Botanical name: Cymbopogon martinii.
Method of extraction: steam distillation.
Plant part: grass.
Scent: fresh, floral, sweet, rose-geranium like scent.
Colour: pale yellow.
Perfumery note: middle note.
Blends well with: bergamot, lavender, geranium, cedarwood, floral oils, ylang ylang.
Ingredient (INCI): Cymbopogon martinii (Palmarosa) Oil.
In a diffuser, in massages or in baths, Palmarosa essential oil is uplifting and helps reduce stress, nervous exhaustion and anxiety.
Mix Palmarosa in your massage blends to ease the aches and pains of arthritis and rheumatic conditions, as well as general muscle aches. It is also beneficial for stomach cramps and gastric conditions.
In creams, lotions or oils for face, hands, feet, neck and lips, Palmarosa helps balance sebum production, stimulate cellular regeneration, encourage elasticity, moisturise dry and mature skin, plus it effectively combats acne.
Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing.
|Product type||Essential oils|
|Skin concern||Fine lines & Wrinkles|
|Country of origin||USA|
It is a wild growing, herbaceous green and straw-colored grass, with long slender stems, terminal flowering tops and fragrant grassy leaves. It is harvested before the flowers appear and the highest yield is obtained when the grass is fully dried - about one week after it has been cut.
There are two varieties of grass from which the oil can be extracted - motia and sofia. We find the sofia chemotype to be far more active and pleasant smelling - and for this reason the oil sold by us is from this chemotype.
Because palmarosa oil has a rose-like smell, it is often used by unscrupulous essential oil wholesalers and retailers to adulterate rose essential oil.
It is often used as an ingredient of soaps, perfumes and cosmetics, and is also used in the flavoring of tobacco.