A close relative of Lemongrass, Palmarosa is another sweet smelling member of a family of fragrant grasses native to India. Its scent is reminiscent of Geranium and Rose, a fact that was not lost on crafty and devious oil sellers looking for an opportunity to increase their profits. Its old name 'Turkey Rose oil', serves as reminder of the once common, though unethical practice of cutting expensive oils (such as true Rose) with cheap ones such as Palmarosa. Nowadays controls are tighter and people have gained an appreciation for Palmorosa's own virtues, particularly in the field of cosmetics and as a flavouring agent. It is traditional in Ayurveda and Unani medicine and is becoming more and more popular in aromatherapy as well.
Traditional Palmarosa is used to treat digestive troubles such as gastroenteritis, sluggish digestion and constipation. It lowers fever and is pleasantly refreshing. In aromatherapy skin care it can be used for dry skin and makes an excellent additive for a night cream. It is tissue regenerative and can be added to skin toning lotions, or to treat dermatitis and acne. It is also relaxing and refreshing, qualities that are very useful in treating nervous exhaustion and stress related conditions.
Palmarosa can be used in love spells and amulets. It helps in matters of the heart - to find a lover or heal the scars of hurt emotions. It can help overcoming negative emotions and attachments that prevent one from moving on.
A sweet, fresh, rosy flowery scent reminiscent of Geranium. Blends well with Fennel, Lavender, Lemon, Orange, Bergamot, Amyris, Ambrette seed, Patchouli, Vetivert, Rose, Geranium, Oakmoss and Mandarin.