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Palmarosa - Cymobopogon martini- India

Family: Poacées

Origin: India

Extraction: Steam distilled from grass blades

Volatility: Middle note

Colour: Clear to pale yellow

Aroma: Fresh, soft, floral


Noted Constituents

Alcohols: Geraniol (80 %), linalool, farnesol

Terpene ester: geranyl acetate


Cautions / Safety Data

Do not use on the skin full strength. Always dilute in appropriate carriers before use.  Not for internal use.  If pregnant or suffering from serious medical conditions, consult a qualified health professional, experienced in the use of essential oils.


Useful Information

Is considered by many to be useful warding off insects. . The aroma is reminiscent of geranium, rose, and lemon balm all rolled into one. This oil is so cool you should be wearing shades to use it. Contains an abundance of soothing alcohols including geraniol, linalool and farnesol.


Suggested Recipe

Refreshing Body Cream or Lotion
150 gm Cream or lotion (natural plant based where possible)
10 drops Palmarosa
5 drops Frankincense serrata essential oil
10 drops Petitgrain essential oil
10 ml Aloe extract
20 ml Green tea Extract
20 ml Witch Hazel


Step 1 – In a glass or metal bowl, add the 150 gm of cream or lotion. In following order add all other ingredients and essential oils. Stir thoroughly.
Step 2 – Add all other ingredients and mix in thoroughly. Scoop into a suitable clean container. Makes approximately 200 g.



Essential oils are not meant to be a replacement for traditional medical treatment of diseases and conditions. When in doubt, please consult a physician.


Image credit: Photo of Palmarosa grass by Agasthiar1. Licensed under CC Attribution Share-Alike International 4.0. This image has been remixed/edited.

Additional information

Weight N/A

100 ml, 15 ml, 5 ml


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