Palmarosa is good for all skin types because it is a cellular stimulator and supports all cell regulation. It`s highly antiseptic, calming, uplifting, and antidepressive. It can be a stimulant to the endocrine system and to lymphatic drainage. Some people love the odor, and find it quite sedating. Its preferable when it`s fresh, because after one year it becomes quite strong. To use it then one must mix it with other sweet oils.
Origin of Palmarosa
It is a wild growing, herbaceous green and straw-colored grass, with long slender stems, terminal flowering tops and fragrant grassy leaves. It is harvested before the flowers appear and the highest yield is obtained when the grass is fully dried - about one week after it has been cut.
Properties of Palmarosa oil
Palmarosa cats as antiseptic, cell regenerator, stimulant, moisturizer and aphrodisiac. It has very cooling and moisturizing characteristics. Palmarosa is used widely in Ayurvedic skin care.
Most common Uses
· Palmarosa oil calms the mind, yet has an uplifting effect, while clearing muddled thinking.
· It is used to counter physical and nervous exhaustion, stress-related problems and nervousness.
· It is effective in relieving sore, stiff muscles.
· Palmarosa oil moisturizes the skin, while balancing the hydration levels and stimulating cell regeneration.
Mixes well with: rose, geranium, frankincense, jasmine, myrrh, lemon, chamomiles, rosewood and all citrus oil.