Oil Summary: Egyptian geranium oil is steam distilled from the flowers and leaves of Pelargonium spp., which is not quite the same as the perennial garden favorite we all know. Its heavy, sweet aroma induces calm, peaceful and spiritual feelings, and it is also prized as a wound healer. The common use of geranium oil is both medicinal and cosmetic; it presents as a nearly colorless, medium-weight liquid with a greenish tinge. It has a strong middle fragrance note that is very similar to a rose. Geranium essential oil contains several volatile compounds, which is what gives it its distinct fragrance. The main chemical components found in geranium essential oil are geraniol, myrcene, nerol, limonene, citronellal, isomenthone, and linalool. It cleans and purifies the air in a sick room, protects from airborne pathogens and is an effective treatment for many fungal infections. Aids in skin cell regeneration, tightens the skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps to improve muscle tone, which may also contribute to a younger appearance. It can reduce the appearance of cellulite when rubbed into problem areas, probably due to its diuretic properties. If you have recently experienced a dramatic weight loss, geranium oil can help tighten and smooth your skin, improving its overall appearance. Egyptian geranium oil promotes healthy hair and scalp, adding shine and vibrancy when added to shampoos or conditioners. It reduces oil and impurities on the surface of the skin. The regenerative effect of geranium oil helps to accelerate skin repair. It has been known to reduce the appearance of scars due to acne, surgical scars, and stretch marks.
Botanical Name: Pelargonium Graveolens
Plant Origin: Egypt
Processing Method: Steam distillation
Plant Part: Flowers & Leaves
Odor and Color: A light yellow to deep yellow liquid having a characteristic odor resembling rose
Contraindication: Undiluted essential oils can potentially cause severe skin irritation. Though highly tolerated by most people, there is always a risk. Keep essential oils away from children, and do not use geranium essential oil if you are pregnant or suspect you might be.