Geranium Essential Oil

Botanical Name:
Pelargonium graveolens
Country of Origin:
South Africa
Plant Part:
Flowers, Flowering Tops and Leaves
Distillation Method:
Steam
Cultivation:
Certified Organic
Overall Profile
Monoterpenols
80.51%
Sesquiterpenes
18.72%
Monoterpenes
0.83%
Primary Constituents
beta citronellol
37.99%
nerol
14.24%
citronellyl formate
9.79%
menthone
5.76%
gamma eudesmol
5.26%
  • 4oz -
    $127.36
  • 8oz -
    $238.64
  • 16oz -
    $450.00
  • 1Kg -
    $822.66
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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.

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.

Aromatherapy Notes

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.

Traditional Uses

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

Therapeutic Properties Described in The Aromatherapy Literature

From The Encyclopedia of Aromatherapy1:

  • Antidepressant, Astringent, Deodorant, Diuretic, Haemostatic, Vulnerary
  • Refereshing and uplifting

From The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy2:

  • 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

Safety

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.

References

1 Wildwood, Christine. Encyclopedia of Aromatherapy. Healing Arts Press, 2000.

2 Battaglia, Salvatore. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. International Centre of Holysitc Aromatherapy, 2003.