Aroma:Fresh, herbaceous, powerful. Floral-minty & green. The aroma of Geranium varies largely depending on the soil and climate in which it grows.
Latin Name:Pelargonium graveolens
Country of Origin:China
Cultivation Method:Conventionally Grown
Extraction Method:Steam Distilled
Extracted From:Flowers and leaves
Aromatherapy Properties:Warming, tonic, balancing. A great oil for the time of menopause and menstruation. Balancing and lifting emotions. Refreshing and uplifting. Important Perfume ingredient. Also a powerful insect repellent.
Wonderful as a skin and hair care ingredient.
Suggested Use:Add 9 drops to 1oz. unscented body care or to a massage oil/lotion. If you like you can make your own hair care blend, combining Geranium with Rosemary, Jasmine, Patchouli and Lavender according to your liking. Add to unscented shampoo or conditioner (5-10 drops per 1oz. of product), or apply 1 drop to your hairbrush to rejuvenate and naturally scent hair and scalp.
To add to a bath - in order to prevent the oils from floating on the surface - you may want to blend the Essential Oil with some Half and Half, honey, vinegar or Aromaland's Coconut Emulsifier before adding it to the water.
History:Traditionally Geranium Essential Oil has been used for circulatory problems, the respiratory and reproductive system for skin and hair care and as a general nerve tonic.
Specific Safety Information:No known toxicity. GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) approved by the FDA as food flavor.