Palmarosa Essential Oil: Benefits, Uses and Products

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If you’re a loyal user of the SLEEP WELL Aromatherapy Balm, you might know that Palmarosa essential oil  is one of the key ingredients in the product. Have you not tried the aromatherapy balm yet, but are interested in knowing its effects? Palmarosa is one of the key ingredients used in the balm and it helps you to get ready for a great night’s sleep. In this blog, the effects and benefits of Palmarosa will be discussed thoroughly and we will explain why we use it in our SLEEP WELL Aromatherapy Balm.

What is Palmarosa?

Unlike the name might make you expect, Palmarosa isn’t a lovely pink or red-tinted flower. In fact, Palmarosa is not linked to the rose family in any way, but surprisingly, it is a part of the lemongrass family. Even though the look of Palmarosa might not be as exciting as a stunning red rose, the smell is soft, rosy and has a hint of citrus. Besides the delicious scent, Palmarosa has many physical and mental benefits when it’s used as an essential oil. The oil is extracted from the stem of the grass by steam distillation of the dried leaves. 

The uses of Palmarosa essential oil

When the essential oil is extracted from the Palmarosa plant, it can be used for healing benefits. We often find Palmarosa in skincare products, where it helps to nourish the skin, balance moisture levels and helps to rejuvenate the skin. The physical benefits of Palmarosa don’t stop there, it can also be used for sensitive skin concerns such as acne, eczema and psoriasis. Inflammation, digestive issues and sore feet can also be treated with this essential oil. 

Palmarosa can also be found in aromatherapy products which have many benefits to your mental health. Palmarosa essential oil can be beneficial when you’re struggling with stress, anxiety, trauma or grief. It also helps to stabilise hormones which makes Palmarosa particularly helpful when you’re menstruating. By inhaling the scent of Palmarosa, it will help you to change your state of mind which can help with your mental wellbeing over time. Essential oils can be inhaled to calm yourself down, to create more happy and positive feelings, to have a better focus or to have more sensual and emotional feelings.

Palmarosa essential oils in Scentered products

If you’re interested in the benefits of Palmarosa, you can try out our SLEEP WELL Aromatherapy range. As the name of the range implies, the products have a calming, balancing and nourishing effect when inhaling the scent. Because of its calming properties, the SLEEP WELL range is perfect to use before bedtime as it will help you to fall into a deep sleep. Besides Palmarosa, this blend includes Lavender, Chamomile, Ho Wood for therapeutic purposes and Bois de Rose and Geranium to balance them out. 

Incorporate the SLEEP WELL Aromatherapy Balm into your evening routine to slow down after a long day. It’s best to apply the balm on a daily basis to strengthen its effects, rather than only applying it when you feel like you need it the most. By making the SLEEP WELL Aromatherapy Balm a part of your evening routine, you will notice a difference in your sleep quality and state of mind before going to bed. You will feel more relaxed, will worry less and fall asleep faster. Another benefit is that the 100% natural, essential-oil based balm is designed to take with you in your bag. And no, it won’t spill!

If you’re not that into balms but are interested in the benefits of Aromatherapy, a candle might be more your thing. Thankfully, we offer the same scent in our SLEEP WELL Candle which has the same effect to calm your body and mind. Before going to bed, you simply light the candle and inhale the scent consciously. Stop. Inhale. Relax.