Extracted by distillation of the flowering tops, Geranium has a earthy, sweet, floral aroma. This versatile essential oil is clearing, calming, replenishing and relaxing.
Pelargonium Plant family: Geraniaceae Extraction: Distillation of the leaves
Europe, Isle de Bourbon, Egypt
There are over 450 different types of geranium. Pelargonium geranium is a strongly scented leaf geranium, which varies in size according to its growing conditions. Sometimes there are pinky-purple flowers present.
A greenish-yellow liquid with an earthy, sweet, cloying aroma.
Was used for haemorrhoids, menorrhagia (blood loss), ulcers and in viral situations. Ancient Egyptians used it against tumours.
Blends well with
Lemon, sweet thyme, bergamot, sweet marjoram.
Cautions and comments
No known contra-indications. Hypersensitive individuals should not use the essential oil directly on the skin.
Main chemical constituents
Alcohols (<65%), esters (15%), aldehydes (<10%).
How to use?
4-5 drops in bath, on tissue or in a vaporiser. 15 drops in 50ml carrier.
WARNING – do not apply undiluted or internally. Keep away from children and eyes. Store in a cool, dark place.