Palmarosa is a grass that belongs to Poaceae/Gramineae family of the plant. It has long stem that is slender in appearance. The leaves of the plant have rose fragrance. The dried grass is usually harvested just before flowering.
Brief History of Palmarosa Oil:
The plant was cultivated for extracting essential oil from it in South Asia. In India, this was used to store beans and grains for preventing insects and also used as an insect repellent.
• Historically, this was used to adulterate Rose oil,
• It was used to treat infectious diseases, fever, nerve pain and rheumatism as a part of traditional Indian medicine formulation process.
• In Ayurvedic medicine, this was used to treat parasitic as well as fungal infections.
• In traditional Chinese medicine, this was used to treat chronic pain, indigestion and inflammation.
• This oil has amazing therapeutic properties such as digestive, febrifuge,antiseptic and stimulant.
• This can be used to treat dry and sagging skin, wrinkled-skin, anorexia, stress, infection and cystitis.
• Owing to the presence of geraniol as a major constituent, this is widely used in the perfumery industry.
Blends well with:
Palmarose Essential oil goes well with Cedarwood , Geranium, Ginger Root CO2, Lemon, Lemongrass, Neroli, Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Peppermint, Rose Absolute, and Bergamot.
General Precautionary Measures!
• You should never apply this oil on the skin without diluting it as it may cause skin rashes due to its concentrated nature.
• Those who are pregnant or have health issues such as liver problem, etc. should consult their doctor before applying it.
Botanical Name : Cymbopogon martini
CAS# : 8014-19-5
Color & Odor : Pale yellow liquid @22°C with Sweet geranium like odor
F.E.M.A. # : N/A
Methods of Extraction : Steam Distillation
Constituents : Geraniol
Solubility : Insoluble in water, soluble in alcohol and oils
Specific Gravity : 0.894 @ 72°F
Flash Point : 194 °F
Optical Rotation : 2.45
Major Constituents : Geraniol