Known by the botanical name of Cymbopogon martinii, the oil has its origins in India and has pale yellow color with liquid having sweet geranium like odor. Having solubility in oils and alcohol and insolubility in water, it has specific gravity of 0.894 at72 DegreeF and Refractive Index of 1.477 at72 DegreeF. With oils extracted using Steam Distillation process, the essential oil is taken out from Palmarosa plant which is a perennial grass.
The oil of plant contains active compound geraniol which has high demand for its scent and traditional medicinal usage. Also known by the common names of Cymbopogon martini, the oil blends well with rosemary, geranium, bergamot, lime and ylang-ylang and has myrcene, linalool, geranyl, dipentene, geraniol, acetate and limonene as constituents. The presence of active compound geraniol in the oil makes it suitable for use in soaps and perfumes. It is also highly effective as an insect repellent when applied to stored grains.
Common Method of Extraction
Sweet and Floral
Chemical Composition The main chemical components of palmarosa oil are myrcene, linalool, geraniol, geranyl acetate, dipentene and limonene. Additional Information: