Palmarosa Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Cymbopogon Martinii var Motia
Composition of Oil: Geraniol, Geranyl Acetate, (E,Z)-Farnesol, Linalool, (E)-B-Ocimene, B-Caryophyllene, Geranial
Plant Part: Grass Blades
Scent: Fresh, Floral, and Sweet
Color: Pale Yellow
Perfumery Note: Middle
Initial Aroma Strength: Strong
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Historical Background of Palmarosa Essential Oil
Indigenous to the regions today known as Indochina and India, "Palmarosa" blesses us with Palmarosa essential oil. Palmarosa is a species of grass that belongs to the family "Lemongrass." Throughout the world, Palmarosa is known by various names such as rosha, rosha grass, Indian geranium, gingergrass, etc. The botanical name of Palmarosa is Cymbopogon Martini. Due to the rose-like scent of the oil, it is given the name "Palmarosa" by combining two words, "Palm" and "Rose."
After carefully collecting fresh blades of the grass, we pass them through a steam distillation process and obtain a pale yellow colored oil that has a fresh, floral, and sweet aroma.
Ancient Uses of Palmarosa Essential Oil
In ancient times, people valued Palmarosa grass and its oil for a wide range of traditional medicinal and culinary uses. Most importantly, the oil was used as a useful insect and mosquito repellent. The oil was added to the stored grains and beans to keep them safe from spoilage and seasonal damage. Moreover, people in discomfort due to flu and fever used the oil and got quick relief. The oil also promoted good digestion and stimulated apatite.
Modern Uses of Palmarosa Essential Oil
For the last two decades, Palmarosa essential oil has been used for countless purposes. From skincare uses to overall health care, the oil knows no bound in facilitating its users. Some of the oil's important chemical components have been discussed below, which make it a therapeutic oil.
- Geraniol – Today, Palmarosa essential oil is a popular ingredient in commercial insecticides, pesticides, and mosquito repellents just because of the high quantity of Geraniol in it. Geraniol does nothing but helps kill and repel various insects and mosquitos.
- Linalool – Many people diffuse Palmarosa essential oil and inhale the aroma and experience a calming, soothing, and relaxing sensation as science proves that the oil has the potency to elevate stress and anxiety levels to almost their lowest and promotes calmness. Linalool is the only component of the oil that makes all these situations possible.
Best Blending Partners
For experiencing more than expected results of the uses mentioned above of the Palmarosa essential oil, you can blend the oil with other oils such as Lavender, Neroli, Rose, Ylang-Ylang, Jasmine, Petitgrain, Bergamot, Mandarin, and Grapefruit.
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Caution: Beware of excessive use as it may lead to nausea and headaches. For topical use, always dilute the oil with a carrier oil. We do not suggest the internal use of any essential oils. Keep it out of children’s reach. It is not recommended for a pregnant woman without a proper prescription by a specialist.