Aromatic description: Herbaceous, green, floral, sweet, dry
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Part of plant: Flower / leaf
Main chemical components: Citronellol, citronellil formate, geraniol
Promotes the appearance of clear and healthy skin
Naturally repels insetcos
Gives hair a vibrant, healthy glow
Calms nerves and decreases feelings of stress
A member of the Pelargonium genus of flower species, geraniums are cultivated for their beauty and as a staple of the perfume industry. Although there are more than 200 different varieties of Pelargonium flowers, only a few are used as essential oils.
Use of geranium essential oil goes back to ancient Egypt, when the Egyptians used geranium oil to beautify the skin and other benefits. In the Victorian era, fresh geranium leaves were placed on formal dining tables as decorative pieces and consumed as a fresh sprig if desired; in fact, the edible leaves and flowers of the plant are often used in desserts, cakes, jellies and teas.
As an essential oil, geranium has been used to promote the appearance of clear skin and healthy hair - making it ideal for skin care products and hair.
It also helps to calm the nerves and lessen the feelings of stress.
Geranium is also known to naturally repel insects.