Palmarosa essential oil is derived from one of two species, or chemotypes, of Cymbopogon martini grass:  Sofia and Motia. There is a slight aromatic distinction between the two species, but they both have the same health benefits when distilled in the same manner. It is named, in part, due to the scent of it that is reminiscent of roses. There is a lot of readily available information on popular essential oils but a lack of information on less popular oils, such as palmarosa essential oil. Today we will discuss what palmarosa oil is, the most common uses for it, and why you need to add it to the list of essential oils you use regularly. 

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Improves Digestion

Improves Digestion

Palmarosa oil is often used as a digestive aid. It does this by stimulating the secretion of your stomach's digestive juices.

Treats Dehydration

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Palmarosa oil helps your tissues retain moisture and maintain the delicate moisture balance your body needs.

Heals Wounds

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Palmarosa is a potent antiseptic. It prevents severe pain caused by the infection of open, unprotected wounds. Its antibacterial properties also help to heal wounds.

Reduces Fever

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Palmarosa essential oil is an excellent natural antiseptic, antiviral, and antibacterial agent. Fevers are caused by infections such as viral and bacterial infections. 

 

What Is Palmarosa?


Palmarosa essential oil is commonly used as a substitute for rose oil in aromatics because it is much less expensive. It is used commercially in the food and beverage industry to flavor foods and drinks. It is also used commonly in the cosmetic industry in hand and bath soaps, oils, creams, and perfumes. It has a sweet, floral aroma that will soothe and uplift your spirit. It comes from these grasses that are harvested and dried before they have a chance to flower. It is most commonly steam distilled

Palmarosa And Aromatherapy



Like other essential oils, palmarosa essential oil should be mixed with a carrier oil, such as avocado or coconut oil. When creating aromatherapy, you can successfully blend this soft, floral essential oil with the following essential oils for great results: 

  • Australian sandalwood
  • Bergamot orange
  • Cedarwood Virginian
  • Egyptian geranium
  • Geranium 
  • Lime
  • Rosemary
  • Ylang-ylang
  • Ginger
  • Lemon
  • Lemongrass
  • Neroli
  • Patchouli
  • Peppermint 
  • Rose

Ask your doctor which essential oil is best to combine with palmarosa oil based on the medical benefits you wish to attain, or you can experiment to find the ideal aromatic blend for your tastes.

How To Make Palmarosa Oil



As the palmarosa ages, the flowers deepen to a red hue. Harvest the flowers shortly prior to them turning completely red, and dry them until their capillaries release the plant's volatile oils by bursting. Steam distill the harvested plants. The oil will be yellow. Take care to harvest the plant at the right time. If you harvest it too early or too late, do not adequately dry it, or distill it before the plant releases all of its volatile oils the effects will be diminished.


How To Use Palmarosa Oil


The method you use to absorb palmarosa oil depends on what you are using it for. Vaporizers, diffusers, and sticks which slowly absorb and release the oil's scent are usually used if you need this essential oil internally. It is usually diluted with other massage oils when used topically. Alternatively, you can add two or three drops to body or hand creams, lotions, or soaps. These methods are typically used if you need to treat a skin infection or would like to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sunburns or age spots. Bath bombs are most commonly used if you would like both the internal and external benefits derived from this essential oil as you inhale steam while bathing in the water infused with the oil.

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Considerations

Palmarosa oil is non-toxic, non-sensitizing, non-irritating and safe for everyone including those who are nursing or pregnant. However, you should dilute this essential oil if using it topically. One of the best solutions to dilute this in is coconut essential oil due to its mild nature. Make sure the palmarosa oil you purchase comes from a reputable supplier and comes in a dark bottle. Sunlight can affect the chemical properties and potency of essential oils. Palmarosa oil is a great essential oil to start out with if you are just adding essential oils to your routine due to its soft, gentle, and subtle aroma that does not overpower the scent of other essential oils.

What Are The Main Uses Of Palmarosa Essential Oil?



There are many uses for palmarosa essential oil. These include curing bacterial infections, use as an effective cytophylactic, preventing sepsis, reversing the signs of aging, treating skin conditions, and curing viral infections.

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Prevents Sepsis

Sepsis can trigger acute, unbearable, sudden pains, convulsions, and cramps. It can affect a number of internal organs, including the kidneys, urethra, colon, bladder, and urinary tracts. It is particularly useful to care for infections of the genito-urinary organs and advisable to seek treatment for all open wounds. Palmarosa oil is great for this. Other essential oils which are great for preventing sepsis include eucalyptus, peppermint, lavender, and tea tree oils.

