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Geranium Essential Oil

Product Code: EOG05
Geranium has a heavy, sweet floral aroma and is one of the best loved essential oils. It is renowned as a 'balancing' oil, helping to regulate the emotions, hormones and skin alike.
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  • Species: Pelargonium odoratissimum
  • Plant family: Geraniaceae
  • Origin: Egypt
  • Note: Middle to Top
  • Extraction method: Steam distilled
  • The Geranium is a hairy, aromatic, perennial shrub that grows best in warm, temperate climates. It originated in South Africa, but now flourishes in many other countries. The essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves, stalks and flowers with the main producing countries being Algeria, China, Egypt, France, India, Réunion and Morocco. The aroma and colour of the oil will differ depending on the country of origin and other factors such as age of plant and time of harvesting.

    Geranium is an emotionally soothing and balancing essential oil. It has a close affinity with the female system and can assist in balancing hormonal problems. It has a fabulous scent that makes it ideal for natural room fragrancing and perfumery, and is also a gentle insect repellent, hence why it is often used as a window box plant.

    Safety Note:
    Non-toxic.
     
    Skin:
      
    Geranium has a balancing and soothing effect on all skin types. Often used to help balance sebum production. It can also aid in the healing of wounds.
     
    Mind:
    Geranium essential oil helps to relax, stabilise and lift the emotions. Beneficial for anxiety, nervous tension, mood swings, irritability and feelings of frustration and anger.
     
    Body:
    Geranium has a balancing effect on the hormones and is popular for use with menstrual problems, prior to conception and during the menopause. It is also commonly used in lymphatic drainage massage to detoxify the lymphatic system and help combat cellulite.
     
    Blends well with:
    Bergamot and other citruses, Neroli, Rose, Black Pepper and Lemongrass

    Disclaimer: The information provided is for personal information and interest. It is not intended to offer a medicinal treatment for any condition. Please consult your GP or nurse if you have any health concerns whatsoever. Essential oils are not to be used undiluted and are not to be taken internally. Keep out of reach of children. If using an essential oil on your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body first (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier). If you have any questions about using essential oils please click on our Ask the Expert link above.


    Principle Constituents

    Citronellol
    Geraniol
    Linalol

    Allergens known to be present in this oil:

    Citral 1.5%
    Geraniol 18%
    Citonellol 36%
    Limonene 1%
    Linalool 8.5%

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