100% pure Rose Geranium oil, steam distilled from tops and flowers of plants wildgrown in Albania. This is the 'odorantissimum' variety described in 'Advanced Aromatherapy' for its broad range of effects. It has a brilliant aroma with wonderful floral 'rosey' notes. This Rose Geranium Oil is available from sample size up to 1 kg or more.
ABOUT THE OIL
There are in fact two species of Pelargonium distilled to essential oil - this 'odorantissium' produces Rose Geranium oil, high in geraniol with a more rose-like aroma. The 'graveolens' species produces an oil with a higher citronellol content, with a correspondingly citrus-like aroma. This essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves and flowers of wild grown Rose Geranium plants grown in Albania.
This Rose Geranium has a light, honeyed top note, complex floral middle notes entwined with deeply sweet and slightly cinnamon-spiced undertones.
Geraniums originated in South Africa and were brought to Europe in the 17th century. The oil has been used as a general tonic, brightener for the mind, perfume and skin care agent. Many varieties of geranium have been hybridized as the geranium plant can be bred to produce a wide variety of different aromas, many mimicking the scent of other aromatic plants. Rose geranium is one of these hybrids, bred specifically to imitate the smell of rose.
Therapeutic Properties Described in The Aromatherapy Literature
“Alleviating fears and giving back life force and joy, Rose Geranium is a toner of great amplitude and strength.”
“Its vital, sensual presence is not subtle, but direct and unavoidable, making it one of the choice oils of aphrodisiac quality. Geranium inspires natural beauty and enjoyment, it uplifts instantly and tonifies mind and intellect in a powerful, nearly demanding attitude.”
Geranium mobilizes “hidden creative and emotional reserves helping us to rise to our own earthly and spiritual identity. Fiery beauty for the spell of all worlds.”
Application and Use
Rose Geranium essential oil is generally a non-toxic, non-irritant. Avoid use with dermatitis, in hypersensitive persons, during pregnancy, or when breast-feeding. If intending to ingest this oil, a consultation with a physician is recommended.
1 Battaglia, Salvatore. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. International Centre of Holysitc Aromatherapy, 2003.
2 Hozzel, Malte. “Rose Geranium – Pelargonium roseum.” Aromatherapy Articles and Discussion, 16 June 2007, www.aromachat.com/essential-oil-profiles/rose-geranium-pelargonium-roseum-18/.