Oil Summary: India Rose 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. India Rose Geranium 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. India Rose Geranium Oil 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. It 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.
Botanical Name: Pelargonium Graveolens L. Hers
Plant Origin: India
Processing Method: Steam distillation
Plant Part: Leaves
Odor and Color: 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 rose.
Blends well with: Juniper, Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Helichrysum, Neroli, Clove, Cinnamon, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Lavender, Bergamot, Rosemary, Jasmine and Cypress.
Contraindication: Though good-quality geranium oil is generally well-tolerated, you should exercise caution if you know you have hypersensitive skin. Always heed recommended dilution ratios, and do not use if pregnant or breast feeding as no safety guidelines have been established.