Geranium (Bourbon) Essential Oil
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Geranium (Bourbon) essential oil has a very rich, rosy aroma often preferred by many aromatherapists to other varieties of Geranium oil. It has a balancing effect on the mind and body and is particularly useful for menstrual problems.
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Geranium (Bourbon) essential oil comes from the island, and former french colony, of La Réunion in the Indian Ocean. The island was formerly known as Île de Bourbon, which is where the name comes from.
Geranium (Bourbon) essential oil is produced from the 'Rose' cultivar. It has a pronounced green, leafy-rose scent. Often more lemony and rosy than other varieties of Geranium oil, with a sweet, herbaceous note.
Although it has the same therapeutic properties as other types of Geranium oil, Geranium (Bourbon) is preferred by many aromatherapists because of it superior fragrance and because it blends so well with a vast array of other aromatherapy oils.
- Species: Pelargonium graveolens
- Plant family: Geraniaceae
- Origin: La Réunion
- Note: Middle to top
- Extraction method: Steam distilled
Geranium (Bourbon) essential oil helps to balance and soothe all types of skin - regulating sebum production in both dry and oily skin types. Can also help to promote healing and skin cell regeneration.
Geranium oil has uplifting and anti-depressent qualities and can be useful for anxiety, nervous disorders and hormonal mood swings.
Geranium (Bourbon) essential oil helps to balance the hormones which makes it an excellent choice for treating menstrual problems. It has deodorant and insect repelling properties, and is also useful for detoxifying the lymphatic system and assisting in cellulite reduction.
Blends well with:
Bergamot, Juniperberry, Lavender and Orange.
Citral 1.5%, Geraniol 20%, Citronellol 26%, Limonene 1%, Linalool 11%
Mood Enhancing Day Time Spritz
Mix 150ml Orange Flower Hydrolat, 20 drops Geranium, 30 drops Bergamot and 15 drops Ylang Ylang.
Balancing Massage Oil (for hormones and mood)
Blend 30ml Sweet Almond Oil with 4 drops Geranium, 2 drops Neroli and 6 drops Bergamot.
Winter Blues Diffuser Blend
Diffuse 2 drops Geranium, 2 drops White Camphor and 2 drops Bergamot.
Pre-menstrual Bloating Massage Oil
Blend 30ml Sweet Almond oil with 5 drops each of Geranium, Fennel and Sweet Orange. Massage into the body in an upwards direction towards the heart. For the tummy, massage in a clockwise direction.
Natural Insect Repellent Gel
Mix 15ml Aloe Vera & Seaweed Gel with 2 drops each of Geranium and Citronella.
Facial Cleansing Oil
Blend 50ml Jojoba oil with 2 drops each of Geranium and Palmarosa. Massage into the face and neck and remove with a warm, damp cloth. Use instead of your normal cleansing lotion.
Facial Oil for Mature Skin
Mix 40ml Apricot Kernel Oil, 10ml Jojoba Oil, 10ml Raspberry Seed Oil, 8 drops Geranium, 8 drops Lavender, 6 drops Frankincense, 2 drops Neroli and 2 drops Rose.
Detoxifying Body Scrub
Mix 3 teaspoons of warmed Extra Virgin Coconut Butter with 1 tsp finely ground Dead Sea Salt, 1 tsp Kaolin Clay, 4 drops Geranium, 2 drops Lime and 2 drops Fennel. Massage into the skin with a gentle circular motion before rinsing off.