When you smell Palmarosa Essential Oil it has a beautiful, fresh, herbal-rose scent. My mind immediately escapes to walking through the fields in summer with the scent of wild roses drifting on warm breezes. During these winter months that mental experience alone is reason enough to keep Palmarosa Essential Oil on hand. Couple that mental escape with its antimicrobial properties and you have a winter winner!
In so many ways the fragrance of Palmarosa Essential Oil is a scent of wonderful contradictions. You know, it seems to be one thing yet it’s really something else. Here are three examples for you.
Wonderful Contradiction #1 – It’s so Rosy
This beautiful oil with its scent of fresh, herbal-rose flowers doesn’t come from roses. It doesn’t even come from a flower. The herbal-rose scent of Palmarosa Essential Oil comes from a grass. The botanical name of this grass is Cymbopogon martinii.
Wonderful Contradiction #2 – It’s Just Smells Pretty
Yes, Palmarosa is a very pretty scent but its virtues are more than scent deep. This essential oil has great antimicrobial properties as both a liquid and a vapor. This makes it an excellent essential oil for diffusing and for adding to your favorite natural cleaning products. During Sniffle Season we need all the help we can get to fight the wee beasties that are trying to make us sick.
In the journal article below the abstract states, …The effectiveness of compounds as antibacterial agents was demonstrated, highlighting the damage caused to strains (of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria) by C. martinii EO and geraniol vapors through transmission electron microscopy, and it was observed that geraniol was probably responsible for the antibacterial effect of C. martinii EO… To read the entire study, go to the journal article for yourself.
Murbach Teles Andrade, Bruna Fernanda, Nunes Barbosa, Lidiane Bérgamo Alves, Fernanda Cristina Albano, Mariana Mores Rall, Vera Lúcia Sforcin, José Maurício Fernandes, Ana Angélica Henrique Fernandes Júnior, Ary. The antibacterial effects of Melaleuca alternifolia, Pelargonium graveolensand Cymbopogon martinii essential oils and major compounds on liquid and vapor phase. Crossref DOI link: https://doi.org/10.1080/10412905.2015.1099571. Published: 2016-05-03. Update policy: https://doi.org/10.1080/tandf_crossmark_01
Wonderful Contradiction #3 – Flower Smells Are Just For Women
Well, that’s not entirely true. Floral scents tend to be closely tied to happy memories of summer. It doesn’t matter if you’re a man or woman. We can all use happy, warm memories this time of year. That only adds to the list of reasons why you should add some Palmarosa Essential Oil to your diffuser and natural cleaning products to help fight the wee beasties. If you’re not ready to try this full-on floral scent alone, why not blend it with other essential oils known to also pack a punch against microbes. Here’s a recipe to get you started.
Sniffle Season Blend #1702
1. In a small, dark, glass container with tight fitting cap combine the following.
- 3 parts Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii) Essential Oil
- 3 parts Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea) Essential Oil
- 2 parts Tangerine (Citrus reticulata) Essential Oil
- 1 part Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) Essential Oil
2. Gently swirl until fully blended.
3. Let sit in cool, dark place for 24 hours.
This blend is great for diffusing or in your natural cleaning products.
What are your favorite ways to use Palmarosa Essential Oil? What is your favorite Palmarosa Essential Oil combination? If you’d like to share, we’d love to hear about them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you want to try Palmarosa Essential Oil? Now is the perfect time. It is on sale, 25% off, until Friday 2/3/2017. The sale ends at midnight CST so don’t delay.
Here’s to your health and happiness!