Ginger Grass Oil – Distinguished Natural Oil

Ginger grass in often addressed as the natural wonder oil of the earth. The properties of the oil are such that distinguish it from all the other essential oils that are present on the earth. Be it its smell or its soothing effect, everything about the oil something that cannot be easily found in any other oil.

Ginger Grass oil is extracted from the fragrant ginger grass plant. It is a perennial plant that grows up to a maximum height of 9 feet. Ginger grass is indigenous to India and is found growing in Madagascar, Brazil and a few other parts of Asia. This herbaceous plant has long slender stems and terminal flowering tops.

Ginger grass plant is a member of the Poaceae plant family to which lemon grass, meadow grass and centipede grass belongs to. The leaves or the grass of this plant is green, fresh and unique with its special aroma. This relative of lemongrass is found growing in Maharashtra, India on a large scale. Ginger grass has spicy earth notes that make its presence significant in certain Ayurvedic and herbal formulations.

Ginger Grass essential oil has a strong green scent with a peppery and lemony touch. This oil is extracted from Ginger grass either through steam distillation method or water distillation method. The special aroma of this oil can be defined as grassy, sharp, woody, peppery, lemony and fatty sweet. Ginger grass essential oil blends well with –

  • Rosewood oil
  • Sandalwood oil
  • Cedarwood oil
  • Cananga oil
  • Geranium oil

Ginger grass was first distilled way back in the 18th century and its popularity has barely diminished. It was first used to improve circulation and blood flow and to eliminate stress. It is still used by aromatherapists to treat both these conditions.

Gingergrass essential oil, India (C. martinii var. sofia)though a close relative of palmarosa has a unique chemistry 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 reason Indian soap makers have used this oil extensively for decades.

  • Gingergrass essential oil helps in increasing the blood flow/circulation.
  • It is helpful in calming and reducing stress.
  • Gingergrass oil is also believed to be a mood uplifting, euphoric and aphrodisiac oil.
  • It is also used in Men’s perfumes/colognes.
  • The oil of gingergrass is used extensively in soap making and cosmetic industries because of it’s wonderful aromatic properties.

Alright, go through our reference links now –

  1. Gingergrass Essential Oil by Aromatherapy Library
  2. Gingergrass Oil by The Herb Depot
  3. Gingergrass by ehow