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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Palmarosa

Palmarosa

Latin Name:
Cymbopogon martinii

Plant Family: Poaceae (grass family)

Actions: antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, bactericide, digestive, febrifuge, stimulant, tonic


Palmarosa essential oil has a sweet, floral aroma similar to a mix of rose and geranium.



What's the deal with Palmarosa?

  • Palmarosa is valuable in skin care. It hydrates, rejuvenates, and promotes cellular regeneration.
  • Because of its antiseptic properties it is beneficial for acne, dermatitits, and other skin conditions.
  • Palmarosa activates a sluggish digestion and increases your appetite.
  • With its bactericidal properties, palmarosa prevents and treats intestinal infections.
  • Add to a massage blend for alleviating anxiety and nervous exhaustion. It also relieves stiff, sore muscles.

The invigorating scent of palmarosa uplifts the spirit, calms the mind, and clears muddled thinking.
Palmarosa essential oil is also great for purification.
It washes away abuse, guilt, shame, and old, stale emotions.


Palmarosa essential oil blends well with bergamot, cedarwood, geranium, rosemary, sandalwood, and ylang ylang.



Looking for a way to rejuvenate your skin?

Try out this recipe.

Skin Rejuvenator Recipe

6 drops palmarosa essential oil
3 drops rose essential oil
3 drops frankincense essential oil
5 drops evening primrose
3 teaspoons apricot kernel oil



Shake it up and massage into the face in the evening.

Recipe taken from "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Healing Remedies" by C. Norman Shealy MD, PhD


Peace, Inspiration, & Love,
~Amy
The Spirit Dancer