Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii Stapf. Var. Motia)
Palmarosa Essential Oil Information
Common Name: Palmarosa
Latin Name: Cymbopogon martinii Stapf. Var. Motia
Plant part: Grass
Distillation Method: Steam (This oil is produced using the partially dried grass tops.)
Distillation Date: October 2015
Shelf Life: About 4-5 years
Country of Origin: Nepal, Wild crafted.
About the distiller: The distiller I work with has worked to form a small network of cooperatives employing local villagers all over the area so they can share the work of cultivating and harvesting the plants, depending on the season. This allows for more plants to be cared for, more harvesting to be done, and more essential oil to be produced. This in turn then makes it possible for the people to sell more products and raise the villagers and their villages economic status.
PalmO15 Oct 2015
Aroma: Sweet citrus top notes open to a light and fresh rosy aroma that finishes with a hint of grassy notes.
Personal notes: I just love this essential oil! It is a fantastic oil for supporting emotional and hormonal balance. It is also very supportive to our body's immune system. This is a unique essential oil that is very high in geraniol (80.9% content). Geraniol has been found to be very helpful in supporting healing during fungal, bacterial, and other infectious concerns.
Safety Data: This is essential oil is considered non-toxic and generally safe if used properly. Always dilute and perform a patch test.
Usage ideas: Create your own topical application for minor scrapes and bumps.
- 5 drops of Palmarosa
- 4 drops of Myrrh
- 5 drops of Helichrysum
- 1 ounce of Tamanu oil
Emotional/Energetic Qualities: Stabilizes the heart, opens the breath, calms the mind, reduces anxiety and restlessness, supports a sense of adaptability, calms jealous and possessive feelings.
Recommended applications: Diffuse, topical application using safe dilution ratios, steam inhalation, inhaler.
- There is a recommended maximal topical application of 6.5% daily.
- This essential oil can interact with drugs that are metabolized by inhibiting the enzyme CYP2B6.
- Palmarosa carries a low risk for skin sensitization.
- Do not place on broken skin.
California Prop 65 Statement: This product contains essential oil constituents on the CA Prop 65 list of toxic chemicals. This product conforms to the reporting requirements of California Proposition 65 (Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986). We are conforming to the regulation by reporting the existence, or lack thereof, of ingredients deemed reportable by the above mentioned regulations via a Safety Data Sheet (SDS), in Section 15 "Regulatory Information." Ingredients from Natural Food Sources (NFS) are exempt from reporting in accordance with Title 27, § 25501(a).