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Botanical Name of Raw Material: Cymbopogon martini Stapf var.motia
Palmarosa is a green grass, sharing similarities with lemongrass and citronella. It belongs to the family of Poaceae. The name ‘palmarosa’ was given to the plant because of its fragrance, which is similar to rose oil. Palmarosa oil is obtained by the steam distillation of the grass of Cymbopogon martini Stapf var.motia. The oil is a pale yellow, free-flowing liquid that is sweet and floral, with a hint of the smell of rose. The main component of the oil is Geraniol. The product is mainly used in fragrance applications.
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Steam distillation is the technical process applied to recover the heat sensitive compounds from spices. Spice oils are unstable and heat sensitive compounds are present in the spice.
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How is Palmarosa Oil extracted?
From the Poaceae family, Palmarosa is a green grass that is known for its similarity to lemongrass and citronella. The grass is known for its rose oil like fragrance. Palmarosa essential oil is obtained by the steam distillation of the grass of Cymbopogom martini Stapf. Var. Motia. It is mainly used in fragrance applications. The main component of Palmarosa Oil is geraniol.
What are the colour and aroma profiles of Palmarosa oil?
A free-flowing liquid, Palmarosa oil is pale yellow in colour. The oil has a sweet and floral fragrance with a rose like undertone.
What is Palmarosa essential oil used for?
Palmarosa essential oil is primarily used in fragrance applications.
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