Botanical Name: Cymbopogon martinii
Country of Origin: Nepal
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Distillation Date: July 2017
Minimum Shelf Life: 5-6 years
Plant Part: Grass/Flowering Spikes
Perfume Note: Middle
Aroma: Sweet, Floral, Fresh, Rosy
Blends well with: Basil, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Clary Sage, Coriander Seed, Cypress, Geranium, Ginger Fresh, Grapefruit Pink, Lavender, Lemon, Sweet Marjoram, Orange Sweet, Patchouli, Rose Moroc, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Siam Wood (Pemou), Tea Tree, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang III, Ylang Ylang Complete, Ylang Ylang Extra
If you have never smelled the pleasantries of Palmarosa and would like to try it first, this 1 mL sample vial is for you. You will adore the rosier note in this oil resulting from inclusion of flowering spikes during distillation. To view Palmarosa essential oil in 10 mL or larger sized bottles please click here.
The majority of Palmarosa essential oil is from commercially farmed grass. However, this Palmarosa is distilled from the whole wildcrafted plant including flower spikes within 12 hours of harvest.
Also known as Indian Geranium or Rosha Grass, Palmarosa is valued for its pleasant soft floral aroma, in treating a wide variety of skin conditions, and as a natural mosquito repellant. The calming and happy aroma of Palmarosa is reputed to foster a more balanced state of mind when feeling distressed, anxious, easily annoyed, impatient, sorrowful or disappointed.
The antibacterial and antifungal properties of Palmarosa along with its sebum regulating ability make this essential oil a choice ingredient for use in skin care products addressing all skin types.
Palmarosa was scientifically studied alongside Evening Primrose, Lavender and Tuberose to assess antibacterial activity and was found to be the most effective against both gram positive and gram negative bacteria.
Aromatherapy use: acne, anorexia, anxiety, dermatitis, minor skin and intestinal infections, scars, sores, wrinkles, stress
General use: Skin care moisturizing blends, bath soap, candle scenting, a few drops in oil diffuser or essential oil diffuser for releasing home fragrance
Contraindications: None. Considered non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing