This is part of an ongoing educational series on essential oils. Today’s topic is all about Palmarosa essential oil. In later parts of this series I will be talking about essential oils you can ingest, lavender oil and much more. I recently talked all about how to use essential oils for skincare and a recent favorite oil of mine Manuka essential oil. Stay tuned for more!
I decided to talk about palmarosa essential oil today, for two reasons. I had never heard of the plant before and because it is an ingredient in one of my favorite essential oil blends- Joy. I use joy daily as part of my “happy” routine. Every morning I use a drop of White Angelica essential oil on my shoulders and a drop of Joy over my heart. I get down in the dumps fairly easily and this blend protects my happiness. I apply this combination again if I have to deal with negative people. I am highly empathetic and the people around me can bring me down easily. I have noticed with just these two oils I am able to stay in a happy, bubbly mood easily. Life changing!
Okay back to Palmarosa– I wanted to do more research since it is in my go to blend Joy and was the only plant on the bottle I had never heard of before. The Latin name for palmarosa is Cymbopogon martinii and it is actually a grass! It comes from the same family at citronella and lemongrass, and it grows in very wet conditions. It’s smell is similar of that to roses with a little citrus thrown in. Some describe it as a lemon rose, and the smell is absolutely divine!
After having done more research on Palmarosa essential oil I see why it is included in the Joy blend. You know those days that just feel dreary? You can feel the darkness creeping into your mind and soul? Palmarosa is the sunshine you need on those days. It is uplifting, not in a way that gives you more energy, but in a way that clears the darkness from your mind and allows you to be happy! It is very balancing to your mind and drives out negative emotions. If the darkness crawls into your soul and causes disruption in your sleep you can balance your emotions with Palmarosa. It helps you feel like yourself.
Palmarosa Essential Oil Blends Well With:
Palmarosa essential oil for skin
- Hydrates skin
- Rejuvenates the skin
- Balances skin
- Supports youthful skin!!!
How to Use Palmarosa Essential Oil
- For stressful times and nervous energy apply 1-2 drops of oil mixed with jojoba oil for a neck, shoulder and temple massage. The feeling of wellbeing will drift over you.
- Gently massage your face and body with 2 or more drops of Palmarosa and carrier oil to balance skin and protect it.
- Apply a drop to the bottom of each foot to enjoy the outdoors annoyance free in the summer time. Purification also can be used.
- Diffuse Palmarosa each night for deep sleep. Diffuse during the day to promote positive feelings and unstressed thinking.
- Palmarosa is especially good for aging skin or dry skin. Add to 2 drops to your usual moisturizer.
- For deep relaxation add 3 drops to a cup of epsom salts and mix into a hot bath.
- I keep Palmarosa in my emergency kit as well because it has some many other uses.
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I hope this has been a helpful explanation of Palmarosa essential oil. I believe it will quickly become a favorite to all who try it!
P.S. Want to learn about essential oils and skincare? Check this post out!
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