Essential Oil Profile
Cymbopogon martinii var. motia
Countries of Origin
Nepal, South Africa
Main Chemical Components
Key Constituents (top 5) as noted on page 378 of Tisserand and Young Essential Oil Safety 2nd Edition (1):
Geranyl acetate .5-10.7%
(E,Z) – Farnesol .5-6.1%
(E) – (B) Ocimene 1.3-3.1%
Extraction Method and Plant Part
Steam distilled from the grass of the plant.
About the Oil
Color- clear to a light or pale yellow
Aroma- a middle note oil that is herbaceous and with slight lemon tones
About the Plant
“This is a species of grass in the lemon grass genus native to India and Indochina but widely cultivated in many places for its aromatic oil. It is best known by the common name palmarosa. Other common names include Indian geranium, gingergrass and rosha or rosha grass.” (3)
Analgesic, Antibacterial, Anti-inflammatory, Antifungal, Calming, Cooling, Immune Stimulant
Chakras: 2nd, 4th, 6th
Assists with relationships and creation energy while providing perspective, balance, and being uplifting. (2)
Expected Shelf Life
Tisserand and Young recommend a 6.5% maximum dermal limit due to potential skin sensitization. (1)
1) Tisserand and Young Essential Oil Safety 2nd Edition
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