Rose Geranium Essential Oil
Rose Geranium essential oil is native to South Africa and is presently cultivated in Europe, Central America, Egypt, India, Japan and the Congo.
Rose-Geranium oil is extracted from the plant with the botanical name Pelargonium roseum.
There are also other species of geranium which yield essential oils.
Rose geranium oil has been used as far back in history as ancient Egypt.
They used rose geranium oil against tumors.
What does rose geranium essential oil smell like?
Rosy with an earthy, smooth and dry aroma with a hint of citrus flavours.
Which part of the plant provides the oil?
The flowers and leaves.
Where has this rose geranium essential oil been sourced from?
This particular certified organic rose geranium essential oil originates from India.
How is rose geranium essential oil extracted?
Rose geranium oil is extracted by steam distillation.
This involves using steam from boiling water to extract the essential oil from the plant.
The heat from the steam causes the plant’s cell walls to open allowing the essential oil to be released.
What other oils blend well with rose geranium essential oil?
Rose geranium oil blends well with basil, bergamot, clary sage, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lime, marjoram, neroli, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, rosemary sandalwood and vetivert.
How can I benefit from rose geranium oil?
Not only is rose geranium a popular house plant, rose geranium essential oil has been used for conditions such as dysentery, urinary infections and haemorrhoids as it reduces inflammation and can stop bleeding.
It has good detoxifying properties too so it can be helpful for those with cellulite deposits and for eliminating toxins.
Rose geranium is a good balancing oil, it has mood uplifting properties if used in large amounts and is also known for it’s relaxing effects if used in small amounts.
It is useful for women with menopausal issues and premenstrual tension.
It is also known to be a very aromatic insect repellent.
Are there precautions I should know about?
Should not be used during pregnancy as it regulates female hormones. It may irritate sensitive skin.