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Cures Bacterial Infections

Palmarosa essential oil is commonly used to combat bacterial infections. It is safe for the topical treatment of external infections when diluted with a carrier oil, including sensitive sites such as the ears or eyelids. It also kills internal bacteria and slows the growth of bacteria-causing conditions such as renal failure, prostate issues, urinary tract infections, and colitis. The seven best essential oils to combine with your palmarosa oil to cure bacterial infections include tea tree, grapefruit, oregano, cinnamon, citronella, eucalyptus, and thyme.

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Cytophylactic

Palmarosa essential oil is cytophylactic in nature, meaning it encourages the growth of new cells and recycling of old cellular matter. It is not only ideal for the reversal and slowing of aging signs but also the repair of wounds to prevent them from scarring. It boosts the immune system, is antiseptic in nature, prevents infection, and promotes cell repair. Other essential oils that are great for promoting new cell growth are bergamot, cedarwood, chamomile, frankincense, geranium, lavender, tea tree (melaleuca), myrrh, neroli, rose, rosewood, and sandalwood. You will notice that many of these essential oils match essential oils listed above that smell good when used in combination with palmarosa oil.

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Skin Care


Palmarosa oil is used to treat skin conditions in both humans and animals, like dogs and horses. Use it topically to treat Athlete's foot, open sores, cracked or dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, boils, acne, abscesses, bruises, stretch marks, and more. It is also used to treat skin fungus and dermatitis in pets.

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Curbs Viruses

Viruses are difficult to recover from, unlike bacterial infections which you can take antibiotics for. Luckily, palmarosa oil inhibits and curbs viral strains' growth which makes it easier to eliminate active strains and reduce their effects. To get the most out of this essential oil's powerful antiviral effects, combine with another essential oil such as ravensara essential oil or anise star essential oil. Take palmarosa oil internally

What Are The Main Benefits Of Palmarosa Essential Oil?


There are numerous benefits of palmarosa essential oil. These include improving digestion, treating dehydration, reducing fever, and natural muscle relaxant properties.

Improves Digestion

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Improves Digestion


Palmarosa oil is often used as a digestive aid. It does this by stimulating the secretion of your stomach's digestive juices. Furthermore, it improves the efficiency of your body's digestive process by improving the rate at which your body absorbs the nutrients present in your food. Fennel, ginger, and cardamom are used to provide laxative effects by rubbing one to three drops clockwise gently over the abdomen. Patchouli and tarragon are used as a massage oil to treat bowel spasms with soft strokes over the entire abdomen. Lemon and peppermint are used to restore your body's natural pH balance by adding a drop of essential oil to eight ounces of water. You can take palmarosa oil in this manner as well.

Peppermint, lavender, anise, basil, and ginger can treat general stomach upset by massaging one to three drops of the essential oil onto the abdomen directly or adding one drop of oil to eight ounces of water. Ginger, peppermint, and fennel can also be used to treat occasional gas through drinking or massaging. Finally, add a drop of clove and a drop of lemongrass to a vegetarian capsule with a meal to keep the good bacteria in your gut healthy, which promotes good digestion.

Treats Dehydration

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Palmarosa oil helps your tissues retain moisture and maintain the delicate moisture balance your body needs. This relieves symptoms of dehydration, including inflammation and diarrhea. It also promotes moist, soft, and youthful-looking skin.

Heals Wounds

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Palmarosa is a potent antiseptic. It prevents severe pain caused by the infection of open, unprotected wounds. Its antibacterial properties also help to heal wounds.


Reduces Fever

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Palmarosa essential oil is an excellent natural antiseptic, antiviral, and antibacterial agent. Fevers are caused by infections such as viral and bacterial infections. Since this essential oil treats the cause of the infection, your fever is reduced quickly.


Other Benefits

Palmarosa essential oil is used commonly in aromatherapy to relax painful, tight and cramping spasmodic muscles and nerves. It fights anxiety, nervousness, anger, and depression; it also lifts your spirits and lessens fatigue. Furthermore, it is good for reducing the appearance of stretch marks.

Conclusion


Palmarosa essential oil is derived from a grass that smells similar to rose oil. It is commonly used as a substitute for rose oil because of its lesser cost. It should always be diluted in water or a carrier oil, usually one to two drops per ounce of carrier oil, such as avocado- or coconut oil. You can mix essential oils based on aromatic profiles or combining certain health benefits. 

 

Use this essential oil topically or through inhalation. When used topically, this essential oil can reverse the signs of aging and treat skin conditions, including psoriasis, eczema or abrasions. It is a great fever reducer when inhaled due to its antiseptic, antiviral, and antibacterial properties. It is used both commercially, in the cosmetology and food and beverage business, and at home. Remember, while palmarosa oil is safe, consult a doctor if you have any questions on how to use it, what to mix it with, or if you experience an allergic reaction. 

 

 

 

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