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, help sore throats feel better and soothes sadness.
Since a high quality product is very expensive, there is a danger of adulteration with this oil.
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, strengthens Qi energy, encourages circulation of Qi and blood, reinforces Qi energy of the Spleen and pancreas meridians and yin tonic.
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.
Will affect energy moving in all directions. Third chakra.Physical Description
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, blends well with rose, juniper, rosemary, bergamot, lavender, cinnamon, citrus oils, basil- 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
All of our essential oils are 100% natural and free of any chemicals, pesticides and synthetic perfumes.
These products are NOT intended to diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. This information is NOT a substitute for professional medical treatment or consultation. Prior to using essential oils, Source Vitál always recommends consulting your medical professional if you are pregnant, epileptic, have cancer, have liver issues, or any other serious illness. Do NOT ingest essential oils internally or apply undiluted oils onto the skin without consultation from an experienced and trained aromatherapist or aromatherapy practitioner. Always consult an aromatherapist before using essential oils for babies and children.
Keep all oils tightly closed and cool. Always keep out of reach of children.
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