Botanical Name: Pelargonium graveolens
Synonym: Pelargonium odorantissimum, P.ororatissimum
Botanical Family: Geraniaceae
Country of Origin: South Africa, Spain, Morocco, Egypt, Italy
Plant Part: Leaves and flowers
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Characteristics: Floral, sweet, heavy, tangy
Analgesic, anticoagulant, antidepressant, antiseptic, astringent, cicatrizant, cytophylactic, diuretic, deodorant, maemostatic, hypoglycemiant, insecticide, styptic, tonic, vasoconstrictor, vulnerary.
α-pinene, myrcene, limonene, menthone, acetate, citronellol, geraniol, geranyl butyrate
Mind & Spirit:
- Relieves anxiety and depression
- Balances the nervous system
- Energising and yet relaxing.
- Regulates the hormonal system
- Good for wounds, bruises, eczema, burns, acne, broken veins and mature dry skin
- Clears the body of toxins
- Guards against fluid retention and swollen ankles
- Treats PMS and menopausal symptoms
- Maintains homeostasis of the body
Odour Intensity: 6
Blends well with:
Basil, Bay, bergamot, cedarwood, clary sage, frankincense, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lemon, lime, neroli, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, rosemary, rosewood, sandalwood, ylang ylang
For centuries geranium has been planted around homes to keep evil spirits at bay. It has been regarded as a great healing plant, used for wounds, tumours, cholera and fractures. Geranium is a fragrance often used in soaps and perfumes.