Palmarosa essential oil-
Latin name: Cymbopogon martini
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Dried grass
Countries of origin: India, Java, Seychelles.
Perfumery note: Top
Aroma: Fresh, fruity, sharp, sweet, rosy.
Point of interest: There are two varieties of grasses. Motia and sofia which grow in differing environments and altitudes. Motia yeilds a better quality and better aroma. (Sellar) Used in India in bathwater for types of pain. (Battaglia)
Properties: Contact an aromatherapist.
Energetics: Chakras-Heart, solar plexus, navel. TCM-
Blends well with: Citrus-Orange, Lemon, Lime. Florals-Lavender, Geranium, Jasmine, Melissa, Petitgrain, Rose, Violet, Ylang Ylang. Woods-Sandalwood, Rosewood.
Modes of application: Bath, massage (diluted) compress, salve, inhalation, diffuser.
Safety Data: Cautions with medications metabolized by the CYP2B6. Max dermal is 6.5% due to the geraniol content. (Tisserand & Young) Non-irritant, non-sensitizing, non-toxic.
Disclaimer: This information is intended for education purposes only and has not been evaluated by the FDA. This information may not be complete or fully accurate. This information is not intended to cure, diagnose, prevent or treat disease. As with all essential oils, always dilute prior to using topically and please perform a skin patch test prior to using. Essential oils, if used internally, should be under the direction of a qualified practitioner in Aromatic Medicine. Always seek the advise of a qualified, trained aromatherapist. Don't ever hesitate to ask about the education of the Aromatherapist. Keep out of the reach of children.
Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martini)