Galangal essential oil is a hot oil and must be used with a carrier when applying to the skin. Being a hot oil, it will have aphrodisiac qualities and will tend to arouse especially when blended with ginger, cinnamon, and clove. Galangal Oil is warming, stimulating and antiseptic. Galangal essential oils scent is fresh, spicy and woody. Use Galangal Essential Oil when life is feeling a burden and you need a lift. Child like feelings can come back to you and life can seem fun again. A local spice in Indonesia is called false galanga (Kaernpferia galanga).