Palmarosa essential oil (Cymbopogon martinii)


The essential oil of palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii) has a very floral and pleasant fragrance, which balances our emotions and pushes us to growth and regeneration.

The plant is native of India, Scales, Comoros, Brazil, Indonesia and African countries.

This is again a very versatile essential oil. Usually I don’t talk about contrindications for essential oils because I fear that people who don’t fit into the categories I indicate would use them without consulting first and do more harm than good. But this time I would like to point out that this wonderful essential oil of palmarosa is traditionally used to tone the uterus and cause contractions that trigger delivery. You have understood, if you are pregnant, don’t use it. On the other hand, if you are planning a natural childbirth, it is a beautiful essential oil to consider.


I. Composition of palmarosa essential oil

The essential oil of palmarosa is composed of about 80% geraniol and 2.79% linalool.

There is also about 8.25% geranyl acetate and 2 to 3% geranal.


II. Properties of palmarosa essential oil

Palmarosa essential oil is an antifungal and a very powerful antibacterial.

It also has calming, anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties.


III. Examples of use

Due to its antifungal and antibacterial properties, palarosa essential oil is ideal for urinary and vaginal problems, such as candidiasis or urinary tract infections.

It is also a very effective deodorant, but be careful with its concentration in your products as it is also irritating to the skin.

It is an essential oil that treats acne and eczema very well, and helps to improve the appearance of cellulite.

In terms of mental well-being, it is an effective antidepressant and relaxant.

As indicated in the introduction to this article, palmarosa essential oil is traditionally used to induce childbirth.


Don’t hesitate to let your coment with your questions on this beautiful essential oil.






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