Palmarosa (India) Essential Oil

Botanical Name:
Cymbopogon martinii
Country of Origin:
Plant Part:
Whole Plant
Distillation Method:
Certified Organic
Overall Profile
Primary Constituents
geranyl acetate
beta caryophyllene
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Wholesale Certified Organic Palmarosa Essential Oil

100% pure Palmarosa essential oil steam distilled steam distilled from Certified Organic Palmarosa grass leaves grown in India. This is a very nice oil with a fine aroma – excellent for all aromatherapy and skin care uses. Our Palmarosa Oil is available from sample size up to 1 kg or more and is of the highest therapeutic quality.


Native to the Indian subcontinent, Palmarosa is a wild herbaceous plant, growing to a height of nine feet (three meters). Long, slender stems, fragrant grassy leaves, and flowers in clusters define Palmarosa as a member of the Cymbopogon (formerly Andropogon) genus of aromatic tropical grasses that include Lemongrass and Citronella.


This pale yellow to olive colored liquid is steam distilled leaves of Certified Organic Palmarosa plants grown in Nepal.

Aromatherapy Notes

This Palmarosa has a light, citrus and grassy top note, a sweet, heavily floral, rose-like middle note and tropical, banana-ester and wooded undertones. It blends well with Basil, Fennel, Geranium, Lemongrass, Myrtle, Pine, Thyme, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, and almost all floral oils.

Traditional Uses

Also known as rosha, Palmarosa has been distilled since the 18th century. Featured in the Indian Materia Medica, Palmarosa essential oil and the dried herb are both used in Ayurvedic medicine. The essential oil is recommended by aromatherapists for neuralgia, lumbago, sciatica, and rheumatic pains. Historically, bruised Palmarosa leaves were used in poultices to relieve pain due to neuralgia, lumbago, sciatica and rheumatic conditions. Salvatore Battaglia cites a study in which Palmarosa was a highly effective repellent of malaria-carrying mosquitos. Palmarosa essential oil may be beneficial for candida, the cardiovascular system, circulation, digestion, infection, nervous system, and rashes. It is valuable for all types of skin problems, as it is thought by aromatherapy professionals to stimulate new cell growth, regulate oil production, moisturize and speeds healing. Palmarosa’s most common application is in the area of skin challenges as well as in general skin care. In TCM, Palmarosa is described as cooling and moistening - clearing heat and strengthening yin energy. Its ability to tonify the yin gives it a superb hydrating property. Palmarosa is helpful for dry, undernourished skin conditions. Palmarosa is cooling and anti-inflammatory making it applicable for wrinkles, dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis. The oil's anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral properties make it valuable in fighting a wide variety of skin infections, including acne, boils, shingles, and mycosis (fungal infections).

Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature

Antibacterial, Antidepressant, Anti-inflammatory, Antiviral, Astringent (mild), Calmative, Cardiotonic, Cellular regenerator, Febrifuge, Neurotonic, Uterine tonic.


  • Settles nervousness, and insecurity
  • Balances restlessness, insomnia, and anxiety
  • Helps navigation through rough transitions or frequent absence of intimate loved ones
  • Quells desperation, jealousy or possessiveness
  • Encourages free-flowing adaptability and a sense of security and trust in the divine flow of life
  • The gentleness of Palmarosa's lemony-rose aroma is dispersing, and gathering
  • As with rose oil, Palmarosa centers, supports, and softens the Heart and Mind (Shen)
  • Similar to lemon essential oil, Palmarosa can assist in clearing away oppression


  • Stimulates new cell growth
  • Regulates oil production
  • Moisturizes and tones
  • Speeds healing
  • Cooling and anti-inflammatory properties make it applicable for wrinkles, dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis
  • Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral properties are useful to combat skin infections including acne, boils, shingles, and mycosis (fungal infections)


  • Aids in combat of Candida
  • When combined with Lavender, Tea Tree, and Geranium essential oils, Palmarosa can assist in clearing cystitis, urethritis, and vaginitis

Circulatory System

  • Stabilizes the Heart and nervous system
  • Calms heart palpations

Application and Use


Palmarosa oil is non-toxic, non-irritating, and non-sensitizing. If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult a physician prior to use.