Do not use in: pregnant or breast-feeding women, children under the age of six years, persons allergic to one of the components (aldehydes, geraniol, limonene, linalool), subjects with asthma without the advice of an allergologist before the first use.
Using your fingertips, simply apply a few drops of essential oil of palmarosa to the soles of the feet and armpits, or to any other concerned area.
2 drops of essential oil of palmarosa for 10 drops of hazelnut plant oil. Massage the lower back with a few drops of essential oil of palmarosa, either pure or diluted in carrier oil. Diffuse a few drops of essential oil of palmarosa into the ambient air using a diffuser.
CULTIVATION AND PRODUCTION
EXTRACTION AND YIELD
Relatively uncommon until recently in Western phytotherapy, even though it unquestionably belongs to the healing plant category, palmarosa was long used virtually exclusively for fraudulent reasons. Indeed, its essential oil was sent over land to Western Europe from Bombay. On passing through Bulgaria, thanks to its soft and fine odour, similar to that of the queen of flowers, it was used to cut, and hence to counterfeit the local production of essential oil of roses (Rosa damascena), also called "Bulgarian roses", by introducing a much less expensive element. Times have fortunately changed, even though a few unscrupulous suppliers here and there are tempted by the substitution. We must therefore remain vigilant! For thousands of years, palmarosa has played an important role in Indian traditional medicine (Ayurveda), in which it is appreciated for its tonic and healing virtues.
The properties, benefits and method of use are given for information; they cannot in any case constitute or replace medical information that only health professionals can provide. For any use of essential oils for therapeutic purposes, please consult your GP or pharmacist.