Botanical Name: Cymbopogon Martini
Origin : India
Extraction : Extracted from the dried grass harvested before it flowers by steam distillation
Properties : Antiseptic, antiviral, bactericide, cytophylactic, digestive, febrifuge and hydrating.
Traditional Use: Palmarosa oil calms the mind, yet has an uplifting effect, while clearing muddled thinking. It is used to counter physical and nervous exhaustion, stress-related problems and nervousness.
It is most useful during period of recovery and cools the body of fever, while aiding the digestive system, helping to clear intestinal infection, digestive atonia and anorexia nervosa. It is effective in relieving sore, stiff muscles.
Palmarosa oil moisturizes the skin, while balancing the hydration levels and stimulating cell regeneration. It balances production of sebum, to keep the skin supple and elastic and is valuable for use with acne, dermatitis, preventing scarring, rejuvenating and regenerating the skin, as well as fighting minor skin infections, sore tired feet and athlete’s foot.
Palmarosa oil could be used with good effect on the skin, for nervous and stress-related problems and for the digestive system.
Burners and vaporizers (Aromatherapy)
In aromatherapy, Palmarosa oil can help during convalescence. It relieves fatigue, nervousness, exhaustion and stress, while having an uplifting effect on the mind and clearing muddled thoughts.
Blended massage oil or in the bath
In a blended massage oil or diluted in the bath, Palmarosa oil can be used on convalescent patients, to fight exhaustion, fatigue, nervousness, stress, bolstering the digestive system, while boosting the health of the skin.
Wash, lotions and creams
Palmarosa oil can help clear up infections and prevent scarring when added to the water used to wash the wound. When included in creams and lotions, it has a moisturizing and hydrating effect on the skin, which is great to fight wrinkles. It also balances the natural secretion of sebum, which keeps the skin supple and elastic.
On cellular level, it helps with the formation of new tissue and for that reason is great for rejuvenating and regenerating the skin. It is most useful when fighting a dry skin and to sort out skin infections. Some people find that they have great results when applying Palmarosa oil neat to the affected area of athlete’s foot – but please keep in mind that we do not advocate the use of neat essential oils on the skin.
Blends well with: Geranium, Bergamot, Rosemary, Lime, Ylang Ylang