Profile for Geranium Rose Essential Oil

Featured Oil : Premium Egyptian Geranium Rose essential oil

Botanical Name :  Pelargonium graveolens roseum

Geranium Rose is a shrub that is native to parts of Africa. It grows to a height of 5 feet and produces velvety green leaves and fragrant, pale pink to white flowers.  

Geranium Rose   

     Geranium Rose essential oil is steam distilled from the delicate flowers, and has a fresh, sweet, citrus-rose scent.  The oil is inhaled or diffused and is widely used in topical products for problem skin care, bath, deodorants, and wound healing.  It is a popular oil used in natural perfume making.  Geranium is an important oil year round, but because of its' antidepressant properties, I like to promote its' use in winter.  I explore several of Geranium's valuable properties below.

     Anti-anxiety, antidepressant : Fragrant influences of Geranium Rose essential oil include mood and stress management.  It helps reduce depression and anxiety, and can reduce tension headache.  You can experience the fragrant therapeutic effects of Geranium oil through diffusion, on diffuser jewelry or nasal inhaler, or from any topical product scented with the oil.

    Especially  For Women :  Geranium Rose essential oil promotes hormone regulation, and may help reduce premenstrual tension and support peri-menopausal symptoms.

     Skin Care : Geranium Rose is a classic skin care oil in aromatherapy.  It is soothing to inflamed skin and its' antiseptic, astringent and wound healing qualities make it an excellent choice for acne, eczema and psoriasis care.  Geranium's astringent and diuretic properties also make it a perfect addition to skin toners and facial creams for mature skin, helping to firm the skin and reduce puffiness.  This oil promotes circulation and can help reduce fluid retention.  Try it in your favorite DIY skin care recipe, add it to one of our unscented products, or try TIMELESS Geranium Rose Herbal Tea Lotion.  Start with adding 3 - 4 drops to 1 ounce of product, then add more if desired.  Do not use Geranium Rose essential oil full strength on your skin.


     Bath and Body Oils : For a fragrant bath, add 4-6 drops of Geranium Rose essential oil to 1 ounce of milk or carrier oil, like golden jojoba or sweet almond.  Pour the mixture under the running water and enjoy !   After bath, add 1-2 drops to a Tablespoon of your favorite natural oil for a delightfull body oil.  Or try TIMELESS Luxury Geranium Rose Bath and Body Oil.

     Wound healing :  Geranium Rose essential oil promotes wound healing and reduces bruising.  It can be added to salves or ointments for application to closed wounds.  Do not apply to open or infected wounds except under the supervision of a professional trained in aromatherapy.

     Natural perfumes and deodorants :  Geranium adds a sweet, citrus floral twist to a natural perfume or deodorant.  It is commonly classified as a middle note, with an odor intensity of 3.  Geranium Rose blends well with :  Black Pepper, Benzoin, Bergamot, Roman Chamomile, Clary Sage, Clove, Cypress, Sweet Fennel, Frankincense, Ginger, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang .


Geranium Rose Essential Oil Properties :  Anti-anxiety, antidepressant, antiseptic, astringent, cicatrisant, cytophylactic, diuretic, deodorant, hemostatic, insect repellent, styptic, tonic, vermifuge, vulnerary,  stimulating in large doses. 

Safety :   Non-toxic, non-irritating, non-sensitizing. Do not use during pregnancy or while breast feeding.  May irritate highly sensitive skin. 

References :

Battaglia, SalvatoreThe Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition2003The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Brisbane, Australia

Green, MindyNatural Perfumes, 1999. Interweave Press, Loveland, CO.

Halpern, Georges M., M.D., Ph.D., Weverka, Peter, The Healing Trail: Essential Oils of Madagascar, 2003, Basic Health Publications, Inc., North Bergen, NJ.


Written by : Ramona Meers,  January 2018


Notice : This information is for educational purposes only. It has not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease, and should not take the place of evaluation by a qualified health professional. 

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