Geranium Essential Oil - Egypt
Botanical binomial: Pelargonium graveolens
Other names: Pelargonium Oil, Geranium, Aetheroleum Pelargonii
Country of Origin: Egypt
Part of plant used in production: Leaf, flower
Methods of production: Steam Distillation
Description: A short perennial shrub with small white to pink flowers and hairy stems. It can reach a height of up to 1.3m and a width of 1m.
Characteristics: Pelargonium graveolens has a sweet, leafy rose-like odour with a pale fruity-minty overtones. The oil is amber yellow to light yellow.
Properties: Antioxidant, both a sedative and a stimulant depending on the individual, antiseptic, astringent, deodorant, haemostatic, diuretic.
Constituents: Citronellol, Geraniol, Linalool.
Uses: Stimulating the lymphatic and immune systems, relieving premenstrual and menstrual tension, circulatory problems, general infections and eczema. Geraniums stimulating effect on the adrenal cortex is considered ideal for maintaining homeostasis in the body. It is also good for oily skin as it balances sebum.
Safety: For external use only. Should be diluted prior (at 10%) to skin application. Avoid contact with eyes and mouth. May cause skin irritation for some individuals, a skin patch test is recommended prior to use. Consult your healthcare professional before using essential oils during pregnancy.