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Geranium Essential Oil (Rose Geranium)

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Geranium has been known since ancient times for its aromatic properties and has long been used in cosmetic products. In aromatherapy, the essential oil has been known as a “mothering” essential oil for its ability to help with the nervous system.

Name of Oil:  Geranium

Latin Binomial:  Pelargonium graveolens

Extraction Method:  Steam

Countries of Origin:  South Africa, France, Algeria, China, Egypt, Bulgaria

Scent Profile:  Floral, slightly fruity

Parts used in distillation:  Leaves

Oil Characteristics:  Clear, yellow or green tinged, thin, very strong

Cultivation:  Certified Organic

 

Applications

Used in aromatherapy for the symptomatic relief of:

Detoxification, stress, nervous tension, depression, headaches, anxiety, edema and sebum balancing
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Used in aromatherapy to help ease emotional symptoms of:

Calms the mind and eases frustration and irritability.

History

First mentioned in Dioscorides’ Materia Medica, widely used in perfumery

Chemical Constituents

linalool, citronellol, nerol, geraniol, cironellyl formate, geranylformate, geranyl buyrate, geranyl tiglate, iso-menthone, guaia-6,9-diene

Safety & References

Safety:

Non-toxic, non-irritating, non-sensitizing

Books Cited:

The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd Edition – Salvatore Battaglia

Essential Oil Safety , 2nd Edition – Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young

Aromatherapy – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy – Valerie Wormwood

Aromatherapeutic Blending – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Fragrant Mind – Valerie Wormwood

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