Palmarosa Essential Oil In Brief

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Palmarosa Essential Oil is a deeply healing aromatherapy oil with broad spectrum applications. Excellent for digestive and respiratory health as well as possessing several important skincare applications, especially for mature, oily and problem, acne-prone skin.

Palmarosa Essential Oil balances, hydrates and rejuvenates by stimulating cell regeneration, and regulating sebum production.

Because of it’s geraniol content Palmrosa Essential Oil can, when diluted and applied correctly, stimulate epidermal cellular memory, prompting a repair and regeneration cascade.

Palmarosa Aromatherapy Oil also provides profound emotional and systemic support making it an important comprehensively therapeutic essential oil that deserves a place in everyone’s essential oil collection.

Also known as Indian Geranium Essential Oil, Palmarosa Aromatherapy Oil has a very similar scent to Rose Otto Essential Oil, which is, by contrast to Palmarosa, an incredibly expensive oil. Somewhat unsurprisingly, because Palmarosa Essential Oil is one of the most affordable aromatherapy oils, it is often added to Rose Otto Essential Oil at the production stage to bulk out the volume of this pricey oil resulting in heavily inflated profits for unscrupulous suppliers.

Learn more about the widespread practice of Essential Oil Adulteration for profit.

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Palmarosa Essential Oil Healing Benefits

Palmarosa Aromatherapy Oil healing benefits include :: antibacterial + anti-depressant + anti-anxiety + anti-inflammatory + antiseptic + antiviral + aphrodisiac + digestive + nervine + stimulant + tonic.

Palmarosa Essential Oil Main Uses

  • Emotional issues :: anxiety + grief + resentment + letting go + irritability + restlessness + stress
  • Fatigue
  • Respiratory issues :: bronchitis + sinusitis + excess mucus
  • Urinary tract infection + cystitis
  • Digestive disorders + diarrhoea
  • Convalescence

Palmarosa Essential Oil For Skincare

  • Toner
  • Anti-wrinkle
  • Balancing combination skin + reducing oiliness
  • Wound healing + anti-scarring
  • Scar reduction + improving the appearance of stretch marks
  • Anti-acne
  • Boils + pimples
  • Fungal Infections
  • Insect bites & stings
  • Muscular aches & pains

Palmarosa Oil is suitable for use with dogs for healing skin conditions.

Palmarosa Essential Oil By Wild As The Wind

Wild as The Wind carry two Palmarosa Essential Oils:

Ethically Sourced Palmarosa Essential Oil

Organic Palmarosa Essential Oil

Palmarosa Essential Oil Technical & Usage Information

INCI :: Cymbopogon Martini

Palmarosa Essential Oil Extraction Method :: Steam distillation

Palmarosa Essential Oil Aromatic Qualities :: Palmarosa Aromatherapy Oil has a light, fresh floral scent which is sweet, relaxing and a little intoxicating. It is fragrantly similar to Rose Otto Essential Oil, as well as sharing many of the same healing benefits.

Palmarosa Essential Oil Blends Well With :: Basil Essential Oil + Bergamot FCF Essential Oil + Copaiba Balsam Essential Oil + Geranium Essential Oil + Gurjum Balsam Essential Oil + Organic Lemon Essential Oil + Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil + Rosemary Essential Oil + Rose Otto Essential Oil + Ylang Ylang Essential Oil.

Active Constituents in Palmarosa Essential Oil :: c. 70-80% monoterpenes, 10-15% esters & c. 5% aldehydes. More specifically, Palmarosa Aromatherapy Oil predominantly contains :: B-Caryophyllene, Dipentene, Farnesol, Geranial, Geraniol, Geranyl Acetate, Linalool, Limonene & Myrcene.

Palmarosa Essential Oil Contraindications & Advice:: For external use only. Drug interaction is possible if you are using drugs metabolised by CYP2B6. However, Palmarosa Essential Oil is considered non-toxic with a low risk of skin sensitisation. Tisserand & Young recommend a dermal maximum dilution of 6.5%, (Robert Tisserand & Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety, Second Edition.)

Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant or breast feeding consult your healthcare provider before use. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and intimate, sensitive areas.

Always dilute with a good base oil before topical application. Please consult Using Essential Oils for more information.

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Interesting fact :: It is possible to extract between 1ml and 10ml of Palmarosa Essential Oil from 1kg of plant material

More interesting facts :: Palmarosa Essential Oil is extracted from a grass belonging to the Gramineae / Poaceae family, which also includes Lemongrass and Citronella. However, Palmarosa Essential Oil only contains 5% aldehydes, (Citral), whereas Lemongrass Essential Oil contains c. 65 – 85%, making them very different.

Lemongrass Aromatherapy Oil and Citronella Essential Oil share a lemony scent but Citronella Essential Oil does so owing to a different chemical constituent, Citronellol, at a c. 40% concentration.

Palmarosa Essential Oil is only 1% Citral and 1% Limonene, so there’s only the faintest whiff of citrus to this beautifully floral scented aromatherapy oil. But, because it contains a very high amount of Geraniol, (c. 75% – 85%), also found in Rose Otto Essential Oil at a c. 31% concentration, it has much more in common with this very expensive oil, than others from the same plant family.


This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please consult with your healthcare professional before changing your healthcare regimen.

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