Palmarosa Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Cymbopogon martinii
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Grass
Note Classification: Middle
Aroma: Sweet, floral, rosy, geranium-like
Largest Producing Countries: India and Brazil
Traditional Use: Primarily used in the fragrance industry, it is also known as an insect repellant.
Properties: Antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, antiviral, digestive, febrifuge, nervine, stimulant, tonic
Benefits: Digestive upsets, fatigue, infections, insect repellant, scar tissue, stress, uterine tonic, wrinkles. In a blend palmarosa may used as an aroma alternative to rose or geranium oils.
Blends Well With: Amyris, bay, bergamot, cedarwood, chamomile, clary sage, clove, coriander, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, juniper, lemon, lemongrass, mandarin, oakmoss, orange, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, rosemary, sandalwood, ylang ylang
Of Interest: Geraniol is extracted from palmarosa oil which is considered a natural source for the constituent.
Safety Data: Generally considered safe.
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).