Geranium Essential Oil, Rose
Old Fashioned Rose Geranium, Rose-Scent Geranium.
- Geranium Oil: Rose Geranium Essential Oil radiates a floral sweetness like dewy, fresh-cut roses warming in the morning sun. This beneficial oil clears oily skin, tightens a bloated body, regulates hormones and relieves anxiety.
Farming Method Conventionally Farmed Country of Origin Egypt Plant Part Blossom and Plant Scientific Name Pelargonium graveolens Application Method Bath, Compress, Diffusion, Topical
Rose Geranium Oil has been valued for its delightful perfume-like aroma and yet it is so much more than a beautiful scent. It has a balancing effect on the female physiology, which relieves premenstrual and menopausal symptoms by regulating hormones.
Emotionally, this essential oil lends confidence, happiness and relief from stress, so it is a handy aroma to carry with you on a job interview, a first date, or any occasion that produces anxiety.
It is an excellent beauty aid for clearing up acne by bringing balance to sebum levels in the skin and stimulating cell regeneration. It is also extremely detoxifying which makes Rose Geranium Oil helpful in removing bacterial and fungal infections.
It also helps in healing wounds and soothing skin inflammations such as eczema. Because it is a diuretic, Rose Geranium Oil reduces cellulite and water retention while aiding lymphatic drainage.
For Topical Application, dilute up to 5% in jojoba or hazelnut oil (unless otherwise indicated below); approximately 25 drops of essential oil per tablespoon of carrier oil.
For Whole Body Massage, dilute up to 2% in jojoba or hazelnut oil, approximately 10 drops per tablespoon of essential oil.
Hormonal imbalance, water retention: Whole Body Massage, Topical Application or Aromatic Bath.
Oily and congested skin: Add to your unscented skincare products.
Burns, wounds and ulcers: Cold Compress
Sunburn: Topical Application
Mature skin, dry skin, wrinkles: Topical Application, diluted to 2% in carrier oil (preferably rose hip seed oil) or your unscented facial care product.
Dry, cracked lips: Topical Application, diluted to a total of 2% in Jojoba oil.
Jet lag: Diffusion at night, Aromatic Bath or Topical Application on the heart, chest and head area.
Menopause: Diffusion, Whole Body Massage, Topical Application or Aromatic Bath.
Anxiety, depression, stress, tension, problems relaxing and other nervous system conditions: Diffusion, Whole Body Massage, Topical Application on whole frontal line or Aromatic Bath.
While it is non-toxic, non-irritating and generally non-sensitizing, Rose Geranium can cause dermatitis in sensitive individuals.
This aromatic plant originated in South Africa and was introduced to Europe in the 17th century. The Geranium has been hybridized in hundreds of varieties all with differently scented leaves. In ancient times, the Geranium plant, which is known to be antiseptic and diuretic, was used to treat diarrhea and dysentery.
About the Plant
There are hundreds of Geranium varieties hybridized to emit different scents, but Rose Geranium is the most popular and therapeutic. While the Rose Geranium shrub’s delicate flowers do not resemble roses, the rosy-scented leaves give Rose Geranium its slightly misleading name.
Scent: Rose Geranium Essential Oil has a fresh, floral, moist and sweet scent.
Blends With: Basil, Bay Laurel, citrus oils, Clary Sage, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang.
Composition: Citronellol, geraniol, linalool, isomenthone, menthone, phellandrene, sabinene, libonene.