Palmarosa Essential Oil
Palmarosa essential oil is extracted from the plant with the botanical name Cymbopogon martini and is also known as East Indian and Turkish geranium, as well as Indian rosha and motia.
In traditional oriental medicine, palmarosa oil is cool and moist in energy.
Like both rose and geranium, palmarosa clears heat and strengthens yin-energy (the body’s calming, moistening functions).
What does palmarosa essential oil smell like?
Sweet and floral with a lemony-fresh green scent with hints of rose.
Which part of the plant provides the oil?
The dried grass.
Where has palmarosa essential oil been sourced from?
This particular palmaosa oil originates from France.
How is palmarosa essential oil extracted?
This palmaosa oil is extracted by steam distillation.
This involves using steam from boiling water to extract the essential oil from the plant.
The heat from the steam causes the plant’s cell walls to open allowing the essential oil to be released.
What other oils blend well with palmarosa essential oil?
Palmarosa oil blends well with bergamot, geranium, jasmine, lavender, lime, petitgrain, rosemary, sandalwood, sweet orange and ylang-ylang.
How can I benefit from palmarosa oil?
Looking for an all purpose essentail oil?
Palmarosa oil may be beneficial for candida, the cardiovascular system, circulation, digestion, infection, nervous system disorders and rashes.
It is valuable for all types of skin problems, as it is known to stimulate new cell growth.
Palmarosa’s most common application is in the treatment of skin challenges as well as in general skin care.
It is an uplifting oil, can help relax tight muscles and lessens aches and pains.
When used palmarosa can help stimulate the appetite and may be of benefit to those with anorexia nervosa and other eating disorders.
Are there precautions I should know about?
Palmarosa essential oil has no known contraindications.