Geranium essential oil is the closest essential oil to rose essential oil in terms of its active ingredients. It is a heart note just like rose essential oil. A member of the Pelargonium genus of flower species, geraniums are grown as a staple of the perfume industry. While there are over 200 different varieties of Pelargonium flowers, only a few are used as essential oils.
The use of geranium essential oil dates back to ancient Egypt, where the Egyptians used geranium oil for skin beautification and other benefits. In the Victorian era, fresh geranium leaves were placed on formal dining tables as decorative pieces and consumed as a fresh twig if desired; in fact, the edible leaves and flowers of the plant are often used in desserts, cakes, jams, and teas. Geranium oil has been used to promote the appearance of clear skin and healthy hair – making it ideal for skin and hair care products. Geranium oil also helps to calm the nerves and reduce feelings of stress. Geranium oil is also known to naturally repel insects.
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser or censer of your choice.
Topical use: If you want to use essential oils for your skin, dilute them with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. For carrier oil options suitable for your skin, you can visit the "carrier oils" section of our website.
herbaceous, flower, sweet
Flower / Leaf