Pelargonium roseum asperum
Aerial Parts, Hydrodistilled, South Africa
Geranium uses are very wide ranging. It is antidepressant, anti-anxiety, a memory enhancer (especially when used with Rosemary), an adrenal and thyroid stimulant, restorative to aged and wrinkled skin, as well as being useful for eczema, sores, bleeding, neuralgia, diabetes, diarrhea, candida and other fungi, menstrual problems, nervous tension and kidney stones. It can be used during pregnancy for uplifting towards the end when the days seem to last so long. It can also be used with Citronella oil to repel insects.
Our certified organic (NOP) Egyptian Geranium is an exquisitely beautiful, soft yet full bodied Geranium essential oil that we highly recommend. Geranium essential oil is one that is prized for its beneficial effects for skincare1, the female reproductive system, the nervous system, and the lymphatic/endocrine system.2,3 It is considered antiseptic, anti-inflammatory4, and detoxifying, and is indicated for balancing both dry and oily skin and the production of the skin's sebum.5,6
Geranium essential oil is also noted for its benefits in relaxing the body and relieving tension. A person’s anxiety, restlessness, irritability, driven behavior, and/or fear are all indications, on a fundamental level, of an imbalance of the Will, according to Gabriel Mojay in his book Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit. “A combination of geranium and orange oils is called for, to pacify the Will and ease frustration.”
Aromatic Profile: Very fresh, lightly floral, with rich, leafy green/herbaceous body notes; somewhat penetrating.
Appearance: Very pale yellow, transparent liquid.
Use: Aromatherapy / Natural Perfumery.
Blending Suggestions: Add drop by drop to your blends until the desired effect is achieved.
Blends Well With: Angelica, Basil, Laurel Leaf, Bergamot and other citrus oils, Carrot Seed, Cedarwood, Citronella, Clary Sage, Clove, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lime, Neroli, Oakmoss, Orange, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood. We also recommend blending the different types of Geraniums we carry to create a unique, complex Geranium accord.
Safety Considerations: Dilute before using. A patch test should be performed before use for those with sensitive skin.
1 Tisserand, Robert. The Art of Aromatherapy, 1977, p. 233.
2 Davis, Patricia. Aromatherapy: An A – Z, 1988, p. 131-2.
3 Rose, Jeanne. 375 Essential Oils and Hydrosols, 1999, p. 84.
4 Price, Shirley and Len Price. Aromatherapy for Health Professionals, 2nd ed., 1995, p. 338.
5 Davis, Patricia. Aromatherapy: An A – Z, 1988, p. 131-2.
6 Tisserand, Maggie. Aromatherapy for Women – A Practical Guide to Essential Oils for Health and Beauty, 1985, p. 98.
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