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Palmarosa Essential Oil – Healthy Remedies


Palmarosa essential oil is a natural dry skin remedy that helps to regenerate skin. Include in your home remedies for eczema and psoriasis. Also use for dog skin disorders, horse skin fungus and dermatitis.

This oil is best used for skin conditions because of its ability to hydrate and also to combat bacterial and fungal infection. Therefore it can be effective in dealing with skin boils, infections and abscesses. Because it is gentle it also can be used for a variety of horse and dog skin conditions. I definitely like to use it in a blend for horse scratches for all those reasons!

It is less known for its nervous and cardiovascular properties but this oil can support and help to stabilize these systems. Emotionally its rose like scent calms restlessness and anxiety; tension and exhaustion.

What is the Genus Species? Cymbopogon martinii. Commonly referred to as Indian Geranium or Rosha.

Why is this information important? It’s always important to know your genus species of your oil. Just the common name on the bottle doesn’t really tell you exactly what you’re getting.

What Part of the Plant is Used? Leaves

What is the ORAC Value? 127,800 µTE/100g

Why know about this number? ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It tells you the antioxidant capacity of a food item. Antioxidants have shown to reduce the risk of age related conditions and cancer! This was developed by the USDA researchers. For instance: Oranges = 750; Clove = 1,078,700. Wow! The number for clove is NOT a typo!

Most Interesting Historical Reference?

Did you know that the Turks used Palmarosa to adulterate the more expensive Rose Otto Oil? Yes, sometimes they even sold it as Rose Oil! And sometimes some companies, still try to do it today!

What are the Plant Properties? Antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, hydrating, stimulant (digestive and circulatory) and tonic.

What are the Documented Uses and Benefits of Palmarosa Essential Oil? Abscesses, acne, boils, Candida, cardiovascular disease, circulation, digestion, dry skin, eczema, fever, fungal infection, infection, nervous system, rashes, scabies, skin problems (stimulates new growth) and wrinkles.

What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? Its sweet and rose-like aroma is very calming yet refreshing.

What is the Spiritual and Emotional Influence? Palmarosa helps to open the heart chakra and connect with mother earth energy which in turn provides us with a sense of security and unconditional love. When we are in the state of fear our heart energy closes and we become shut down.

Palmarosa releases emotions of shut down, resentment and powerless that come from keeping a closed heart or from mother issues. When we embrace the energy of a mother or mother earth we feel protected and nourished from within.

What Chakra is Affected? Heart chakra.

What is the corresponding Chakra Color? Yellow-green

How do I use it?

Use 50:50. Then,

• Apply several drops (2-4) on location

• Apply to chakras/vitaflex points

• Directly inhale

• Diffuse or

• Dietary Supplement.

Can this Oil be used for Pets? Yes excellent for skin conditions.

Because it is gentle it can be used for a variety of dog and horse skin conditions. I definitely like to use it in a blend for horse dermatitis or scratches for all that reason!

Note about Animal Use: Certain oils can be very toxic to cats. Citrus and pine oils in particular when using non therapeutic grade oils. Please consult your vet if you are not sure about applying any essential oil to your pet.

What are the Safety Precautions? First, only use therapeutic grade essential oils for therapeutic results! Palmarosa essential oil is Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS) for internal consumption by the FDA. Although it may be used as a dietary supplement, it is advised not to use it in this manner for children under 6 years of age.

Essential Oil Trivia?

Did you know that Palmarosa is often put in food in India to kill bacterial and aid digestion? Yes they have been doing this for thousands of years!

Did you know that Palmarosa was used as incense by the Ancient Egyptians? Yes, often used in the temples of the initiates.


Make a toe nail fungus home remedy using Palmarosa.

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