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Latin Binomial: Cymbopogon martinii var. Sofia
Plant Part: Root
Extraction: Steam Distilled
Growing Practice: Ethical
Country of Origin: India
Odor Type: SPICY


Odor Characteristic: Interesting fatty-sweet, oily odor, slightly woody with a rosy backnote and slight cumin-like aspect. Often compared to Palmarosa, it is entirely different in character and odor. Arctander reports it is sometimes referred to as an 'ensilage' odor, and although it's main constituent is Geraniol, this is not perceptable until drydown.

Refractive Index: 1.47800 to 1.49300 @ 20.00 °C.
Specific Gravity: 0.90000 to 0.95300 @ 15.00 °C.
Appearance: dark yellow clear oily liquid
BioChemical Class: Alcohols
CAS No: 8023-92-5

Perfumery: Once very popular for Rose compounds, Gingergrass oil now seems to be disappearing from mainstream perfume compositions, but it is a lovely addition to the natural perfume palate and is an inexpensive oil to use in soaps and shampoos.

The information provided on these pages is not a substitute for necessary medical care, nor intended as medical advice. Always keep aromatic extracts tightly closed and in a cool, dark place, out of reach of children. Never ingest aromatic extracts. Always dilute aromatic extracts when applying topically and avoid areas around eyes or mucous membranes. If redness or irritation occurs, stop using immediately and contact your health provider if necessary.