African Bluegrass Essential Oil


This wild African bluegrass essential oil comes from 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 it’s own class.

Aromatic Profile

Top note:  Soft, citrus like, complex, rooty, grassy, sweet, herbaceous

Middle note:  Grassy, earthy, fresh, sweet undertone

Base note:

Classification:  Top note

Tenacity:  Moderate

African bluegrass adds a rich note to many essential oil blends, and natural perfumes including florals, citrus and fruity blends, herbaceous blends, chypres,  and modern new mown hay perfume notes.

Try blending it with florals, citruses, eucalyptus, and resin oils.


More About Our African Bluegrass Essential Oil

Size:  5ml violet glass bottle OR 30 ml violet glass bottle

Source:  South Africa

Production method:  Steam distilled from wild grass leaves

Botanical name:  Cymbopogon validus

Homeopathic Properties of African Bluegrass Essential Oil


Internal—inhalation, diffusion

External–topical application, massage, local or spinal compress, application to energy centers

Observations and Anecdotal Information

When my first sample of this amazing oil arrived, I immediately asked the spirit of the oil for guidance on how to use it.  Outside of South Africa, there seems to be very little knowledge of this oil and its medicinal properties.

One evening, after a long day of hard work on the construction of our house, I felt the spirit of African bluegrass essential oil trying to get my attention!  I checked in and felt guided to put undiluted African bluegrass essential oil on my spine and shoulders, and anywhere there was muscle soreness or stiffness. I followed the spirit’s advice.

Within  moments, I was falling deep into a dreamless sleep.  I could not believe how relaxing this oil is!

And it completely eased my sore muscles,  allowing me to get a full night’s sleep and awaken refreshed and ready to go again.  My body honestly felt as though I had never over-worked at all by the next morning.

Through experience with this oil, I have also found it to be great for constipation.  By massaging it into the lower abdomen, it encourages the bowels to move, and opens circulation through the digestive system.


  • Generally recognized as sage at normal dosages.
  • May cause skin irritation in sensitive individuals.

None of our products are recognized or approved by the FDA.  They are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.  This information is anecdotal, and is provided for educational purposes only.  It is not meant to be taken as medical advice.  See a health care professional for medical advice.

More about our disclaimer

Weight 0.025 kg

30 ml violet bottle, 5 ml violet glass bottle

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