With over 700 varieties of Geranium in the world, most are grown for ornamental use. Pelagonium graveolens is the main Geranium commercially cultivated for essential oil.
Geranium shares many qualities with Rose oil, as it promotes healthy-looking skin and is used to comfort burns and upset skin. Emotionally, like Rose, it soothes grief and sadness.
Uses of Geranium Essential Oil
EgyptHistory and Background
In Chinese Medicine, cool/moist action, water and earth element, yin energy, clears heat and inflammation with cool and moist energy.
Beneficial for chronic and acute anxiety, especially when related to nervous exhaustion and overwork. Affects ability to receive and experience as well as give and express. Effective in traveling through the central opening, the survival level to the conscious level.
This oil is greenish-yellow in color.Aromatic Description
Strong, sweet, fresh, green, slightly citrus minty, and spicy. Pleasant when diluted, this oil is floral and rose-like in scent.Biological Makeup and Components
75-80% alcohols (terpenic geraniol, citronellol, linalol and terpineol), esters (acetic, butyric, valerianic), ketones, phenols (eugenol), and terpenes (phellandrene, pinene). with isomethone, menthone, phellandrene, sabinene, limonene.Extraction Technique
Extracted by steam distillation of the plant.Information for Aromatherapists
A middle note, Geranium blends well with Rose Juniper, Rosemary, Bergamot, Lavender, Cinnamon, citrus oils, and Basil. A very versatile oil in blending, it blends well with almost any oil. It gives soft floral notes to blends and is a good fixative.
Our Geranium essential oil is 100% pure and natural. It is free of any chemicals, pesticides, synthetic perfumes, fillers, or carrier oils.Cautions