Latin Name: Cymbopogon martinii
Plant Family: Graminaceae
Extraction: Distillation of the leaves
Palmarosa is a lovely light floral aromatic oil that revives and uplifts. Palmarosa helps to maintain a youthful appearance, is replenishing and nourishing.
This is a wild-growing herbaceous plant with long slender stems and flowering tops. The grassy leaves are very fragrant. It is part of the same family as Lemongrass and Citronella and also closely related to Gingergrass, which is considered to be an inferior oil but in many places, the two types of grass are distilled together. Used widely as a fragrance component in, cosmetics, perfumes and soaps due to its excellent tenacity. Native to India and Pakistan but now grows in many places around the world.