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|
|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|
|Method of Extraction||Steam Distilled|
|Blends well with||Cedarwood, Citronella, Clary sage, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Lime, Neroli, Orange, Petitgrain, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood|
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.
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.
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.