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Organic Palmarosa

Organic Palmarosa

Cymbopogon martinii

Botanical Properties

Palmarosa belongs to the extensive Poaceae phylogenetic family of the, which contains over 50 different species. This aromatic herbaceous plant has very long leaves that can sometimes reach over 3m in height, and are clustered into tufts. Its flowers, found in panicles, turn red when they reach maturity. It essential oil is very aromatic and strongly scented.

Origin and history

Palmarosa originated in India, and has since been used in Ayurvedic and Oriental medicine for centuries to help treat skin complaints. In China, palmarosa is considered a Yin type food, as it can calm bodily and spiritual fieriness.

Organoleptic properties

Aspect: liquid

Colour: yellow to pale yellow

Odour: floral, fresh, rose-like

Distilled parts: over ground parts

Country of origin: Madagascar

Density: 0.880-0.894


Main biochemical components or chemotype: Geraniol

Allergenic molecules naturally found within this essential oil: Citral, Farnesol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool

Certain natural components of this essential oil may cause allergic reactions. Please do an allergy test on the skin in the crease of your elbow before using this product.


Palmarosa is one of the most skin friendly out of all of our essential oils. Our organic essential oil is:

• A powerful antimycotic

• A powerful antibacterial

• Antiviral

• A nervous system tonic

• System balancing

• Cardio-vascular


Palmarosa essential oil is recommended for all skin complaints: acne, eczema, sores, cutaneous fungal infections (or gynaecological, or digestive), and erythema. Thanks to its antibacterial and antiviral properties, it is prescribed against bronchitis, rhino-pharyngitis, and ear infections. As a powerful nervous system regulator, palmarosa essential oil will help one to fight stress and get through periods of depression. To use this essential oil as a moisturiser, put a drop of organic palmarosa essential oil in your day cream: this will stabilise sebum secretion and regulate skin cell renewal. Palmarosa essential oil is suitable for all skin types, as it is very soft and the body tolerates it well.



Please consult a doctor before taking any treatment or therapy orally.

Oral administration:

Take 1 drop of organic palmarosa essential oil 3 times a day. Mix with some honey or syrup, or put on a lozenge to help fight stress and depression.

On the skin:

Mix 2 drops of organic palmarosa essential oil and 5 drops of organic musk rose oil, and apply to help treat eczema-related complaints.

By diffusion:

When diffused in the atmosphere, palmarosa essential oil will pleasantly fragrance your living rooms, and will simultaneously calm feelings of irritation.

Possible synergies

As a blend: Oregano, Rosewood

Energetic values and synergies

In energy aromatherapy, palmarosa essential oil is linked to the heart and coronary chakras: it is subsequently associated with the colour magenta.

Palmarosa essential oil will subdue inner fieriness, i.e. emotions that destroy one’s ability to see clearly and which obstruct the path towards serenity and calm. Typically, these are connected to anger, stress, insomnia, irritability, and psychological fatigue.

Synergy: Orange


Inflammable. Utilisation par voie orale sur avis médical. Tenir hors de portée des enfants. Éviter les contacts avec les yeux. Déconseillée aux enfants de moins de 3 ans et aux femmes enceintes ou allaitantes. Ne pas appliquer sur la peau avant une exposi


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