- Promotes the appearance of clear, healthy skin
- Naturally repels insects
- Gives hair a vibrant, healthy glow
Aromatic Description: Herbaceous, green, floral, sweet, dry
Collection Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Flower/Leaf
Main Constituents: Citronellol, citronellyl formate, geraniol
About Geranium Essential Oil
The cooling, uplifting rose-scented geranium from South Africa has long been adored both for the delicious complexity of its bouquet and for the broad range of its applications. Boasting an emphatic, fragrant mix of rose and citrus, this variety of geranium is harvested from the leaves and flowers of the organic Pelargonium roseum plant. Geranium’s versatility as an essential oil is well-known amongst perfumers and aromatherapists alike. As a premier cooling oil, rose geranium assists in promoting vitality for the entire family, young and old. This uplifting oil has an overall balancing effect which extends to the skin, helping to stabilize both oily and dry skin and to keep skin supple. This oil is also widely cherished as a powerful assistant in promoting ease and grace during a woman’s monthly cycle. Calming and grounding, rose geranium helps to reduce feelings of stress and worry. Its balancing effect on the body and mind makes rose geranium an excellent choice to uplift mood and to promote feelings of well-being. Widely considered a tonic oil, or an oil that adds strength to the body, its stimulating properties lift the spirit and promote sensual feelings.
Geranium Essential Oil Profile
How to Use Geranium Essential Oil
- Diffuser: The scent of rose geranium is loved by many people. The fragrance is both sweetly floral as well as earthy and herbaceous. Whenever you would like to enhance feelings of positivity and calmness, add a few drops of rose geranium along with bergamot and lavender to your diffuser.
Interesting Geranium Essential Oil Information
There are about 700 different varieties of geranium, yet only 10 of these supply essential oil in viable quantities. The common and recognizable garden variety does not produce sufficient oil for extraction. Rose geranium originated in Africa, where it has a long history of use in treating burns and other skin disorders. Introduced to European countries Italy, Spain, and France in the 17th century, geranium was commonly planted inside homes to keep evil spirits at bay. Currently geranium is used as flavoring in the food and beverage industries, as well as in perfumes and other cosmetics.