100% pure Geranium oil, steam distilled from tops and flowers of plants Certified Organically grown South Africa. The South African is tops in terms of aroma (of the steam distilled oils), with an absolutely lovely, balanced floral aroma. This is "x asperum", a sub-species of Pelargonium graviolens known for it's antimicrobial properties. This Geranium Essential Oil is available from sample size up to 1 kg or more.
ABOUT THE OIL
Although there are nearly 700 varieties of Geranium, only 10 are used for making essential oil. There are in fact two species of Pelargonium distilled to essential oil: 'graveolens', which is the common Geranium with a higher citronellol content and a more citrus noted aroma, and 'odorantissium' or 'Rose Geranium' oil, which is high in geraniol with a more rose-like aroma. Geranium is a common plant in gardens world-wide. This perennial shrub grows between three and four feet high. Its pointed leaves are serrated at the edges and the branches host light to dark pink and deep red flowers. The name 'Geranium' comes from the Greek word 'geranos' or crane as the seed pods resemble the bill of a crane. It's native in South Africa, Egypt, Madagascar and Morocco. In the 17th Century, it was introduced to European countries such as Italy, Spain and France. Currently it is cultivated for essential oil production in the highly fertile volcanic soils of the Reunion Islands.
Geranium has a bright, lightly floral aroma, with soft intricate notes. These delicate characteristics of this oil allow it to blend well with a wide array of essential oils including: Eucalyptus, Lavender, Clary Sage, Rose, Lime, Orange, Frankincense, Grapefruit, and Ylang Ylang.
In TCM, geranium oil is cooling and moist. It clears heat and can strengthen the flow of Qi - calming the mind, relaxing the body, and easing frustration and irritability.
Therapeutic Properties Described in The Aromatherapy Literature
May be used in a bath for regulating the nervous system
Uplifting and sedative qualities – calms the mind, relaxes the body, and eases frustration and irritability
Ideal to restore connection with “imagination, intuition, and sensory experience”
Application and Use
Geranium essential oil is generally a non-toxic, non-irritant. Avoid use with dermatitis in hypersensitive persons and also avoid use during pregnancy or when breast-feeding. If intending to ingest this oil, a consultation with a physician is recommended.
1 Wildwood, Christine. Encyclopedia of Aromatherapy. Healing Arts Press, 2000.
2 Battaglia, Salvatore. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. International Centre of Holysitc Aromatherapy, 2003.