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ESSENTIAL OILS - AFRICAN BLUEGRASS ESSENTIAL OIL (CYMBOPOGON VALIDUS)

BASE / GENERAL DATA

PHOTOGALLERY

Information submited: 2014-09-10 Modified: 2015-02-16 By: 1
African Bluegrass is a fast growing and invasive aromatic gray-green grass, with a unique lemon odor. It is sometimes known by its more common names of giant turpentine grass, tambookie grass, or tambuti. This wild grass is in the same family as Palmarosa, Gingergrass, Lemongrass and Citronella. It’s aroma is more complex and rich than any of the others in its family.  Aromatically, it is in a world of its own.

Botanical Name:
Cymbopogon validus

Common Method of Extraction: Steam distilled

Part Typically Used: Wild grass leaves, grass tufts

Color: Light to mid yellow in hue

Consistency: Thin

Perfumery Note:
Middle

Strength of Initial Aroma:
Lemony/grass smell with slightly herbaceous base notes. Medium to Strong.

Cymbopogon  comes from the Greek ‘ kumb’ meaning nacelle (boat) and "pogon" meaning bores or beard. It is said that it appeared in the composition of holy oil (olive oil, grooves, myrrh and citronella).

Cymbopogon validus
oil is a pure therapeutic quality aromatherapy essential oil, produced using wild-crafted plants and traditional methods, from South Africa, obtained from the grass.
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