Palmarosa essential oil moisturizes the skin and regenerates cells as well as enhances anti-aging functions. It is also antibacterial and aids in digestion of food. In addition, it calms the nerves, treats colds and flu, removes scars, relieves muscle pains and strains, and treats cuts and wounds by preventing infection.
Instructions for Use
Palmarosa oil can be used in carrier oil for massage purposes and to treat fungal infections topically; it can be used to treat wounds topically as it is. It can be used in aromatherapy or in a diffused form to combat anxiety and fatigue. Alternatively, it can be inhaled to kill intestinal infections.
History and Additional Information
This oil has been traditionally used in India and West Africa to flavor foods and cure meats. People have also used it for decades to make cosmetics, soaps, and perfumes.
It grows widely and the plant achieves full potential one week after it has been cut and dried.
- Latin/Botanical Name: Cymbopogon martini
- Other Names: Indian Rosha, East Indian Geranium, Motia
- Family: Gramineae
- Part of Plant Used: fresh or dried grass
- Place of Origin: India
- Odor/Fragrance: fresh floral, lemony, and rose-like scent
- Color: pale yellow
- Aroma Strength: Medium
- Consistency: light
- Note: middle
Blending Suggestions: orange, lemon, lavender, cedar wood, bergamot, jasmine, juniper, clary sage, clove.
Safety Precautions for this Essential Oil: Palmarosa Oil should be handled with care when in concentrated form. It is mostly safe to use due to its non-toxic, non-sensitizing, and non-irritant nature. Pregnant women should first seek expert advice before use.
Buy Essential Oil:
Highest Quality: Mountain Rose Herbs
Expect to pay a bit more for a higher quality oil. Always choose the highest quality oil if you plan on using internally or topically.
Best Value: Aura Cacia
Expect a cheaper price tag for a less refined/pure product. Better if only used for aromatherapy or for a base scent.