Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Healing With Palmarosa

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AAAhhhhh Wednesday again! It's so funny to me how this last year and this year are going by so fast. Maybe it's due to all the time I am spending online and at jewelers table that when I do look up, I realize a week has gone by...again.
 
Okay, so I am back in the present! Today we are going to check out Palmarosa oil.
 
This oil is refreshing and rejuvenating with a sweet floral fragrance and is highly prized for its skincare and mind-clarifying properties. Palmarosa is often used as a cheaper substitute for Rose oil.
 
So Keep reading if you are so inclined and feel free to leave  any comments, especially if you have any stories using these oils and how they have helped.
 
 
~Peace
 
 
 
 
 
Healing With Palmarosa
 
 
 
Palmarosa comes from a tropical grass that is closely related to Lemongrass and Citronella. Originally from India, there are two varieties; Sofia and Motia, of which Sofia gives a finer aroma. To test the quality of Plamarosa, tap the bottle and if the rising bubbles quickly disappear, the oil is of a good quality.
 
Palmarosa's strengthening actions on the nervous system make it a useful oil for relieving stress and anxiety. Its use is believed to clarify the mind, enhance self-image and promote positive thought.
 
It is also a tonic for digestion and circulation. However, Palmarosa is most valued for its skincare properties. As an ingredient of soaps and cosmetics, it hydrates skin and stimulates skin growth.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Active Ingredients Of Palmarosa Oil
 
 
Esters~These may make up as much as 10% of the oil. Esters such as Geranyl Acetate prevent scarring and fight infections.
 
 
 
Alcohols~High concentrations of alcohols give Palmarosa its uplifting, stimulating and refreshing properties. The main alcohol, Geranol, gives it a powerful aroma and antiseptic action. It is also an ingredient of the closely related Lemongrass and Citronella oils.
 
 
 
Citronellal~This Aldehyde compound is present in low concentration but it is active in balancing and sedating the nervous system.
 
 
 
 
Using Your Palmarosa Oil
 
 
 
Rejuvenating Beauty Oil
 
 
 
 
Body Oil Blend~For a hydrating oil blend:
  • 5 drops Palmarosa
  • 3 drops Chamomile
  • 2 drops Carrot Seed
  • 2 tbsp Sweet Almond



Face Rinse~Refresh and moisturize dry skin by adding the following to a basin of warm water:
  • 2 drops Palmarosa
  • 2 drops Lavender





Sexual Healing



Sensual Vaporizer Blend~Create a sensual atmosphere by blending the following in a vaporizer:
  • 3 drops Palmarosa
  • 3 drops Sandalwood
  • 3 drops Lavender



Aphrodisiac Massage~Blend the following:
  • 2 drops Palmarosa
  • 2 drops Jasmine
  • 5 drops Ylang Ylang
  • 2 tbsp Sweet Almond





Uplifting And Stress Reducing


Uplifting Bath~Add the following to your bath after a long arduous day:
  • 3 drops Palmarosa
  • Bergamot
  • Lavender










Antiseptic Digestive Tonic



Stimulate Appetite~Blend the following and use a an abdominal massage:
  • 3 drops Palmarosa
  • 1 drop Lime
  • 1 tbsp Sweet Almond

Okay we have found ourselves at the end of another post. I bid thee a good day and wonderful evening!

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