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Pleasing Palmarosa, love the skin you're in



Essential oil name Palmarosa

Latin name Cymbopogon martinii

Note/perfume Middle; fresh, floral and sweet

Family Poaceae

Extraction method steam distillation produces a pale yellow thin oil

Main chemistry Geraniol

Plant description:

Palmarosa is a perennial grass that is aromatic. It has many rigid, straight, yellow or yellow-green stems. The stems are supported by a small but penetrating root system. Palmarosa is wildly grown in wetlands in provinces of India, including Nepal. The Palmarosa essential oil is extracted from the stem of the grass by distillation of dried leaves. Once the stems and leaves have been distilled, which takes around two to three hours of time, the botanical material that remains is composted.

Therapeutic actions: digestive, anti-septic, hydrating, cicatrizant, digestive and circulatory stimulant, tonic, bactericidal.

multi-system use; Therapeutic uses: Sinusitis, excess mucus, cystitis, UTI, gastro-intestinal disorders, scars and wounds, acne, pimples, boils, fungal infection, fatigue, muscular aches, stress, irritability, restlessness, insect bites/stings

Blends with:

Geranium, Ylang Ylang, Cypress, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Rose, floral oil.

Specific chemistry:

myrcene, linalool, geraniol, geranyl acetate, dipentene and limonene

Safety data: None noted, generally regarded as safe

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