Ginger Grass


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Gingergrass (Cymbopogon martini var. sofia) is a thick perennial grass variety that reaches a height of up to 2mm and is found growing in the wild, especially in lower altitudes. Ginger Grass essential oil is extracted from the grasses of Cymbopogon martini var.sofia, a close relative of Palmarosa and a cousin to Lemongrass. This oil has been used in Ayurvedic medicine dating back to the 18th century and has excellent properties for nurturing healthy skin. Gingergrass has been used for centuries in soaps, perfumes and diffusers.


Ginger Grass essential oil is favored for:

  • Antiseptic – This oil is used for treating a variety of minor wounds such as cuts and abrasions, and for protecting wounds from infection.
  • Analgesic and Anti-Inflammatory – This oil’s analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties make Ginger Grass popular for reducing pain and discomfort from arthritis, rheumatism, achy muscles and joints.
  • Stress Reducer – Ginger Grass has a sweet scent, revered for its calming properties, and is often used to help reduce stress, anxiety, anger and depression.
  • Decongestant – Known for its decongestant properties, Ginger Grass may aid in providing symptomatic relief for colds and other minor respiratory issues.
  • Nausea – Ginger Grass is often utilized to reduce nausea and vomiting.


Additional Information

Weight 0.5oz
Botanical NameCymbopogan martini var sofia
Method of ExtractionSteam Distilled
Plant Parts UsedGrass
Blends Well WithCananga, Geranium, Sandalwood, Cedarwood Rosewood, and other essential oils that are floral in nature.
Aromatic ScentGinger Grass oil has a sharp, green scent with soft tones of pepper and lemon.


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How to use

The effects and benefits of Gingergrass oil can be acquired by applying it topically or inhaling it using a diffuser or vaporizer. Simply add a few drops to a clean cloth and inhale the scent or add 8 to 10 drops to warm bath water. Also, using a diffuser or inhaler works really well for the symptomatic relief of colds and other minor respiratory issues. • This oil may be useful for the symptomatic relief of nausea; simply inhale using a vaporizer. • Use in a diffuser or vaporizer to calm nerves, and the symptoms of stress. • Diffuse Gingergrass essential oil during activities that require concentration or that may be stress inducing. • Apply topically to wounds. This may speed up healing and prevent infection. • Add several drops to your favorite carrier oil and gently work into muscles after strenuous exercise.

Words of Caution

Ginger Grass oil can cause skin irritation in sensitive skin and should used in dilution. Avoid use during pregnancy.