How to Use Palmarosa Essential Oil

Physical benefits of palmarosa essential oil

Palmarosa essential oil belongs to the same Indian grass family of essential oils as lemongrass, citronella, and vetiver, all of which contain potent antimicrobial properties. Palmarosa is sometimes referred to as Turkish rose because of the floral aroma and beneficial properties to the skin are a milder counterpart to the traditional, and much more expensive rose essential oil.

Palmarosa is one of the most beneficial oils to soothe damaged and dry skin while balancing the skin tone. Palmarosa oil supports healthy skin and intestinal flora, aiding in digestion and promoting beauty from the inside out. In addition to benefiting aging skin and balancing the complexion, studies have shown this oil can address skin fungal and bacterial overgrowth. Adding a few drops of this oil to an organic moisturizer or body lotion is an easy way to enhance your skincare routine.*

The Indian grass family of essential oils is the strongest in supporting your healthy bacterial flora that makes up the majority of the immune system in the body. The nutrients in these oils are similar to pre-biotics that help your feed your healthy flora in the colon. Palmarosa is gentle on the skin and well tolerated with long-term use. Diluting this essential oil with an organic lotion and applying to the lower abdomen or applying a few drops undiluted to the soles of the feet a few times a week will support your skin and your immune system.*

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Emotional benefits of palmarosa essential oil

Palmarosa essential oil encourages self-love and self-acceptance, which are foundational pieces for a healthy self-image and strong relationship with the self. These pieces are necessary for creating healthy intimate relationships with others. Adding a few drops of palmarosa oil to an organic body lotion can help attract both loving relationships and helpful people.*


*Statements in this paragraph have not been evaluated by the FDA.

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Palmarosa essential oil research articles:

A study shows that commercial essential oils are potent antimicrobials to treat skin diseases 

Orchard A, van Vuuren S. Commercial Essential Oils as Potential Antimicrobials to Treat Skin Diseases. Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine : eCAM. 2017;2017:4517971. doi:10.1155/2017/4517971.


A study demonstrates the antifungal activity of palmarosa, cinnamon and clove essential oil against B. cinerea

L. Wilson, J. M. Solar, A. El Ghaouth, and M. E. Wisniewski. Rapid Evaluation of Plant Extracts and Essential Oils for Antifungal Activity Against Botrytis cinereal. Plant Disease 1997 81:2, 204-210.  Accessed on 6/30/2018


The research concludes that the neuroprotective effect of palmarosa essential oil against global cerebral I/R-induced oxidative stress in rats, suggests a therapeutic potential in cerebrovascular diseases (CVD) including stroke

Buch P, Patel V, Ranpariya V, Sheth N, Parmar S. Neuroprotective activity of Cymbopogon martinii against cerebral ischemia/reperfusion-induced oxidative stress in rats. J Ethnopharmacol. 2012 Jun 26;142(1):35-40. PubMed PMID: 22855942


A study finds that palmarosa essential oil is an agent against both gram negative and gram positive bacteria

Lodhia MH, Bhatt KR, Thaker VS. Antibacterial Activity of Essential Oils from Palmarosa, Evening Primrose, Lavender and Tuberose. Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2009;71(2):134-136. doi:10.4103/0250-474X.54278.