Botanical name Cymbopogan Martini Var Sofia
Processing Method Steam Distillation
Color/Consistency Yellowish golden mobile liquid
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma Warm earthly aroma that is quite exotic and sensuous.
Blends With Geranium Rosewood Sandalwood Cedarwood and other floral essential oils.
Ginger is one of the most highly valued spices in the world. Gingergrass is an herbaceous plant, which has long, elegant stems. The grass source of the essential oil and is very fragrant that is closely related to lemongrass. To make Indian soaps for treating acne, wrinkles, scars and marks. Gingergrass oil contains analgesic, antiseptic, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, bactericidal, insect repellant, antidepressant, aphrodisiac, expectorant and tonic properties.
Ginger produces a hot, fragrant kitchen spice. Young ginger rhizomes are juicy and fleshy with a very mild taste. They are often pickled in vinegar or sherry as a snack or cooked as an ingredient in many dishes. They can be steeped in boiling water to make ginger herb tea, to which honey is often added; sliced orange or lemon fruit may be added. Ginger can be made into candy, or ginger wine, which has been made commercially since 1740.
Steam distillation process is used for extraction of Ginger grass oil…The oil is derived from the grass of the plant Cymbopogan Martini
Ginger grass oil can cause irritation to sensitive skins and thus should be used in a smaller area with dilution before application Ginger grass oil.
(Z)-p-Mentha-1(7), 8-dien -2-ol 13.0%
(E)-p-Mentha-1(7), 8-dien-2-ol 12.1%
Quality Gingergrass oil has declined in popularity for soap perfumery use, due to frequent adulteration .
Hazards Skin sensitization if oxidized.
Cautions Old or oxidized oils should be avoided.
Our safety advice
Because of its (þ)-limonene content we recommend that oxidation of gingergrass oil is avoided by storage in a dark, airtight container in a refrigerator. The addition of an antioxidant to preparations containing it is recommended.
IFRA recommends that essential oils rich in limonene should only be used when the level of peroxides is kept to the lowest practical level, for instance by adding antioxidants at the time of production.
Adverse skin reactions No information found for gingergrass oil. Autoxidation products of (þ)-limonene can cause skin sensitization.
Acute toxicity No information found.
Carcinogenic/anticarcinogenic potential No information! found for gingergrass oil, but it contains no known carcinogens. (þ)-Limonene displays anticarcinogenic activity.
Limited availability. Menthadienols are not found in abundance in any other commercially available essential oil.