Geranium Rose, Organic
Therapeutic, Organic Rose Geranium essential oil
Botanical name : Pelargonium graveolens roseum
Extraction method / Source : Steam Distillation / Flowers
Aroma : Fresh, sweet, citrus-rose
Note classification : Middle Odor Intensity : 3
Key constituents : Citronellol 27.5%, geraniol 18.0%, linalool, citronellyl formate, iso-methone, geranyl formate (Current Certificate of Analysis available upon request)
Shelf Life: 3 years or longer, if stored in an airtight container away from heat and light.
Plant description : Botanical family : Geraniaceae 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 pale pink to white flowers.
Regions of Production : Egypt
Growing Practices : Organically farmed. Plants are tested for purity after harvest.
Properties : Anti-anxiety, antidepressant, antiseptic, astringent, cicatrisant, cytophylactic, diuretic, deodorant, hemostatic, insect repellent, styptic, tonic, vermifuge, vulnerary, stimulating in large doses. Please refer to the Glossary for terms which may be new to you.
Uses / Benefits : Helps reduce depression and anxiety, and can reduce tension headache. Insect repellent. Helpful in treating acne, eczema and psoriasis, soothes inflamed, irritated skin, promotes wound healing and reduces bruising, helps reduce cellulite. Promotes circulation and helps reduce fluid retention. Promotes hormone regulation, may help reduce premenstrual tension and support perimenopausal symptoms.
Modes of Administration : Topical : massage, compress, skin care, bath, ointments. Inhalation: direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer.
Fragrant influences: Helps alleviate anxiety, antidepressant
Safety : Non-toxic, non-irritating, non-sensitizing. Do not use during pregnancy or while breast feeding. May irritate highly sensitive skin.
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
History / Fun Facts :
Battaglia, Salvatore, The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition, 2003. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Brisbane, Australia
Halpern, Georges M., M.D., Ph.D., Weverka, Peter, The Healing Trail: Essential Oils of Madagascar, 2003, Basic Health Publications, Inc., North Bergen, NJ.
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