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All About Palmarosa Essential Oil

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All About Palmarosa Essential Oil

Palmarosa essential oil, otherwise known by its Latin name as Cymbopogen Martinii, has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. In aromatherapy, it's sweet, earthy, rose-like aroma can aid with activating your auric energy field, boosting emotional strength, relieving feelings of stress and nervousness, and it can bring a sense of balance and security. 

What is Palmarosa Essential Oil?

Palmarosa isn’t a descendent of the rose-family as you might think from its aroma. It’s actually a part of the lemongrass family and usually grows in the wild in the wetlands of Nepal and India. They are tall, tufty and cultivated in almost every part of the world. However, it can best thrive in tropical and humid conditions. 

Palmarosa Essential Oil in Aromatherapy

This fresh, grassy essential oil is far more potent than it might seem. It packs a therapeutic punch that will make it invaluable in your aromatherapy rotation. 

Palmarosa oil has an intriguing, soothing, uplifting aroma that can boost emotional strength as well as reduce nervous tensions. It can aid in treating anxiety and depression by uplifting the spirit and soothing the tired body, mind and soul. The fragrance of Palmarosa essential oil when used in a diffuser can enhance positive feelings, provide clarity to thoughts, and rejuvenates your energy field. 

How to Pair and Use Palmarosa Essential Oil

Palmarosa possesses a number of therapeutic and health benefits. For topical use, Palmarosa oil can help treat skin conditions such as dry skin, eczema, and psoriasis. It is widely used in skin care because of its moisturizing properties. 

Palmarosa oils are an effective solution to reduce inflammation and its antibacterial and antiseptic properties can help prevent infections. Use it externally to rid harmful impurities but be sure to dilute the essential oil with a carrier oil before applying topically. 

This oil is considered a top note and blends well with Lavender, Rose, Neroli, Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Petitgrain and other floral oils. You can find Palmarosa oil within our signature Take Root blend, as well as our Blue Aura, and Green Aura blends.

Are There Any Palmarosa Oil Side Effects?

Palmarosa oil is considered completely safe. It's a non-irritant, non-sensitizing and non-toxic plant oil. However, as an extra precaution, it's recommended that you blend Palmarosa oil with a milder carrier oil like coconut oil, jojoba oil, almond oil or grapeseed oil if you plan to use it directly on your skin. Always do a patch test before applying it to your skin as a precaution.

Palmarosa oil has been used since ancient times because of its many healing and restorative properties that can help the body and the skin. Adopt Palmarosa oil to heal your skin, mind and health, and reap a myriad of rewards.