Geranium 100% Pure Joy Naturals essential oil is often compared to the rose essential oil because they share almost the same therapeutic traits. In fact, geranium is considered the “poor man’s rose” and its oil is often the alternative to the more expensive rose oil.There are over 200 species of geranium, of which some are scented and some not.
Botanical Name: Pelargonium Graveolens
Main Constituents: Citronellol: 37% Geraniol: 19%
Plant Part: Leaves & Flowers
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, pale yellow to greenish yellow liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A middle note with a stronger aroma, essential oils from the rose geranium usually have a softer scent with a rosy floral aroma.
Blends With: Basil, Bergamot, Citronella, Clary Sage, Fennel, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Neroli and Nutmeg.
Product Abstract: Geranium is a hairy perennial shrub, often used in hedgerows, and will stand up to about one meter high (3 feet) with pointed leaves, serrated at the edges and with flowers that range from red to a pinkish white. Geranium plants originated in South Africa, Madagascar, Egypt and Morocco and were introduced to European countries in the 17th century. There are over 200 species of geranium, of which some are scented and some not. The petals are used in gourmet jellies and confections, and the oil is widely used in scented topical applications.
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.