Essential Oil: Geranium (Rose) Oil

Geranium (Rose) Essential Oil

 

Botanical Name: Pelargonium graveolens

Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled

Parts Used: Flowers and leaves

Note Classification: Middle

Aroma: Heavy, sweet, floral

Largest Producing Countries: Egypt, Spain, France, and Italy

Traditional Use: Throughout history geranium has been known as a powerful wound healer. It has been utilized medicinally and in the fragrance industry.

Properties: Analgesic, antibacterial, antidepressant, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, cicatrizant, deodorant, diuretic, emmenagogue, hepatic, insecticide, regenerative, rubefacient, sedative, styptic, tonic, vasoconstrictor, vermifuge, vulnerary

Benefits: Acne, anxiety, broken capillaries, bruises, burns, circulatory disorders, cuts, cystitis, depression, dermatitis, diabetes, diarrhea, eczema, fluid retention, hemorrhoids, herpes, insect bites, lymphatic congestion, menopause, neuralgia, ringworm, shingles, sore throats, stabilize emotions, tonsillitis, ulcers, wounds. The antidepressant and emotional stabilizing effects of this oil can be used in many ways. Diffuse into the air, or make a room spray that you can spray as needed. You can also add the oil to a full, hand, or foot bath.

Blends Well With: Bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, clove, cypress, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lemon, mandarin, neroli, palmarosa, patchouli, peppermint, rose, rosemary, sandalwood, ylang ylang

Of Interest: Geranium leaves can be used in jams and jellies. The oil can be used in baking. A couple of drops may be added while making sugar cookies. The aroma fills the house while you are baking and adds flavor to the cookies.

Safety Data: Avoid while pregnant. May cause skin irritation.

 

I have always wanted to try rose essential oil. I havent gotten that chance yet, but it will come. I think it would make a pretty perfume scent.

 

info Source: Mountain Rose Herbs

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