Botanical name: Cymbopogon martinii var. motia.
Country of origin: India.
Method of extraction: distillation.
Plant part: dried grass harvested before it flowers.
Colour: pale yellow.
Consistency: thin, watery viscosity.
Perfumery note: middle note.
Scent: delicate, floral, rose-like.
Properties: balancing, anti-viral, anti-fungal, digestive, good for skin infections and skin regeneration.
Ingredients (INCI): Cymbopogon martinii Oil, Citral*, Geraniol*, Farnesol*, Limonene*, Linalool*.
*: component of natural essential oil.
Major constituents: myrcene, linalool, geraniol, geranyl acetate, dipentene and limonene.
Blends well with: geranium, bergamot, rosemary, lime and ylang-ylang.
- In diffusers, 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.
- In a blended massage oil or diluted in the bath, Palmarosa oil can be used to fight exhaustion, fatigue, nervousness, stress, bolstering the digestive system, while boosting the health of the skin.
- 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 moisturising 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.
100% natural essential oil (USDA organic certification).
|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.
Please note - we DO NOT adulterate any oils - we only supply pure 100% natural, organic essential oil.
It is often used as an ingredient of soaps, perfumes and cosmetics, and is also used in the flavoring of tobacco.