Geranium - Pelargonium graveolens

Geranium has a wonderful green, flowery aroma and is both uplifting and calming. It exerts a "balancing" effect on skin and is therefore useful for all skin types

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County of Origin Egypt
Botanical Family Geraniaceae
Therapeutic Properties Analgesic, anti-anxiety, anti-bacterial, anti-depressant, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, anti-viral, astringent, cicatrisant, deodorant, diuretic, tonic, vermifuge
Chemical Family Esters, Monoterpenols
Approx. Shelf Life 5 years
Plant Parts Leaves
Note Classification Middle
Method of Extraction Steam Distilled
Blends well with Cedarwood, Citronella, Clary sage, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Lime, Neroli, Orange, Petitgrain, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood

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History: Herbal history is very distorted because of the confusion in plant names. There are over 250 species of pelargonium and, as the common name implies, this is supposed to be geranium. However, the scientific name clearly tells you that it is not. Many medicinal uses in aromatherapy literature were originally taken from herbals on the geranium plant called Herb Robert (Geranium robertanium) and Cranesbill (G. maculatum).

Characteristics: A middle note with a strong aroma, Geranium Essential Oil has a stronger scent with a dry floral aroma.

Clinical Studies:

Indications: Used to purify, reduce cellulite, calm the nervous system (in small amounts), stimulant (in large amounts), uplift moods, reduce tension, lessen pain and inflammation, stimulate the adrenal glands, disinfect, repel insects, soothe bites. Stimulant of the adrenal cortex that balances and regulates hormones.

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Subtle Aromatherapy:

Mode of Administration: Aroma lamp, bath, compress, diffusor, inhaler, light bulb ring, lotion, massage, mist spray, perfume.

Safety: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.

 

References:
Battaglia, S.  The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2005
Tisserand R. Young R.  Essential Oil Safety, second edition.  Churchhill Livingstone, UK, 2013
Sheppard-Hanger S. The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual.  Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, USA, 2000
Caddy R. Essential Oils in Colour.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2005
Lawless J. The encyclopaedia of Essential Oils.  Element Books Limited, GB, 1992
Caddy R. the Essential Blending Guide.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2007
Weaver W.W. Sauer’s Herbal Cures.  Routledge, UK, 2001
World Wide Web Encyclopeadia Britannica. USA, 2014
Photos attribution – istock Photos
Safety Considerations:
        Do not take essential oils internally.
        Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
        Do not apply undiluted to skin (for directions on proper dilution refer to an aromatherapy text).
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        Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting a healthcare provider.
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        You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis.
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    Geranium - Pelargonium graveolens

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