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Palmarosa (Farmed)

Botanical Name:  Cymbopogon martinii

Botanical Family:  Gramineae/Poaceae

Place of Origin:  Madagascar

Methods of Extraction:  Steam distillation of grass

Scent:  Sweet floral geranium like scent



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Palmarosa is a sweet, rosy like aroma. Pale yellow or pale olive in colour. It is one of the best natural sources of geraniol, which has a sweet, rose-like aroma, and is thus very popular with soap and cosmetic manufacturers. It is particularly good for tension and exhaustion and helps to relax.

Properties:  Antibacterial, Antifungal, Anti-inflammatory, Astringent, Calmative, Digestive stimulant, Neurotonic.

Aromatherapy Applications:  Nervous exhaustion, acne, athlete's foot, nail fungus, insect repellent, dry wet eczema, balances oily complections, muscular aches and pain, indigestion

Mind & Body:  balancing, refreshing, stimulating

Aromatherapist Recommendations:

Try adding 5 drops of Palmarosa, 2 drops of Ylang Ylang and 2 drops of Sandalwood to 30ml of Peach Kernel Oil for a pampering body oil.

To help aid relaxation after a stressful day, blend 2 drops of Palmarosa and 1 drop of Geranium in a teaspoonful of Sweet Almond oil and swish into a warm bath. Soak for at least 10 minutes.

Contraindications: Non toxic and non irritant in prescribed doses.

Chakra: Heart, Brow, Solar Plexus. 

Chinese Element: Fire.


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