BOTANICAL NAME: Pelargonium Graveolens
PLANT PART: Leaves and flowers
EXTRACTION METHOD: Steam distilled
DESCRIPTION: A thin, pale yellow to greenish yellow liquid.
AROMATIC SUMMARY: 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.
BENEFITS AND USES: Has been used to promote the appearance of clear skin and healthy hair—It also helps calm nerves and lessen feelings of stress, promotes a feeling of well being, known to naturally repel insects.
FACTS OF INTEREST: 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.
CAUTIONS: This oil should not be used by those who are pregnant or under the care of a physician. Dilute well before use; for external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.