Country of Origin: Madagascar
Botanical Name: Cymbopogon Martinii
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.
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.
Main Theraputic Properties: Antibacterial, Antifungal, Anti-inflammatory, Astringent, Calmative, Digestive stimulant, Neurotonic.
Contraindications: Non toxic and non irritant in prescribed doses.
Chakra: Heart, Brow, Solar Plexus.
Chinese Element: Fire.