Geranium essential oil has a beautiful floral scent with an underlying hint of mint. Traditionally used to balance the emotions and hormones. It is also useful as a natural insect repellent( Essential Oils Natural Remedies, Althea Press). There is a large amount of scientific research into the efficacy of rose geranium essential oil in treating a number of health conditions and more research continues to be done to explore its therapeutic potential.
Botanical Name: Pelargonium roseum X asperum
Main Constituents: Citronelloll 26.8%, Geraniol 23.6%
Plant Part: Petals
Origin: South Africa
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Colour / Consistency: A thin, clear, pale yellow liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A middle note with a medium aroma.
Blends With: Geranium Bourbon, Palma Rosa, Rose, Rosewood, citruses and florals.
Product Abstract: The plant originated in South Africa then spread to Madagascar, Egypt and Morocco. They were introduced to European countries including Italy, Spain and France in the 17th century. In native Africa its herbal teas were drunk as medicinals. Throughout the centuries people have cultivated the plants around their homes to keep evil spirits at bay. This variety of Rose Geranium is one of the most fragrant species, and the oil is used in to perfumery and cosmetics industry as it can be made to imitate many other fragrances. It is often used to ‘stretch’ the much more expensive Rose Oils.
Cautions: DO NOT DRINK essential oils. Dilute before use; may cause skin irritation in some individuals, so a skin test is recommended prior to use. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children. For best results Diffuse or use topically with a carrier oil.
Pure Joy Naturals provides this essential oils guide for educational purposes only and not as medical advice. Please consult a qualified healthcare practitioner or resource on essential oil uses, safety and precautions for all essential oils.