Gingergrass- AroMeds Cymbopogon martini var. sofia is ethically wild-harvested and the grass is steam distilled in India. It is in the poaceae plant family, is a middle note with a sweet, mildly spicy, earthy, lemony aroma.


  • Add to blends to increase circulation and bring warmth to an area. It can be useful in blends to address muscle and joint discomfort.
  • I had a client with persistant stress headaches achieve relief from using gingergrass  in an inhaler, along with lavender.
  • Much like its plant relative, palmarosa, it is both calming yet awakening at the same time. Great to inhale when you need a lift.
  • It can also be a great addition to respiratory blends that include eucalyptus and/or ravintsara as it can be decongesting.

Blends well with- lemon, lavender, palmarosa, ginger, patchouli, eucalyptus, ravintsara

Modes of Application- massage, compress, bath, salve, direct inhalation, diffuser, steam inhalation

Safety data- Skin sensitization possible if using old and/or oxidized oils. Essential Oils are typically used externally through inhalation and topical application while properly diluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner to address a specific health need, for a specified amount of time. Keep away from children and pets.


Battaglia, S. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2003.

Tisserand, R and Young, R. Essential Oil Safety, A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition, Churchill Livingston Elsevier, 2014.

Please note: Information and statements provided by AroMed Aromatherapy and Lauren Andrews RN, CA, have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any health condition or disease. Information and interest only. The information is not designed for self-diagnosis. If you are concerned about a healthcare issue, see your doctor, specialist or ND. Please note that AroMed Aromatherapy accepts no liability for misuse of essential oils or other products. 

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