Palmarosa essential oil, antibacterial and anti-infective
Palmarosa essential oil, with the sweet scent of rose, has many properties. It is an antibacterial, an anti-infective, an antiparasitic. We discover its benefits and its different uses.
What is palmarosa essential oil?
Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii) is also called Indian geranium. It is an herb that grows in Madagascar, Guatemala, India, Vietnam, Nepal, and the Caribbean.
The distilled herb produces an essential oil that is pale yellow in color and has a characteristic geranium odor as it contains 73% geraniol. That is why it is widely used in cosmetology.
What are the benefits and properties of palmarosa essential oil?
The spectrum of use of palmarosa essential oil is wide:
It is antibacterial, and is used in cases of cystitis, urethritis, vaginitis.
It is anti-infective and plays a role in sinusitis, otitis, bronchitis.
It works against skin disorders because it restores elasticity to the skin and is an antioxidant. Therefore, it can be used to fight against wrinkles, but also against bacterial dermatitis, acne, perspiration.
It is analgesic, especially in case of breast pain in the context of premenstrual syndrome.
It is antiparasitic and fights pests such as fleas, ticks, mites.
It allows lymph node drainage and acts on cellulite but also as a trigger for labor.
It is anti-inflammatory and reduces the red area around a complex or even super infected wound.
Indications of the essential oil of palmarosa:
Palmarosa essential oil in massage
Against smelly perspiration: mix 1 aloe vera hazelnut + 2 drops of palmarosa essential oil. Massage the armpits with this mixture that protects against bad odors for 24 hours.
Against acne: mix 1.5 ml (30 drops) of palmarosa essential oil + 2.5 ml (50 drops) of tea tree + 1 ml (20 drops) of fine lavender + 50 ml of liquid jojoba wax. Apply 2 to 5 drops of this mixture twice a day on the face and, in particular, on acne pimples.
Against respiratory infections: diluted 10% in vegetable oil, rub the thorax and neck with this mixture twice a day.
Against wrinkles: add 1 drop of palmarosa essential oil to the day cream and apply daily.
To induce labor: in a 10% dilution in vegetable oil, massage the tailbone on the day of delivery, favors the opening of the pelvis because it is uterine-tonic.
Against cellulite: diluted 10% in vegetable oil, massage the affected areas.
Against excess sebum: add a drop of palmarosa essential oil to a shampoo ball and wash your hair.
Palmarosa essential oil diffusion
To disinfect a room: Add 2 to 3 drops of palmarosa essential oil to the vacuum bag.
To clean your cupboards: place 1 drop of palmarosa essential oil on a sprig of thyme, in cupboards, cupboards, dresser drawers.
To disinfect clothes: add 1 drop of essential oil to the washing machine.
To clean the dogs basket: add a few drops of palmarosa essential oil to a spray with water and mist the dogs basket with it.
To relax: place 1 drop of essential oil in the palms of your hands, cup it and breathe. Palmarosa essential oil can be applied to the skin.
Another possibility to relax: make the following relaxing mixture to place in a diffuser: 2 ml (40 drops) of rosewood essential oil + 1.5 ml (30 drops) of palmarosa essential oil + 1.5 ml (30 drops) of bourbon rose geranium.
Internally only with a prescription
Contraindications and dangers of palmarosa essential oil
Palmarosa essential oil is prohibited for pregnant women due to its utero-tonic properties.
It is also prohibited for women who have had hormone-dependent problems such as breast cancer.
It should be tested in people with atopic skin before use.
It is contraindicated for people allergic to geraniol.