Geranium - EO
Geranium essential oil has a earthy, sweet, floral aroma. This versatile essential oil is clearing, calming, replenishing and relaxing.
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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.
|Latin Name||Pelargonium graveolens |
|Extraction||Distillation of the leaves |
|Origin||Europe, Isle de Bourbon, Egypt|
|Plant characteristics||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. |
|Oil characteristics||A greenish-yellow liquid with an earthy, sweet, cloying aroma. |
|Traditional use||Was used for haemorrhoids, menorrhagia (blood loss), ulcers and in viral situations. Ancient Egyptians used it against tumours. Was used to treat cholera, diarrhoea, dysentery and fever. Said to ‘fortify the stomach’. |
|Blends well with||Lemon, sweet thyme, bergamot, sweet marjoram essential oils |
|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%). |