Palmarosa Essential Oil
BOTANICAL NAME: Cymbopogon martinii var motia
PLANT PART: Grass
EXTRACTION METHOD: Steam distilled
DESCRIPTION: A thin, yellow to light brown liquid.
AROMATIC SUMMARY: A middle note with a middle aroma, with a sharp, floral note with a hint of rose.
BLENDS WITH: Geranium, Bergamot, Sandalwood and Cedarwood.
BENEFITS AND USES: Helps to relieve tension and stress, promotes recovery from mental and physical exhaustion while creating a sense of security and easing nervousness. Antibacterial, antiaging, antifungal, antiviral, sebum balancing, reduces fever, depression, anxiety, acne and eczema.
FACTS OF INTEREST: Palmarosa is a wild plant that grows in the area northeast of Bombay and across the Himalayan Mountains to Nepal and to a lesser extent, Pakistan. It has long slender stems and terminal flowering tops. The grassy leaf from which the essential oil is derived is extremely fragrant. It is used extensively as a fragrance component in cosmetics, perfumes and especially soaps due to its excellent tenacity. Palmarosa is a member of the Lemongrass family, and was known as Indian Geranium Oil. It is still used in blends to extend the more expensive Rose oils.
Cautions: Dilute before using. For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.