Palmarosa Oil

Botanical Name
Common Name
Extraction Method
Plant Part Used
Colour & Odour
Blends Well With
Cymbopogon martinii
Cymbopogon martini oil, Indian geranium oil, Turkish geranium oil
Steam Distillation
Grass Blades
A thin, yellow to light brown liquid; It has a sharp, floral note with a hint of rose
Cananga, Geranium, Bergamot, Sandalwood and Cedarwood


Palmarosa is a perennial, sweet scented grass, 1.5-2.5 m in height that grows in the area northeast of Bombay and across the Himalayan Mountains to Nepal and to a lesser extent, Pakistan. It has long slender stems and terminal flowering tops. The grassy leaf from which the essential oil is derived is extremely fragrant and is extensively used in traditional medicines like Ayurveda for its therapeutic properties. Palmarosa is a member of the Lemongrass family, and was known as Indian Geranium Oil. It is still used in blends to extend the more expensive Rose oils.

 Constituents & Specifications

The major constituents include Geraniol (75-85%), Geranyl Acetate, (E,Z)-Farnesol, Linalool, (E)-B-Ocimene, B-Caryophyllene, Geranial
Specific Gravity
Refractive Index
0.878-0.892 @ 25°C
1.4700 - 1.4780 @ 25°C
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Palmarosa Essential Oil is reputed to have many therapeutic properties. The following highlights its many benefits and the kinds of activity it is believed to show:


  • Antifungal: Used to prevent fungal growth; active against fungi.

  • Antiseptic: Preventing the growth of disease-causing microorganisms.

  • Antiviral: Effective against viruses.

  • Bactericidal: Prevents the growth of bacteria.

  • Cicatrizant: Promoting the healing of a wound or the formation of a cicatrix.

  • Cytophylactic: protects cells

  • Digestive: Promotes the digestion of food.

  • Febrifuge: Reduce fever.

  • Hydrating: Combine chemically with water molecules.

  • Nervine: Used to calm the nerves.

  • Skin toner: Cleanse the skin and shrink the appearance of pores, Soothing and a nourishing

 Benefits & Uses


  • This oil reduces any kind of disorder related to anxiety, depression, nervousness and stress. It enables one to fight with problems like sinusitis, restlessness, and any kind of irritability.

  • Palmarosa oil calms the mind, yet has an uplifting effect, while clearing muddled thinking.



  • The oil is used for both dry and oily skin. When applied on dry skin, it helps to hydrate the skin and on oily skin it balances the sebum secretion and reduces oiliness of the skin.

  • The oil tones, revitalises and stimulates cellular regeneration of the skin and thus reduces fine lines and wrinkles.

  • Palmarosa oil is used to fight many problems like acne, pimples, blemishes, boils, and scars on the skin



  • The oil is used in formulations applied topically for alopecia, lumbago, skin diseases, dryness, wrinkles, dermatitis, and stiff joints.

  • It has antiseptic, antifungal, bactericide properties and helps in acne, cuts and wounds similar conditions.

  • Perfumery & Others:

  • It is used extensively as a fragrance component in cosmetics, perfumes, blending tobacco products and especially soaps due to its excellent tenacity

 Packaging Details

Bulk Packaging:
Alumunium Bottles - 5 Litre, 10 Litre, 25 Litre
HDPE Carboy - 5 Litre, 10 Litre, 25 Litre, 210 Litre
G.I.Drums - 25 Litre, 200 Litre
Please note that we accomodate customized pacakaging based on availability.