Botanical Name: Zingiber cassumunar Roxb.
Country of Origin: Thailand
Cultivation: Organic Grown
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Distillation Date: Nov 2021
Minimum Shelf Life: 5 years
Plant Part: Fresh Rhizomes (Roots) Certified Non-GMO
Perfume Note: Middle
Aroma: Earthy, exotic, fresh, herbaceous, sensual, spicy, slightly smokey, sweet and floral
Blends well with: Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cypress, Kaffir Lime Leaf, Lavender High Altitude, Lemon, Marjoram Sweet, Neroli, Orange Sweet, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Siam Wood
Plai essential oil produced from certified Non-GMO Zingiber cassumunar plants organically grown in a small garden located in central Thailand of about a hectare. Artisan distillation organic grown fresh roots gives this Plai essential oil a premium quality aroma. We currently offer two types of Plai essential oil, this one and another from wild harvested rhizomes. Both have analgesic and anti-inflammatory qualities. For Plai essential oil preferred by professional massage therapists having a rapid onset and longer duration of analgesic effects consider our new Plai (Wild)
There are hundreds of species in the Zingiber genus with several types used in aromatherapy such as Zingiber officinale (also known as culinary Ginger) usually found in two versions, either from dried or fresh roots. Because our Plai is distilled from fresh roots it is more suitable for analgesic massage blends than Plai from dried roots. There is also a world of aromatic and overall aroma-therapeutic difference between Plai from fresh versus dried roots.
Plai oil is effective aroma-therapeutically because of its cooling analgesic properties that ease muscular and joint pain as well as inflammation. Opposite to its relatives Ginger and Tumeric from the same botanical family Zingerberaceae that have warming effects on muscles and joints, Plai is soothing and cooling making it a highly reached for oil by Thai massage therapists needing a quick and extraordinarily long lasting analgesic solution with conditions of arthritis, rheumatism, and sports related tendinitis. Because of its analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects Plai is an excellent addition in sports injury related massage oils.
In natural perfumery Plai compliments citrus, spice, gourmand, and oriental wood notes. Because of the slight woodsy floral aroma in this Plai perfume artisans will love playing about with this oil to discover many interesting and unique combinations with other essential oils, absolutes and Co2 extracts.
Batch specific GC/MS analysis for this essential oil is available by clicking on the green tab above.
Aromatherapy use: Acne, Analgesic, Anger Management, Anti-inflammatory, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Antiseptic, Antiviral, Anxiety, Asthma, Bruises, Carminative, Cooling, Immune stimulant, Insect Repellent, Tendinitis, Tonic
General use: Home fragrance, cosmetics, skin care, bath and body lotions, creams, gels, massage oil blends, perfume, candles and soaps
Contraindications: None. Considered non-toxic, non-sensitizing and non-irritating.