Palmarosa Essential Oil
Create a feeling of bright, shining peace and joy with Palmarosa Essential Oil. This invigorating aroma is created by steam distilling the leaves of the Palmarosa grass, which offers a sweet, rose-like scent. It’s also lemony and slightly herbal, with a dry note of geranium.
Palmarosa is also known as Ginger Grass, Rosha, Rosha Grass, and Indian Geranium. It is native to the Indochinese subcontinent and a close relative of Lemongrass. Like Lemongrass, Palmarosa is a natural source of insect-repelling compounds like limonene, geraniol, and citronella. Many people use this essential oil to deter mosquitoes, flies, and other pesky bugs without harsh chemicals.
Other benefits of Palmarosa essential oil include haircare, skincare, and DIY cleaning products. The vibrant floral scent of Palmarosa oil creates a feeling of cleanliness, while its antimicrobial and antifungal properties help sanitize your space against harmful bacteria, viruses, mold spores, and fungi.
In aromatherapy, Palmarosa is a popular choice for supporting brain health and creativity. Try diffusing Palmarosa oil to enhance your focus and concentration, inspire new ideas, and feel more motivated. This essential oil is a great study aid or work-from-home enhancement that will help you tune out distractions.
Palmarosa Essential Oil is part of the Skin Care collection.
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Benefits & Features
- Diffuse to reduce anxiety and depression, clear brain fog, and inspire greater focus and concentration.
- Use in a diffuser blend or room spray to sanitize the air in your space and neutralize odor-causing bacteria, allergens, and other environmental pollutants.
- Dilute with a carrier oil and use as an anti-inflammatory, analgesic massage oil to soothe sore muscles, alleviate cramps and spams, and support post-workout recovery.
- Apply to the abdominal region with a carrier oil to soothe indigestion, gas and bloating, nausea, upset stomach, cramps, and other digestive discomfort.
- Use with a carrier oil, or apply a few drops to your regular skincare products, to help exfoliate, deep-cleanse, and restore moisture.
- Use to deepen your meditation practice and create a mindful moment when you need relief from the stressors of daily life.
Relaxing Bath Blend
Try this Palmarosa essential oil blend for a soothing bath soak and take your self-care rituals to the next level.
- 5 drops Palmarosa
- 5 drops Lavender
- 2 drops Ylang Ylang
- 1 cup Epsom Salt
Instructions: Pour Epsom salt into a bag or sealable container, add oils, and shake to combine. Run a warm bath, then dissolve the mixture into the water. Soak for 20-30 minutes as needed to release stress, soothe sore muscles, and feel rejuvenated.
- Botanical Name: Cymbopogon martinii
- Country of Origin: India/Nepal*
- Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
- Plant Part: Leaf
- Aroma: Sweet, Floral
- Consistency: Medium
*Some of our oils have multiple countries of origin. To confirm which country your specific bottle of oil originates from, please click here to consult its GC/MS test.
Popular Palmarosa Blends: Baby Skin
Safety / Purity
Always dilute prior to topical application. Avoid contact with mucous membranes, eyes, and the inside of the mouth, nose, and ears. Do not ingest. Do not use while pregnant or breastfeeding.
Kids Safety: Safe to use topically with children ages 7 months and up. Dilute to a .5-1% dilution rate for topical application.
Tips for Safer Diffusing:
- Diffuse in an open, well-ventilated area.
- Keep children and pets out of the direct line of mist.
- Diffuse in 30-60 minute intervals, with ample break periods for safe and effective use.
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Palmarosa Essential Oil FAQ
What are the benefits of Palmarosa essential oil for skin?
Palmarosa essential oil uses for skin include anti-aging, soothing irritation, healing blemishes, clearing pores, and balancing the skin’s production of oil (also known as sebum) while repairing its natural moisture barrier. However, as with many essential oils, pure Palmarosa oil is too harsh for the skin and must be diluted with a carrier oil prior to topical application. Alternately, ou can also add a few drops to your regular cleanser, toner, or moisturizer to boost hydration.
Does Palmarosa oil clog pores?
No, Palmarosa essential oil is non-comedogenic, which means it won’t cause pores. In fact, many natural beauty products use Palmarosa oil to exfoliate dead skin cells, clear blackheads and whiteheads, and help shrink the appearance of the pores in your skin. Try using Palmarosa essential oil or Palmarosa essential oil blends to make a DIY skin toner.
Does Palmarosa essential oil keep mosquitoes from biting?
Yes! Palmarosa essential oil contains natural compounds that repel insects, including limonene, geraniol, and citronella. These compounds help give Palmarosa its appealing fragrance and healing properties, but bugs can’t stand them! For a chemical-free alternative to bug sprays like DEET, mix Palmarosa oil with water and mist onto exposed skin, or diffuse it in your outdoor areas to keep pesky insects like mosquitoes from ruining your backyard fun.
Is Palmarosa essential oil good for sleep?
Palmarosa oil is not a common sleep aid, however, the relaxing properties of this aroma can help people who struggle with insomnia or occasional sleeplessness. Try diffusing Palmarosa or a Palmarosa essential oil blend before bedtime and allow the pleasing, sweet scent to release tension from the body and quiet anxious thoughts. You can also meditate with Palmarosa and focus on gently relaxing each body part until you drift off into a deep, healing slumber.