Essential Oil Profile: Geranium

Geranium or Geranium Rose

Latin Name: Pelargonium graveolens, Pelargonium roseum 

Family: Geraniaceae

Plant Part: Flowering plant, leaves & stalks.

Method: Distillation

Note/Element: Note: Middle Element: Wood, Water.

Functional Groups: Alcohol, aldehyde, ester, ketone, oxide, sesquiterpene, terpene

Type: Balancing

Ayurvedic Dosha (Balances): Vata,Pitta, Kapha

Scent: Floral, sweet, rose-like, slightly herbaceous,minty,

For Skin Type: Oily, Normal, Dry

Cautions: Not during pregnancy

Physical Uses: Cramps, menstrual & menopause difficulties, cellulite, hemorrhoids, circulation, fluid retention, labor.

Mental/Emotional Uses: PMS, stress, depression, anxiety, tension, uplifting.

Other Uses: Perfumery, breast care, deodorant, mosquito repellent, skin care, tonic.

Blends Well With: Flower, Peel

Possible Substitutions: Clary Sage, Rose


Katherine Graf:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Foundation Level, 1999-2010.

Lawless, Julia, The Complete Illustrated Guide To Aromatherapy, Boston,MA, Element Books Limited, 1997, p.201.




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