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BOTANICAL NAME Pelargonium x asperum

PARTS USED
Leaves

EXTRACTION METHOD
Steam distilled

NOTE CLASSIFICATION
Middle

AROMA & COLOR
Pale yellow to greenish yellow, minty-rosy odor

HISTORY
Geranium essential oil production was established initially in the early 19th century around Grasse in the South of France. Geranium essential oil production now centers predominantly around Upper Egypt, the Yunnan province of China and to a lesser extent in the Western Cape and surrounding provinces of South Africa, Morocco and India. Harvest is carried out on hot, dry days as harvesting wet plants too soon after rain or on humid days leads to poor oil recovery during distillation.

Common Uses

  • Wrinkle Reducer – minimizes the look of wrinkles because it tightens facial skin and slows down the effects of aging.
  • Muscle Toner – due to its astringent properties, Geranium oil helps in tightening and contracting muscles and can prevent your muscles and skin from sagging.
  • Helps in the Treatment of Skin Diseases – its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties helps curb bacterial infection in the skin and get rid of acne and pimples. Common skin infections such as eczema and dermatitis can also be treated by the application of geranium essential oil.
  • Promotes Healing – increases blood circulation right below the surface of the skin, to speed up the healing process of cuts, wounds and incisions. It also helps in fading the look of scars and other spots on the skin quickly.
  • Insect Repellent – a natural bug repellent, it also heals insect bites and stops itching

PRECAUTIONS Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. If pregnant or lactating, consult your healthcare practitioner before using. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test before using.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.