21 November 2008

Connected to the feminine influence of the planet Venus, Geranium has a dynamic flowing energy that helps to balance the water in the body.

Botanical Name
Pelargonium graveolens

South Africa, Reunion, Madagascar, Egypt and Morocco

Clear and colourless but has a tinge of light green colour to it

Thin/watery viscosity

Perfumery Note

Floral, fresh, sweet, with a fruity note

Strength of Initial Aroma

Extraction Method
The leaves and stalks are used for extraction and is extracted using steam distillation

Constituents and Chemical Composition
Citronellol, Geraniol, Citronellyl Acetate, Geranyl Acetate, Linalyl Acetate, Beta-Caryophyllene, A-pinene, myrcene, limonene, menthone, linalool

Therapeutic Properties
Astringent, haemostatic, diuretic, antiseptic, anti-depressant, tonic, antibiotic, anti-spasmodic and as an anti-infectious agent

Uses for Health Benefits (Indications)
  • Geranium oil has been traditionally used as a general tonic and brightener for the mind, fungicide, skin care agent (dull skin, Oily skin, bruises, burns, cuts, dermatitis, eczema)
  • Geranium essential oil can be supportive in cases of Infectious diseases, intestinal parasites, mouth and tooth pain
  • As a kidney tonic, Geranium assists with releasing fluid retention and in this way is useful for cellulite therapies. Additionally Geranium helps with estrogen production and relieves fluid retention that may occur in some women prior to their moon cycle
  • Geranium helps regulate estrogen production and relieves edema (fluid retention) that may occur in some women prior to their moon cycle
  • When used massaged into the breast tissue, it assists in reducing swelling and engorgement thus making it a good remedy for mastitis
  • As well as having a balancing effect on the mind, this uplifting essential oil has a great all-over balancing property also extends to the skin, where it helps to create balance between oily and dry skin
  • An astringent that is not dying, Geranium is soothing to the mucus membranes of the skin.
    Balancing the sebum production (the fatty acid secretions in the sebaceous glands) of the skin, Geranium helps to cleanse the skin as well as to restore balance, tone, and suppleness
  • Other uses include lice and mosquito repellent, and the clearing of ringworms
  • Other : hemorrhoids, lice, ulcers, breast engorgement, edema, poor circulation, sore throat, tonsillitis, menopausal problems, stress, neuralgia
  • It’s non-toxic, non-irritant and generally non-sensitizing, yet can cause sensitivity in some people and due to the fact that it balances the hormonal system
  • Use caution to avoid dermatitis in hypersensitive persons
  • Avoid during pregnancy
  • Always test a small amount of essential oil first for sensitivity or allergic reaction
Blend With
Angelica, basil, bergamot, clary sage, fennel, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, neroli


For soreness and edema during PMS :
  • Blend 1 tsp. Geranium oil to 2 ounces of carrier oil and apply to breasts to help with
  • Add to baths or apply to skin in a carrier oil for general skin care
  • Use in a diffuser to disinfect room air and create a pleasant environment
  • Makes an excellent foundation for massage oil blends - dilute to 10% in your favorite carrier oil


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