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Palmarosa Essential Oil

Palmarosa Essential Oil

Palmarosa essential oil is derived from the Cymbopogon martinii plant, which is a species of grass native to India and other parts of Southeast Asia. Known for its sweet, floral, and slightly rose-like scent, palmarosa oil offers a variety of therapeutic benefits and is widely used in aromatherapy, skincare, and traditional medicine. Here are some key properties and benefits of palmarosa essential oil:

Key Properties and Benefits:

  • Aromatherapy:

    • Relaxation and Stress Relief: Palmarosa oil has calming properties that can help reduce stress, anxiety, and tension.
    • Mood Enhancement: Its uplifting aroma can improve mood and promote emotional balance.
  • Description

    It Is Fresh, floral, sweet, somewhat similar to geranium oil.The oil is extensively used as a substitute for attar of rose and as a base for perfumes and cosmetics. As a soap perfume, it is used for imparting a pronounced and lasting rose note. 
    The reason behind this practice is that Geraniol is found in rose oil too.

    In medicine, it is used as a remedy for Lumbago, stiff joints and, in skin diseases. It is said to be a cure for baldness. If taken internally in small doses, it serves as a remedy for bilious complaints.
    Palmarosa oil may be useful in skin care preparations for dry or mature skin. May also be useful in alleviating stress and fatigue. Used extensively as a fragrance component in cosmetics, perfumes and especially soaps due to excellent tenacity. 

    Aroma therapists recommend it as an oil to diffuse during flu epidemics. Its action against viral illnesses and against bacteria, together with its pleasant smell make it a great oil to use to disinfect a room. 

    Palmarosa oil blends well with cananga, geranium, oak moss, rosewood, amyris, sandalwood, guaiacwood, cedarwood and floral oils. Palmarosa essential oil is obtained from a wild grass native to India, this oil has a sweet floral fragrance. 
    Palmarosa is a valuable antiseptic essential oil that suits all skin types. Soothing and stimulating, palmarosa is also uplifting to the emotions, and may be used in a room burner for its antiviral properties. 

    The main chemical components of Palmarosa oil are: Geraniol, Citronellol, Farnesol, Citral, Citronellal, Geranyl Acetate, Dipentene and Limonene.

    It is also Consumer Industries to Manufacture of bathing soaps and shampoos, pain balms, flavors esp. tobacco, perfumery esp. rose, deodorants, scents, sprays, polishes, hair tonics, etc muscle toning lotions and balms

    Uses :- in Food, Flavour, Cosmetic, Pharmaceuticals, Tobacco and Perfume Indusrties.


    Physico Chemical Properties


    Specification Limit
    Botanical Name Cymbopogon martini
    Physical Appearance Light yellow to yellow
    Odour/Flavour Rosaceous with a characteristic grassy background
    Geraniol Contnets Min. 80%
    Specific Gravity 0.870 to 0.890
    Refractive Index 1.4690 to 1.4735
    Acidity/Alkalinity Neutral to Litmus
    Storage Keep in cool place
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