Palmarosa Essential Oil

Sweet, cheerful and great for your skin!

Palmarosa essential oil has a sweet, floral aroma that's like a touch of summer on a cold winter's day. Its light, rosy scent is especially good for relieving depression, apathy and poor concentration.

Use palmarosa to clear your head and steady your thinking when you're feeling overwhelmed, exhausted or anxious.

It's also great to use in aromatherapy diffusers during sickness such as colds and the flu. Its antiviral and antibacterial properties - and its mood-lifting scent! - make it great for disinfecting sickrooms.

On the skin, plamarosa oil has a balancing effect on oil production, so it's good for both dry and oily skin types. It also stimulates the formulation of new tissue, so it's great in anti-aging skin care formulas and for scarring, problem skin and wounds.

Palmarosa essential oil is particularly good for candle and soap recipes because its scent is very long lasting.

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Botanical Name and Characteristics

Cymbopogon martinii

Palmarosa is a tall, fragrant grass. The essential oil is steam distilled from the dried grass, which is harvested before the flowers appear.

Strong but light sweet floral scent with a hint of rose.

Therapeutic Action

Calms nerves

Lifts mood

Improves concentration

Reduces stress

Refreshes positive energy

Digestive and circulatory tonic

Relieves pain by reducing inflammation

Restores, regenerates and moisturizes skin; also good for acne

Helps with hair loss

Antiseptic, antibacterial, disinfectant

Bug repellent

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Palmarosa's strong middle note blends well with all the floral oils, as well as with cedar, geranium, rosewood and sandalwood.


No known cautions.

What Next?

Click on the links below to learn more about properties, safety and blending of some popular essential oils.

Or check out some sweet, happy recipes using palamarosa essential oil...

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Tension Tamer Bath Salts

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Aromatherapy for Depression

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