Geranium

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Geranium
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Geranium essential oil (Pelargonium graveolens) has an earthy, floral aroma. It is steam distilled from the leaves of geranium plants in Egypt. Geranium essential oil is a light yellow color with a thin consistency and is part of our Floral category.

GC/MS Report

PelGr1E_P150520BR

Details

Latin name: Pelargonium graveolens

Category: Floral

Origin: Egypt

Method: Steam distilled

Part: Leaves

Primary Compounds: Citronellol, Geraniol, Citronellyl formate

 

Geranium essential oil is reported to be analgesic, antibacterial, antineurolgic, anti-inflammatory, cell regenerative, wound healing, astringent and to help repel insects, balance menstruation and soothe nerves.

Description

There are multiple species of the geranium plant, but perhaps the most common geranium essential oil is Pelargonium graveolens. Rose Geranium oil is another popular form of geranium which is often co-distilled from rose petals and geranium leaves.

Geranium essential oil is most commonly used for natural skin care, but historically, it was often used as an effective and speedy cure for wounds.

Primary uses for our Geranium essential oil include regenerative skin care, wound healing, insect repellent, balancing menstruation, and calm emotions and soothe nerves and nerve pain.

Uses/Conditions

Mood: helps balance emotions, calm the body and mind, and reduce depression and nervous tension

 

Beauty: may help reduce scars and blemishes; may balance oily skin and protect skin against infection; may help treat acne and skin inflammation; may help balance mature and dry, oily skin types.

 

Heal: helps to relieve pain, heal wounds, slow excess bleeding, relieve nerve pain and nervous tension, stimulate lymph flow and drainage; helps relieve menstrual cramps and painful menstruation

 

Wellness: may aid digestion; may relieve congestion; may help balance blood sugar levels

 

These statements are not evaluated by the FDA. Verdant EOs and products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Applications

Blends well with: Basil, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Citrus oils, Cyprus, Ginger, Lavender, Patchouli, Peppermint, Rosemary, Ylang Ylang

Cautions
  • If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using essential oils.
  • Consult your physician before use with children or if pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Always test diluted oil on a small area of skin before topical use.
  • Always dilute to 1% or less (1 drop per 1 tsp/5ml carrier oil) any oil applied topically for children under the age of 5