Botanical Name:  Cymbopogon martinii

Common Name Palmarosa

Family:  Poaceae

Composition:  100% Pure Palmarosa Essential Oil

Origin:  India

Method of ExtractionSteam Distilled

Cultivation / HarvestingWild Harvest

Plant Part Grass


Consistency Thin

Properties:   Antiseptic, antiviral, bactericide, cytophylactic, digestive, febrifuge and hydrating

Constituentsmyrcene, linalool, geraniol, geranyl acetate, dipentene and limonene

Historical usesAcne, anti-fungal (including athlete's foot), anti-helmintic against nematodes, calms the mind and is uplifting, dermatitis, digestive atonia, fever, insect repellent (can be applied to stored grains and beans), intestinal infection, relieves anxiety, nervousness, sore and stiff feet and muscles, and stress and is used on skin conditions like; dehydration and dry skin, eczema, preventing scaring, for psoriasis and roseacea, and wrinkles.  Palmarosa is known to regenerate skin cells and balance the production of sebum, which keeps the skin supple and elastic.

Safety & Side effects:  None known, non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing

 None known

Aromatherapy Notes

Perfumery note Middle

Appearance:  Clear

Aroma Floral, rose or geranium-like, and sweet

Strength of initial aroma:  Mild

Blends well withAmyris, 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

Able to be Diffused?:  YES

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