Palmarosa essential oil, distilled since the 18th century, is a wild herbaceous plant with long slender stems, fragrant grassy leaves, and flowers in terminal clusters. Under the name of “Indian geranium” or “Turkish geranium,” it shipped from Bombay to Constantinople and Bulgaria, where it was used to adulterate rose oil.
The healing benefits of this cooling oil are numerous. The lemony, rose-like aroma is similar to rose essential oil in that it centers the heart and mind, yet it vibrates like lemon essential oil and clears away oppression. The long stem of this aromatic grass imparts a sense of both movement and grounding, making it well-suited to individuals who suffer from nervousness and insecurity and those who struggle with change and the frequent absence of an intimate loved one.
This lovely cooling and calming blend is perfect to apply to your neck, wrists, and heart center. Enjoy!
Palmarosa Calming Aroma
5 drops palmarosa essential oil (Cymbopogon martinii)
5 drops sandalwood essential oil (Santalum album)
2 drops rose geranium essential oil (Pelargonium graveolens)
2 drops rose absolute essential oil (Rosa damascena
2 drops patchouli essential oil (Pogostemon cablin)
- Add the essential oils to one ounce of jojoba oil, coconut oil, your favorite unscented body lotion, or rose hydrosol, the beautiful aromatic water by-product of rose essential oil distillation.
- Shake the bottle until blended well.
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On an emotional level, Palmarosa essential oil encourages both adaptability and security, making it suited to individuals with a tendency toward jealousy, possessiveness, and clinginess.
I recommend PET plastic with a flip top for travel or if you plan to keep the formula in your purse.