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