An essential oil profile: Palmarosa: Cymbopogon martini
Palmarosa is one of my favorite essential oil. This oil has a sweet, floral and rosy aroma.
The chemical families in Palmarosa typically include: monoterpenols with some aldehydes and esters.
Monoterpenols in general have anti-infectious properties, immune support for the long haul, emotional balance, and skin healing.
Geraniol –this oil has about 70 – 80%
This component is one of the most effective oil constituents for controlling dust mites. This amount of geraniol supports the antifungal and antibacterial actions.
Plant Part: Grass
When we use oils that are distilled from grass – we know that grass helps prevent water loss and supports photosynthesis. The oils can help us breathe when we are stressed or anxious. If we need a clear head – these oils help support us from overthinking.
Perennial grass that is steamed distilled.
Botanical family: Poaceae: generally this family is known to be good for the skin, aches and pains.
Shelf Life is about 4-5 years.
Therapeutic Benefits include:
- Airborne antimicrobial
- Skin healing
- Anxiety relieving
Energetic and Emotional Properties include:
- Stabilizes the heart and opens the breath
- Calms the mind
- Reduces anxiety and restlessness
- Supports flexibility or adaptability
- Calms jealous or possessive feelings
Safety: Non-toxic, non-irritating. Tisserand recommends a maximum topical use of 6.5%
30 ml from Plant Therapy: http://amzn.to/2xzOTrf
Battaglia, S. (2012). The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. Brisbane: The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy.
Cooksley, V. G. (2015). Aromatherapy A holistic Guide to Natural Healing with Essential Oils. The Woodlands: Floramed Publishing LLC.
Joni Reim and Ruah Bull in the book “Daily Aromatherapy” – offers that Palmarosa is a wonderful oil for self-acceptance. The oil encourages you to be kind to yourself. It is also associated with the dragonfly. The dragonfly promotes self-acceptance and helps heal the heart and mind.
Jeon JH, Kim HW, Kim MG, et al (2008) Mite-control activities of active constituents isolated from Pelargonium graveolens against house dust mites. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 18(10):1666-1671
Robert Tisserand, R. Y. (2014). Essential Oil Safety. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier.