Geranium Essential Oil - Aceite Esencial de Geranio
Geranium Essential Oil - Aceite Esencial de Geranio is steam distilled from the whole herb pelargonium graveolens and originates mostly from Egypt, China, and South Africa. The Geranium essential oil is described as creating a fresh and sweet herbaceous floral aroma with a fruity note and the suggestion of Rose. The Geranium essential oil is described as thin oil having a pale yellow green color with the aroma considered a strong middle note by perfumers. Geranium blends well with Angelica, Basil, Bergamot, Carrot seed, Cedarwood, Citronella, Clary Sage, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Lime, Neroli, Orange, Patchouli, Rosemary, and Ylang-Ylang.
Geranium oil has long had a reputation as a versatile essential oil with many applications being well documented.
Botanical Name: Pelargonium graveolens L'Her.
Plant Part: Leaves & Flowers
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, pale yellow to greenish yellow liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A middle note with a strong aroma, Geranium Bourbon Essential Oil has a stronger scent with a dry floral aroma.
Blends With: Basil, Bergamot, Citronella, Clary Sage, Fennel, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Neroli and Nutmeg.
Product Abstract: Geranium plants originated in South Africa, Madagascar, Egypt and Morocco and were introduced to European countries in the 17th century. There are over 200 species of geranium, of which some are scented and some not. This Geranium Bourbon (Pelargonium graveolens) is a variety by the name of Pelargonium graveolens L. Her. Originally from the Cape, it is now cultivated in India and China. It produces a better quality oil that is used to extend Rose oils. The petals are used in gourmet jellies and confections, and the oil is widely used in scented topical applications.
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping), be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.