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
  • sandalwood


No known cautions.

What Next?

Happy Palmarosa Recipes

Try a few sweet, happy recipes using palamarosa essential oil...

Citrus Bliss Massage Oil

Feeling blue? Cheer yourself up with this easy to make, sweetly scented homemade massage oil.

Relaxing Rose Bath Salts Recipe

Calming, relaxing and sensuous, its delightful scent takes you away from it all. Excellent for day-to-day stress, depression and grief, as well as PMS and menopause.

Aromatherapy for Depression

If you're sad, tired, irritable or just generally not yourself, these natural depression remedies might be just the pick-me-up you need.

Aromatherapy Recipes Homepage

More Essential Oil Properties

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