Common Name: Rose Geranium
Botanical Name: Pelargonium graveolens
Method of Extraction: Distillation
Plant Part: Flowers and leaves
Country of Origin: France
Rose Geranium essential oil is a natural hormone balancer making it beneficial for treating the symptoms of premenstrual tension and menopause.
Useful for all skin conditions balance the skin’s sebum which keeps the skin supple.
Rose geranium 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 best alternative to the more expensive rose oil.
Add 3-4 to an oil vaporiser, add 4 drops to every 10 ml of Macadamia Carrier oil for adults.
Uses of Geranium Oil
In aromatherapy, Rose geranium oil is used to help treat acne, sore throats, anxiety, depression and insomnia. It is popular among women due to its rosy smell and its beneficial effect on menstruation and menopause. The essential oil can also aid in uplifting mood, lessening fatigue and promoting emotional wellness:
Geranium oil also functions to assist in pain reduction and inflammation. Its antiseptic properties can help speed up the healing of wounds and treat a variety of skin problems, such as burns, frostbite, fungal infections, athlete’s foot and eczema. Haemorrhoids can also be potentially treated with the use of geranium oil.
Frequent travellers can use geranium oil as a natural insect repellent. Topical application can also help heal insect bites and stop itching. It may also be used as a massage oil to help relieve aching muscles and stress. Other uses of geranium oil include:
•Food — Geranium oil can be added to baked goods, frozen dairy, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages and candies.
•Perfumery — Geranium oil has been used to create an artificial rose scent in fragrances and cosmetics.
Composition of Geranium Oil
Geranium oil contains about 67 compounds. The main components of geranium oil are citronellol (26.7 percent) and geraniol (13.4 percent). Other major constituents include:
•Nerol (8.7 percent)
•Citronellyl formate (7.1 percent)
•Isomenthone (6.3 percent)
•Linalool (5.2 percent)
Add 3-4 to an oil vaporiser, add 4 drops to every 10 ml of carrier oil for adults.
Keep out of the reach of children, may cause skin sensitivity if undiluted, do not take internally & avoid during pregnancy.
Store below 30°c and away from sunlight.
For more information please also see our detailed safety information.
This information is provided purely for informational purposes only and does not in any way purport to be medical or prescriptive suggestions. Any reference to medicinal or health benefits is not meant to treat or diagnose any problem and is not meant to replace professional medical advice and should not take the place of any prescribed medication that has been prescribed by a physician.