Five Ways You Can Use Palmarosa Essential Oil

Palmarosa essential oil

When I say “palmarosa” to myself I really wish I had a Spanish accent.  It’s such a romantic sounding name. Being cultivated in India, it’s not a plant or essential oil that people are generally familiar with, which makes me excited to share about it with you today!

Here’s a super quick rundown of Palmarosa Essential Oil which is distilled from palmarosa grass. It has a sweet, rosy-fresh scent with woody and herbaceous notes. It’s calming and great for the skin and immune support (to name a few benefits). Interested? Let’s dive in.

Uses and Benefits 

Airborne Antimicrobial

Palmarosa essential oil

Ever want to sanitize your whole house after a nasty sickness? Diffuse Palmarosa to help disinfect the air. It has antifungal and antibacterial properties so you can take care of your home naturally. Try diffusing 2 drops of Palmarosa Essential Oil with 1 drop Geranium Essential Oil for a calming and floral smelling blend or try our Summer Day Diffuser Blend.

Anti-Inflammatory & CoolingAfter Sun Blend spray

Palmarosa Essential Oil has anti-inflammatory properties. When applied to the skin it creates a cooling sensation. Dilute it in a carrier oil and apply it to aches and pains, arthritic areas, or try it in our After Sun Spray recipe to help ease inflammation and pain associated with sunburn.


Palmarosa essential oil

Diffusing Palmarosa Essential Oil has been shown to create a calming effect, especially with feelings associated with jealousy. It’s used to help calm heart palpitations, insomnia, and reduce anxiety.

Immune Support

Essential oils

Palmarosa helps stimulate your immune system to help you heal from a variety of ailments. Diffuse it to not only clear the air, but boost your own immune system as well! Try it with our Summer Day Diffuser Blend.

Skin Healing

Hibiscus Frozen Facial

Dry skin, swelling, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, skin infections, and fungus are all skin issues that Palmarosa Essential Oil can help with. By balancing skin sebum and stimulating cell regeneration, Palmarosa Essential Oil is great to have on hand for all kinds of skin ailments. Try it in one of the following recipes!

Science and Constituents

Palmarosa Essential Oil’s main chemical component is geraniol. It’s high concentration in this oil not only gives us its rosy aroma, but is how we know it has all the properties listed above. It has anxiety-relieving, antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. It also has neuroprotective qualities making it useful in a holistic approach in preventing and managing disorders affecting the brain such as trauma, stroke, Parkinsons, and Alzheimers.

What I love about this oil

I’m very prone to sunburn, so I love using this oil in caring for my skin after too much time spent in the sun. I’m also a fan of it’s rosy aroma, blending it with Patchouli Essential Oil is so calming!

Palmarosa essential oil uses

 Safety and Disclaimer

Always dilute an essential oil before using it topically. Failing to do so can cause irritation. Check out this handy dilution chart we created for topical use.

Never ingest an essential oil even if it is generally regarded as safe unless under the supervision of a doctor certified in aromatherapy.

Please note: This post is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have extensively used essential oils and has not been verified scientifically with clinical tests nor reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious medical concerns, please consult your doctor.

How are you planning to use Palmarosa Essential Oil? Tell us in the comments below!