Sneak-Peek In Ginger grass Oil’s History

Every oil be it of coconut…or oil of any specific plant…its flowers…anything…has a certain history to it…I mean the starting of its use, it has a certain discovery or a thorough background associated with it…

Ginger grass oil…illustrious in the world of cosmetics and skin care products for its humongous chart of benefits…too has a certain historical background…and that I’ll bring to your knowledge via this blog…

Ginger grass was first distilled way back in the 18th century and its popularity has hardly disappeared even today…It was first used to improve circulation and blood flow and to eliminate stress…It is still used by aroma therapists to treat both these conditions…

This unique oil is almost as good as or perhaps better than lemongrass…grown in Maharasthra…the film city if India…It has gentle spicy earth notes…and has many uses in Ayurveda and indigenous formulations…It has been distilled since the 18th century in India…I like just mentioned in the previous paragraph…

Ginger grass is basically an essential oil…India is though a close relative of palmarosa has a unique blending quality and subsequently unmatched aroma….The oily grassy notes are due to the interesting Perilla alcohol that also adds a fatty-herbal kick…A synonym for Perilla alcohol is dihydro cuminyl alcohol…Fresh rosy notes with a slight woodiness are perhaps the reasons Indian soap makers have used this oil extensively for decades and still continue to do so…

Will provide you with some quick info of this wondrous oil…

  1. Name: Gingergrass oil…India
  2. Species: Cymbopogon martini Stapf…variety sofia…fam. Poaceae
  3. GrassCountry: India

Now…to tell you something about the plant itself…lend me your ears…okay eyes…in this case…

The perennial Ginger Grass is an herbaceous plant…which has long…elegant stems…Each of these has a terminal flowering top….It is a very fragrant grass and it is the grass itself that is the source of the essential oil…

Certain note-worthy qualities of this oil are-

• Ginger grass oil is also believed to be a mood uplifting…euphoric and aphrodisiac oil…

• It is also used in Men’s perfumes/colognes…

• Ginger grass essential oil helps in increasing the blood flow/circulation….

• It is helpful in calming and reducing stress….

• The oil of ginger grass is used extensively in soap making and cosmetic industries because of its wonderful aromatic properties…

As far as the use of this oil goes…try diffusing this oil…or dilute with pure carrier oil and apply to area of concern on the body….

It is of medium strength and might be of Yellow to light brown liquid in colour…The smell of it being Sharp…green scent with pepper and lemon undertones….
And it blends best with these following oils-

  • Cananga
  • Geranium
  • Sandalwood
  • Cedarwood
  • Rosewood

Have a look at our reference links now….

  1. Essential Oils And Discussions by faculty.ucr.edu
  2. Essential Oils by Aromatherapy Library
  3. Using Ginger Grass Oil by eHow