Botanical name: Pelargonium graveolens.
Country of origin: India.
Method of extraction: distillation.
Plant part: leaves and stalks.
Consistency: thin, watery viscosity.
Perfumery note: middle note.
Scent: rosy, sweet, crisp, floral.
Properties: stimulating, balancing, skin regenerating.
Ingredients (INCI): Pelargonium graveolens Oil, Citronellol*, Geraniol*, Citral*, Limonene*, Linalool*.
*: component of natural essential oil.
Major constituents: a-pinene, myrcene, limonene, menthone, linalool, geranyl acetate, citronellol, geraniol and geranyl butyrate.
Blends well with: bergamot, carrot seed, cedarwood, citronella, clary sage, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lime, neroli, orange and rosemary.
- In diffusers, Geranium oil can be used to help relieve stress, mild depression, PMS, anxiety and tension, menopausal problems and for general energising.
- Geranium oil can be used in blended massage oil, or diluted in a bath to assist with PMS, depression, stress, anxiety and tension, fluid retention, cellulite, bruises, hemorrhoids and menstrual irregularities.
- As a constituent in a blended cream or lotion, Geranium essential oil can be used for clearing sluggish and oily skin and has value to treat very dry or mature skin.
- Geranium oil can also be diluted in shampoo to help with head lice.
100% natural essential oil (USDA organic certification).
|Product type||Essential oils|
|Skin concern||Fine lines & Wrinkles|
|Country of origin||USA|
The plants originated from South Africa as well as Reunion, Madagascar, Egypt and Morocco and were introduced to European countries such as Italy, Spain and France in the 17th century.
There are about 700 different varieties of the plant, yet only 10 supply essential oil in viable quantities, since the normal garden geranium produce far too little oil for extraction.
It is a hairy perennial shrub, often used in hedgerows, and stands up to about one meter high (3 feet) with pointed leaves, serrated at the edges. It has pinkish-white flowers. In early times geraniums were planted around the house to help keep evil spirits at bay.