Suggested Uses for Palmarosa Essential Oil

Native to India, palmarosa oil has a rose-like scent, which makes it a popular ingredient in soaps, perfumes, and cosmetics. Palmarosa oil also has a variety of therapeutic uses, and is especially beneficial in skin care because of its moisturizing properties. It stimulates cell regeneration and regulates sebum production, giving it age-defying properties. Additionally, palmarosa oil is great for the digestive system, and was added to Indian curry dishes and West African meat dishes to kill bacteria and aid digestion. Aromatherapists love palmarosa for its skin conditioning properties, and its calming, floral scent.

Therapeutic uses:

Acne, colds and flu, cuts, eczema, fatigue, fever, fungal infections (like athlete’s foot), intestinal infections, nervousness, physical exhaustion, scars, stress and stress-related conditions, tissue regeneration and wounds.

Essential Oil Applications:

For acne, eczema, and fungal infections, mix 2-3 drops in 1 ounce of carrier oil. Use a cotton ball and swab on affected area. Can also be used neat. (Essential oils are highly concentrated plant oils. Read and follow instructions for use carefully.)

To ease the discomfort of colds and flu, use 2-3 drops in a diffuser.

To accelerate healing of cuts and wounds, place 2-3 drops on a wet cotton ball and dab gently on affected area. This method will also help alleviate scarring.

For fatigue, nervousness, physical exhaustion, stress and stress-related conditions, use 2-3 drops in a diffuser. Can also use 8-10 drops in a bath or 2-3 drops in 1 ounce of carrier oil and massage into body.

To cool a fever, use 2-3 drops in a cold compress. Can also use 8-10 drops in bath.

For intestinal infections, use 3-5 drops in a steam inhalation.

To stimulate sebum production in dry or mature skin, use 2-3 drops in a carrier oil, and dab gently on skin. Can also be used neat. (Essential oils are highly concentrated plant oils. Read and follow instructions for use carefully.)

Mixes Well With:

Bergamot, cedarwood, clary sage, clove, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon, myrrh, orange, patchouli, roserosemary, sandalwood, tangerine, thyme and ylang ylang.

Extraction Method:

Steam or water distillation.

Parts Used:

Fresh or dried grass.

Safety Information:

No known contraindications, however it’s always best to use a patch test before using on skin.

More Info:

The Power of Aromatherapy
Getting Started with Aromatherapy
The Choosing, Blending and the Caring of Your Essential Oils

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