Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) (Pelargonium x asperum) Essential Oil

Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) (Pelargonium x asperum) Essential Oil

Quick Facts
Color: Yellow to green
Viscosity: Thin
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
Plant parts: Leaves, stems
Countries: France, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Reunion, China
Scent: Sweet, rose like, citrusy, green, floral
Odor Intensity: Strong
Blending Note: Middle, balances other scents in perfumery
Fragrance family: Floral
Blends Well with: Clary Sage, lavender, citrus oils, basil, jasmine, rose
Chemical family: Terpene alcohols, esters

Summary of Benefits and Cautions

Physical Uses and benefits
Properties: Analgesic, diuretic, astringent, antidepressant, tonic, antispasmodic, antiseptic, balancing, antifungal
Physical Uses: Pain, sore throats, fluid retention, liver tonic, PMS, menopause, insecticide, gastroenteritis, mouth ulcers, diarrhea, regulate hormones
emotional uses and benefits
Emotional Uses: Uplifting, calming, depression, tension, anxiety, balance, nervous exhaustion
Skin and hair
Skin and Hair Care: encourages wound healing, stop bleeding, acne, burns, bruises, eczema, dermatitis, balances sebum production, good for all skin types, cellulite, promotes cell growth, stretch marks, insect bites, mature skin
Safety
Safety: May cause skin sensitization. May interact with a number of medications, including but not limited to diabetic medication. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you take prescription medications, or see Appendix B in Essential Oil Safety, 2nd ed.
Recommended Age: 2 years or older
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