Palmarosa Essential Oil (10 ml)
Palmarosa is popularly called Rose’s younger sister. Even though the two are not blood related, you could easily be convinced that they share the same mother. Just like Rose, Palmarosa is proud and well aware of her charm, sensuality and her flowery aroma. When people walk by her on the street, they are bound to turn their heads in awe. However, Palmarosa also has a cool, young, lemony undertone like her elder brother Lemongrass- these 2 are actually part of the same Poaceae family! Don’t believe us? We have DNA proof!
Palmarosa is one of the most carefree oils and doesn’t stress about anything. Her friends say they feel calm and reassured when they are around her. Somehow Palmarosa manages to calm down the stressed and restless ones, and lowers their heartbeat. A talk over a cup of tea with Palmarosa is, no doubt, the best therapy.
Like her best friend Geranium, Palmarosa also is into beauty and skin rituals. However, her creativity has found an outlet in the arts as well, and she is deeply interested in dancing and photography. Don’t get your hopes up about an exhibition, though- Palmarosa changes her hobbies and interests at the drop of a hat, so who knows what’s next!
Fresh, rosy, floral, sweet and lemony
Anxiety: Palmarosa is rich in linalool and geraniol, two terpenoid alcohols that offer significant anxiety-reducing actions (Setzer (2009). Inhaling the aroma of Palmarosa is both uplifting and calming. It helps calm anxiety and promotes better sleep.
Immunostimulant: Palmarosa has proven anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties. All of these work together to boost the immune system, reduce infections, and facilitate healing.
Musculoskeletal: Palmarosa is rich in geraniol, which has potent pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties (Su et al. 2010). The oil is gentle on the skin and can be applied topically to soothe aches and pains, including arthritic pain.
Neurological: Geraniol, a major component of Palmarosa, has proven neuroprotective properties. The oil may be effective for managing or even preventing neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s when used as part of a holistic treatment regimen. It may also be useful for managing symptoms of brain injury such as trauma or stroke. (Aromahead Institute)
Skin: Palmarosa’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties combined with its gentle actions on the skin, make this an excellent oil for treating a wide range of skin conditions from dry skin, inflammation, and skin infections to eczema, fungus, dermatitis and eczema. It works by stimulating cell regeneration and moderating sebum production. Palmarosa blends well with Patchouli and Sandalwood for skin healing.
Safety & Dilution
Maximum topical use dilution: 6.5% ( 6-7 drops in 1 tbsp carrier like coconut, olive oil, lotion etc). See here DILUTION GUIDELINES according to age or ailment.
Palmarosa is non-toxic and non-irritating.
Discontinue in case of any skin irritation. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears and sensitive areas.
Keep out of reach of children. Do not apply on the skin of children younger than 2 years old. If pregnant, nursing or under medical care please consult physician. Do not use internally, unless directed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.
Use with caution around pets. When diffusing in the room make sure the door is open so that the animal can leave in case of discomfort.
Shelf Life & Storage
Shelf Life: 5 years
We recommend storing oils in a cool, dark and dry area away from direct sunlight. Keep the cap closed tightly to avoid oxygen exposure. Oils that are past expiry date should not be used for therapeutic purpose but they can still be used for cleaning.
Latin Name: Cymbopogon martini var.motia
Botanical Family: Poaceae (Graminae)
Main chemical constituents: Geraniol, geranyl acetate, linalool
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Plant part used: Grass
Aromatic note: Middle