With its distinct citrus-meets-rose fragrance, palmarosa oil is a favorite of many in aromatherapy. Steam distilled from the reaching grass, palmarosa oil:
Rejuvenates and stabilizes**
Helps soothe one's entire being**
Is popular during occasional times of tension**
What is Palmarosa?
A perennial flowering grass and member of the Poaceae family, palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii) is native to India and Southeast Asia, but can be found growing from Indonesia to Brazil. It has long, slender stems, grassy leaves, and flowering tops, and is often compared to lemongrass in appearance and scent, thanks to its floral-citrus fragrance. Palmarosa is also known around the world as ginger grass, motia, and rosha grass.
Palmarosa has seen particular use in Ayurvedic traditions, which use the plant on the skin and to help keep pesky insects at bay. The rose-scented plant has also been used in love rituals in some cultures, and its fragrance can be found gracing perfumes and body care products worldwide.
Palmarosa Essential Oil
First distilled in the 18th century, palmarosa essential oil is steam distilled from the grassy leaves. It emits a floral-citrus aroma, with a significant note of roses. In aromatherapy, palmarosa is used for rejuvenating the senses and offering a sense of stability, especially during occasional times of nervousness and tension. For some, it can also be sublimely soothing for the entire being.
Blending essential oils opens up a world of aromatherapy possibilities! Other oils that complement palmarosa oil’s citrusy fragrance include: amyris, bergamot, carrot seed, cedarwood, citronella, clary sage, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, lime, neroli, orange, petitgrain, rose, rosemary, sandalwood, tea tree, and ylang ylang oils.
Piping Rock's pure Palmarosa Oil is available in 1/2 oz. & 2 oz. bottles.
Palmarosa Oil Directions for Use
Add 3-5 drops of Palmarosa Oil to a diffuser or vaporizer, to a bowl of steaming water or a hot bath to fill a room with its rosy scent. To use topically, add ~5 drops of Palmarosa Oil to ~10 mL of any Piping Rock carrier oil.
Palmarosa Oil is for external use only and should be diluted in a carrier oil such as sweet almond, jojoba, grapeseed or avocado oil before being used topically. Do not apply to broken or irritated skin. Always consult your trusted physician before adding any essential oil to your regimen, especially if you are pregnant, nursing or taking any medications. Discontinue use and alert your doctor should an adverse reaction occur. Keep out of reach of children and away from eyes and mouth. Essential oils are flammable.