Geranium Essential Oil

Geranium Essential Oil

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Geranium Essential Oil

Active Ingredient:  Citronellol: 25%, Geraniol: 15%

Botanical Name: Pelargonium x asperum

Plant Part: Leaves & Flowers      Extraction Method: Steam Distilled        Origin: Egypt

Description: Geranium is a hairy perennial shrub, often used in hedgerows, and stands up to about one meter high (3 feet) with pointed leaves, serrated at the edges and has pinkish-white flowers. The leaves and stalks are used for extraction, and the oil is obtained through steam distillation.

Color: Pale yellow to greenish yellow liquid     Consistency: Thin

Aromatic Scent: Geranium Egyptian Essential Oil has a scent that is both sweet and herbaceous, while carrying some subtle notes similar in character to Rose.

Note: Middle

Strength of Aroma: Strong

Blends well with:  Basil, Bergamot, Citronella, Clary Sage, Fennel, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Neroli, and Nutmeg.

Common Uses: Geranium Egyptian Essential Oil is well known for its skincare properties. It can be used to even out oily or combination skin complexions and is said to nourish and re-hydrate dry and mature skin. Geranium Egyptian can also be used to calm irritability, relax the mind and ease cases of insomnia. The strong smell of this oil is particularly good to ward off mosquitoes and head lice.

History: There are over 200 species of geranium, some scented and some not. The plants originated from South Africa as well as Reunion, Madagascar, Egypt and Morocco. They were introduced to European countries such as Italy, Spain and France in the 17th century. In early times geraniums were planted around the house to help keep evil sprits at bay.

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Cautions and Guidelines for the Use of Essential Oils

 Essential Oils are in very high concentrations and should never be ingested as stated by the governing bodies

 Essential Oils have the potential to cause severe skin sensitivities and should be appropriately diluted with a suitable carrier oil before application to the skin. This includes using essential oils in a bath as water and bath salts are not a suitable dilution method for essential oils

Avoid getting essential oils into eyes, ears, nose and other body openings, if essential oils does get into eyes, ears, nose or other body opening flush with milk, if stinging persists seek medical attention

If you are medically compromised or taking multiple medications consult with your healthcare practitioner prior to use

If you are pregnant or lactating consult with your healthcare practitioner prior to use

Prior to using Essential Oils with infants, children, the elderly or persons whom are ill consult your medical practitioner

All Essential Oils should be kept out of reach of children and pets

If you suspect a child or pet has ingested essential oils immediately contact poison control

Do not use essential oils directly on your pet, do not let your pet ingest any essential oil, do not enclose your pet with any type of diffuser, observe your pet for any difficulty breathing

For further information regarding the use of essential oils around pets please contact your Veterinarian

Citrus essential oils can increase sun sensitivity avoid use within 12 hours of sun or sunbed exposure

If an essential oil is oxidised appearing cloudy it can cause increased skin sensitivity

Oxidised essential oils may be used in diffusers or cleaning purposes

All information provided is for educational purposes and not as medical advice

 

For further information regarding the safe use of essential Oils visit the listed websites:

Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists  https://www.cfacanada.com/

National Aromatherapy Holistic Association    https://naha.org/

Alliance of International Aromatherapists  https://www.alliance-aromatherapists.org/

British Columbia Alliance Of Aromatherapy http://bcaoa.org/

Canadian Veterinary Medical Association

https://www.canadianveterinarians.net/documents/cats-and-essential-oils