Three Reasons to Love Geraniol

by Andrea on August 30, 2010

geraniolPalmarosa is high in geraniol. The current batch we have contains 75%.

What’s so great about geraniol?

  1. It is cooling. Make a spray with an oil high in geraniol (try Palmarosa!) and spray it on the back of your neck on a hot summer day–the relief comes fast! You can also try a cool Palmarosa lotion after your shower.
  2. It is anti-fungal. I know fungus isn’t as much fun to talk about as Palmarosa lotion, but if you’re dealing with a fungus, Palmarosa is your oil. Not only will it help to calm the fungus, but it nourishes the skin around the fungus too.
  3. It is anti-inflammatory. We all know that when you reduce inflammation, you reduce pain. Enough said?

Do you have a favorite Palmarosa recipe you can share?

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Kelli April 21, 2015 at 10:03 am

I am new to the institute and taking the first beginner’s course. My question relates to using essential oils to address dermatitis. Any recipes or recommendations? I have Neroli and Palmarosa oil currently. Would they help? Thank you so much!


Andrea Butje April 23, 2015 at 3:54 pm

Hi Kelli – welcome! Neroli and Palmarosa are wonderful skin healing oils. You would want to dilute it and use a low percentage: 5-6 drops total in 1 oz of anti-inflammatory and skin healing carrier such as Jojoba. I would also try German Chamomile hydrosol which is very soothing and calming.


Cha September 4, 2010 at 3:57 pm

Such great information about the chemical components. This makes it much easier to blend therapeutically. Wonderful



Cha September 4, 2010 at 3:35 pm

Such great information about the chemical components. This makes it much easier to blend therapeutically.



Cha September 4, 2010 at 3:23 pm

This is fantastic information about the chemical component geraniol. Understanding this makes blending and creating products so much easier.

Great source!


KC Rossi September 3, 2010 at 10:48 pm

“Acceptance” Body Oil

Palmarosa is a fairly new oil for me. I tend to gravitate to my ‘old favorites’. Glad to step out of the box :o)…

Neroli(Citrus aurantium var. amara): 2 drops
Thyme ct. Linalol(Thymus vulgaris ct. linalol): 2 drops
Palmarosa(Cymbopogan martini): 2 drops
Vanilla infused Jojoba Oil(Simmondsia chinensis): 1 oz.
Jatropha Flower Essence: 1 drop


Mindy MacLaren August 31, 2010 at 9:34 am

I have a sore throat blend made with Palmarosa, and it works! In 1 oz. lotion, add 4 drops Palmarosa, 4 drops Lemongrass, 2 drops Patchouli, and 8 drops Sandalwood. Apply to the throat to relieve sore throat symptoms.


Admin August 31, 2010 at 9:36 am

Mindy, That blend sounds excellent, thank you so much for sharing!


KC Rossi September 3, 2010 at 10:49 pm

Looking forward to trying your blend, Mindy. Thank you!!


Mazie Miles April 21, 2015 at 10:46 am

Looking forward to using the oil recipe Mindy. Thanks for sharing.


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