|Botanical Name||Cympopogan Martini Var Sofia|
|Common Name||Palmrosa Oil|
|Country of Origin||India, Brazil, Madagascar|
|Solubility||Insoluble in water|
|Specific Gravity||0.91020 @ 20 °C|
|Refrective Index||1.4889 @ 20 °C|
|Bland With||This oil blends well with Cananga, Geranium, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Cedarwood and other essential oils that are floral in nature.|
|Flash Point||75 °C|
|Extraction Method||Steam Distilled|
This essential oil is extracted from the ginger grass and finds usage in aroma therapy. Ginger grass is a perennial growing herbaceous plant having long slender stems with terminal flowering tops. The grass is the source of oil and is very fragrant. Traditionally it is believed that a healthy digestive system can be achieved with the use of Palmarosa oil. This oil stimulates the secretion of digestive juices into the stomach, promoting digestion. It also aids in the absorption of nutrients from food. Palmarosa oil is well-known for its hydrating properties and is popular for its wide range of applications since good olden times.
The distillation of Ginger Grass began in the eighteenth century. Cymbopogon martini is an evergreen, tufted, aromatic grass with numerous erect culms arising from a short, stout, woody rhizome. The stems are up to 3 metres tall. The plant has been gathered from the wild since antiquity, and this method still produces an important portion of the essential oil. However, the plant has also been cultivated since the beginning of the 20th Century and is now grown in several areas of the tropics. Palmarosa oil has gradually lost importance in the world market, being replaced by low-cost synthetic or natural geraniol. The natural oil is still preferred in high quality perfumes, however, especially in the Middle East.
Color : Yellow to light brown liquid with a sharp, green scent with pepper and lemon undertones odor,
Aroma : Sharp, green scent with pepper and lemon undertones
It mainly consists of geraniol, farnesol, geranyl acetate, methylheptenone, citronellol, citral, dipentene and limonene.
This ginger grass essential oil is used for aromatherapy purposes that include improvement of circulation and blood flow, calming and reduction of stress, as well as the opening of sinus passages. Palmarosa helps the body retain moisture, keeping the skin soft, moist and youthful. It can also relieve inflammation and symptoms of dehydration on the surface of skin, as well as in tissues under the skin layers. Offering cell renewal benefits, palmarosa essential oil nourishes and restores skin health and harmony. It is also known for its ability to rejuvenate tired, sore feet, so it makes a great foot soak. Palmarosa oil can also serve as an antiviral agent, especially when blended with other virus-fighting oils like anise star oil or ravensara oil. Palmarosa contains natural antiseptic properties. It can also heal broken capillaries, wrinkles and minor sun exposure related skin damages. The oil can also protect wounds from infection with its function as an antiseptic. When taken internally, palmarosa oil can suppress bacterial growth in your urinary tract. It can assist in preventing inflammation and quelling dehydration. It also balances the sebum or oil production of your skin, aids in the healing of cuts and bruises, and helps remedy acne breakouts. It regulates skin moisture and oil production and is therefore useful for both dry and oily skin. Palmarosa oil's health benefits are also often attributed to its antiseptic and antimicrobial properties.