A member of the Pelargonium genus, geranium is grown for its beauty and is a staple of the perfume industry. While there are over 200 different varieties of Pelargonium flowers, only a few are used as essential oils. Uses of Geranium essential oil date back to ancient Egypt when Egyptians used Geranium oil to beautify the appearance of skin. In the Victorian era, fresh geranium leaves were placed at formal dining tables as decorative pieces and to be consumed as a fresh sprig if desired; in fact, the edible leaves and flowers of the plant are often used in desserts, cakes, jellies, and teas. As an essential oil, Geranium has been used to promote the appearance of clear skin and healthy hair—making it ideal for skin and hair care products. The aroma helps promote a feeling of calm and balance.
HOW TO USE:
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of choice.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimise any skin sensitivity. See additional precautions below.
Geranium essential oil is a sweet, floral oil that beautifies the skin and calms the nerves. When taken internally, Geranium may support a healthy urinary tract, immune function, and healthy blood pressure and healthy blood sugar levels already in a normal range.*
AROMA:Herbaceous, green, floral, sweet, dry
COLLECTION: Steam distillation of Flower/Leaf
MAIN CONSTITUENTS: Citronellol, citronellyl formate, geraniol
Keep out of reach of children. Possible skin sensitivity. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.
The ‘geranium’ is not actually a member of the Geranium family. To gardeners and botanists, 'geranium' refers to a winter-hardy perennial shrub. To add to the confusion, the popular summer bloomers we all know and love are known among the experts as 'pelargoniums'. The leaves and flowers of scented geraniums are edible. Thanks to the essential oils in their leaves, they lend not only decorative touches but also a fine aroma to meat dishes, salads and desserts.