Plai essential oil

NZ $10.30

100% pure


Essential Oils: P - Y


Plai essential oil


Zingiber cassumunar




Clear to pale yellow


Fresh, spicy, woody, peppery

Plant part used


Extraction method

Steam distillation






Oil and alcohol

Usage rate

Skincare : 0.1 - 1%
Soapmaking: 1 - 3 %


Top- middle

Blends well with

Citrus, floral, mint, wood, spice oils



Palm oil


Animal tested



Description: Plai is from the ginger family but has a cooling effect rather than a warming one.

History: Plai essential oil has been used for centuries in traditional medicine and cultural rituals in certain regions. Some individuals may find value in incorporating these traditional practices into their lives, even if the specific benefits are not fully supported by scientific research.

Common uses: NZ legislation prevents us from commenting on the therapeutic benefits of essential oils. 

Aromatherapy: Plai essential oil is known for its unique and pleasant aroma. Some individuals use it in aromatherapy to create a calming and relaxing atmosphere. The aroma of the oil may help reduce stress, anxiety, and promote a sense of well-being.

Crafts: Plai essential oil's pleasant scent can be used to add fragrance to homemade skincare products, perfumes, candles, and potpourri. Its unique aroma can contribute to a distinct and enjoyable olfactory experience.

Air freshener: Plai essential oil can be diluted and used as a natural air freshener. When diffused or added to cleaning solutions, it may help mask unpleasant odours and leave a refreshing scent in the environment.

Sensory experience: The aroma of plai essential oil can contribute to a sensory experience that evokes feelings of comfort, nostalgia, or ambiance. This is similar to how people enjoy the scents of flowers or other natural aromas.

Safety data: Very potent and not to be used on sensitive skin. Avoid use during pregnancy.

Packaging - See our blog on our commitment to sustainable packaging.
Our essential oils come in amber glass bottles with dripulator caps:
5ml and 20ml with an 18 neck dripulator cap, either white or black, depending on stock availability.
30ml, 50ml, 100ml, 250ml, with a 28 neck white dripulator cap (except for oils that are too thick for a dripulator, which have a black open pour cap).
500g and 1kg options come in an aluminium bottle; 5L comes in a plastic jerrycan.
If you need precise drops for your products we suggest you buy our 5ml or 20ml dropper bottles and transfer the oils or buy our disposable or glass pipettes

Important note: The information provided is for educational purposes only. It is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.

General safety information: Do not take any oils internally.
Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin.
Essential oils should be avoided in pregnancy due to their possible skin sensitising effects.
If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner.
Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses.
It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children.
A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an oil that you've never used before. 



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