Green Valley Aromatherapy

Rose Geranium

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General Properties

  • antibacterial
  • antidepressant
  • anti-infectious
  • anti-inflammatory
  • antiseptic
  • astringent
  • deodorant
>Origin: France. Steam distillation of the leaf with rose petals. Middle note.

Description

Rose geranium is steam distilled from the leaves of the pelargonium graveolens plant with rose petals and its usual country of origin is France. The oil is pale yellow green in appearance. As the name would suggest, many of the chemical constituents are similar to that of Rose essential oil, although it is not be mistaken as an alternative to Rose. This oil is identical in its uses to the regular geranium with the added benefits from the rose petals.

Rose geranium has antidepressant, antiseptic, antibacterial, astringent and deodorant properties. Its calming and uplifting properties make it a wonderful oil to burn in the long cold winter months to help lighten the mood in your home or office environment!

This beautifully scented oil is very balancing in skin care, making it great for dry skin as well as acne prone conditions. It helps to normalize (balance) sebacious gland activity and sebum secretion, making it useful for all skin types, from dry to oily.

It is also a great mosquito repellent. In ages past, geraniums were planted around the house to help keep evil sprits at bay.

Rose Geranium oil can be used to help in the treatment of acne, bruises, burns, cuts, dermatitis, eczema, hemorrhoids, lice, mosquito repellant, ringworm, ulcers, breast engorgement, edema, poor circulation, sore throat, tonsillitis, PMS, menopausal problems, stress and neuralgia. It's reputation as an extremely versatile essential oil is well documented.

Rose geranium blends well with most citrus oils as well as Basil, Citronella, Clary Sage, Jasmine, Lavender, Neroli, and Rosemary.

Specific Cautions

Avoid in the first trimester of pregnancy. Possibility of skin irritation, should be used in moderation. Not for those with epilepsy or those subject to seizures.

References

Information about this essential oil came from the following sources:

  1. Worwood, Valerie Ann. The Fragrant Pharmacy. (Toronto: Bantam Books, 1990)
  2. Davis, Patricia. Aromatherapy: An A-Z. (United Kingdom: Saffron Walden, 1988)
  3. Tisserand, Robert and Tony Balacs. Essential Oil Safety. (Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 1995)

Note and Disclaimer

The information and opinions provided here are for general educational purposes only and do not replace medical advice. It is your responsibility to consult a suitably qualified medical practitioner to ensure that you will not have any medical problems from any of our products.

Product Specifications

Botanical Name: Pelargonium graveolens
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Appearance: Clear liquid
Solubility in Oil: Soluble
Solubility in Water: Insoluble
Solubility in Alcohol: Soluble
Safety Information: Please read the safety information associated with this product carefully.
More Information: A MSDS sheet is available for this product.