January’s Essential Oil of the Month…Palmarosa!

2 Jan

PAP_YBN-22-hi-resBotanical Name: Cymbopogon martini

Source: fresh or dried grass


Palmarosa essential oil is light, refreshing and sweet in aroma which helps to alleviate stress, anxiety and restlessness.  The therapeutic properties of palmarosa essential oil include antiseptic, bactericide, hydrating, digestive (aids in the digestion of food), and a tonic (helps to strengthen and improve bodily performance).

Perhaps the best use of Palmarosa essential oil is in skin care.  All skin types benefit from this essential oil.  Palmarosa essential oil is hydrating, good for those with sensitive skin, stimulates the regeneration of skin cells (excellent for use on scars) and balances sebum the natural oil in our skin.  Winter is a time when our skin is especially dry; add palmarosa essential oil to your skin care regime, your skin will thank you!

Uses & Facts:


Renew You Bath Blend

Palmarosa essential oil– 4 drops

Geranium essential oil– 2 drops

Grapefruit essential oil– 3 drops

Add the essential oils to bath water just before getting in.  This blend will hydrate your skin and leave you feeling balanced and renewed!

Fresh Start Body Wash

Palmarosa essential oil– 8 drops

Lemon essential oil– 6 drops

Rosemary essential oil– 4 drops

Grapefruit essential oil– 6 drops

1. Add the essential oils to a 4 ounce bottle.

2. To the bottle add 15 mls (one tablespoon) sweet almond oil.

3. Fill bottle with unscented castile soap.

4. Shake to combine.

In your shower or bath add a small amount to a cloth (such as our waffle weave washcloths) and lather up, energize your mind and body and hydrate your skin! Be sure to follow with Classic Blend Body Oil to moisturize your skin once you get out of the shower.


Come on in and shop our studio or on-line! For the month of January receive 10% off your Palmarosa Pure Essential Oil purchase!

As always, check out our website at www.YourBodyNeeds.com for more information and recipes!


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