A colourless to pale yellow, volatile oil obtained by steam distillation of the herb.
Cymbopogon martini Oil
According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing), the functions of Palmarosa Essential Oil are:
Masking, Skin Conditioning, Tonic
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Excellent skin care properties, as it moisturises the skin and balances hydration levels in the skin. Works well in serums, gels, creams and toners.
It balances sebum production so useful for dry and oily skin in serums, creams and lotions.
Keeps the skin supple and flexible.
Excellent for acne prone skin as it is a cellular regenerator and is very regenerative for old acne scars.
Antiseptic and antifungal so it is an obvious choice for foot creams for athlete’s foot.
A useful addition to any shampoo for scalp irritations like dermatitis.
Relieves stiff and sore muscles and calms nervous exhaustion so an ideal choice for massage lotions and oil blends.
Blend with Fragonia and Peppermint in a foot cream.
Blend with Helichrysum for conditioners and hair packs for irritated scalps.
Combine with Plai for post viral massage and sports massage.
With Shea Butter Oil and Rosehip Oil for improving scars from acne pits.
With Lavender and Roman Chamomile in bath melts and bath bombs for extremely relaxing baths.
Traditional Aromatherapy Uses
Traditionally used by qualified aromatherapists as an uplifting oil that calms the mind and clears confusion. It gives clarity where there are muddled thought processes.
Use to restore the body and mind from physical and emotional exhaustion. Ideal for convalescence.
It soothes the digestive system especially if it has been affected by nervous tension as well as being active in clearing intestinal infections.
A great choice for anorexia.
Very useful for people with OCD who present with insecurity around change in their environments. It engenders security and a more flexible comfort zone within relationships as well.
Used for centuries in traditional Ayurvedic and Chinese Medicine to strengthen the Yin energy and for it’s calming and relaxing benefits.
Apart from its obvious use in perfumery and soap making because of it aroma likeness to rose, it is used in flavouring tobacco as well.