (i.e., edible portion) of the ginger plant. Ginger oil can also be used in a variety of applications in the skin and hair. It’s antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and full of antioxidants to combat the signs of aging. These benefits of ginger essential oil make this one of my favorite essential oils for natural skin care. Ginger oil for hair can also boost hair growth and control flakes from dandruff. The astringent, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties of ginger oil mean that it can help to repair the outermost layer of the skin and is good for acne-prone skin.