Geranium Essential Oil

Botanical Name:
Pelargonium graveolens
Country of Origin:
South Africa
Plant Part:
Flowers, Flowering Tops and Leaves
Distillation Method:
Certified Organic
Overall Profile
Primary Constituents
beta citronellol
citronellyl formate
gamma eudesmol
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Wholesale Certified Organic Geranium Essential Oil

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.


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.

Aromatherapy Notes

Geranium has a bright, lightly floral aroma, with delicate intricate notes. The delicate characteristics of this oil mean that it has the potential to blend well with a wide array of essential oils including: Eucalyptus, Lavender, Clary Sage, Rose, Lime, Orange, Frankincense, Grapefruit, and Ylang Ylang.

Traditional Uses

First used as an antidote elixir for anxiety, it soon after became known as an effective for diarrhea and dysentery because of the antispasmodic action it has on the smooth muscles of the intestine. Many physicians also experimented with it as a remedy for wounds, tumors, ulcers, sore throats, tonsillitis, and neuralgia. 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

Antibacterial, Antidepressant, Antihaemorrhagic, Antispasmodic, Antitumoral, Anti-inflammatory, Astringent, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Cicatrisant, Deodorant, Diuretic, Fungicidal, Hemostatic, Stimulant (to the adrenal cortex), Styptic, Vermifuge, Vulnerary.


  • Antiseptic properties aid with acne, dermatitis, wounds, and non-serious burns.
  • Anti-inflammatory can calm eczema, hemorrhoids mastitis and varicose veins.
  • Helps to create balance between oily and dry skin; it is an astringent that is not dying.
  • Soothing and balancing to the mucus membranes of the skin.
  • Cleanses the skin while restoring balance, tone, and suppleness.
  • A kidney tonic: assists with releasing fluid retention and therefore useful for cellulite therapies.


  • Successfully used for Candida infections.
  • Has been the subject of many scientific studies validating its antimicrobial actions.
  • Geranium specifically in combination with Lemongrass has been studied for its highly effective actions against antibiotic resistant strains of staphylococcus. It is one of the few essential oils that has been successfully used against MRSA bacteria in laboratory studies.
  • Effectively fights sore throats and tonsillitis.


  • Calming and uplifting.
  • Supports the release of negative and unpleasant memories.
  • Eases nervous tension and stress and therefore balancing to the emotions, lifting the spirits, and fostering a sense of inner-peace and well-being.
  • Helpful for depression or lives "lacking color": it effectively lifts worry and anxiety.
  • Clears and dispels stagnant energy, thus can be helpful for those who need motivation and strength to accomplish visions and projects.


  • Harmonic and balancing: can be used for spiritual practice and meditation.
  • Assists in connecting to intuition and wisdom.
  • Increases capacity for intimate and open communication.


  • Relieves stomach, intestinal and menstrual cramps.

Nervous System

  • Calms stress-related headaches and stomach aches.
  • Stimulates the adrenal cortex (as do Basil and Rosemary)
  • Releases hormones that balance the whole system.


  • Known as the flower of constancy, it helps regulate estrogen production.
  • Relieves fluid retention prior to menstruation.
  • Assists in reducing mood swings, PMS and menopausal discomfort.

Other Uses

  • Lice and mosquito repellent
  • Clears ringworm.

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.