Rose Geranium – Pelargonium graveolens var. roseum
In early times geraniums were planted around the house to help keep evil spirits at bay
As the name implies, many of the chemical constituents are similar to that of Rose essential oil. While it should not be mistaken as an alternative to Rose, it does have some of the Rose floral notes in a base that is both sweet and herbaceous.
Blends Well With
Angelica, Basil, Bergamot, Carrot seed, Cedarwood, Citronella, Clary Sage, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Lime, Neroli, Orange and Rosemary.
Used for conditions such as dysentery, haemorrhoids, inflammations, metrorrhagia (uterine bleeding at irregular intervals, particularly between the expected menstrual periods). It can significantly reduce pain that follows shingles. It is excellent for all skin types where it balances the secretion of sebum to clear sluggish and oily skins, keeping the skin supple, while the antiseptic and cicatrisant properties make this oil an effective aid to help with burns, wounds, ulcers and other skin problems. It has a greatly stimulating effect on the lymphatic system so helps to detoxify the body and is useful in treating PMS as well as balancing vaginal secretion and heavy periods. It has a general diuretic effect on the body and balances the water systems in the body. It is useful for treating jaundice, gall stones and can also be used for restraining nose bleeds and haemorrhaging.
In a diffuser, Rose Geranium oil can be used to help relieve stress, mild depression, PMS, anxiety and tension, menopausal problems and for general energizing.
Diluted to 1% or less as a massage oil or in the bath Rose Geranium oil can be used to assist with PMS, depression, stress, anxiety and tension, fluid retention, oedema, eczema, shingles, cellulite, bruises, ringworm, haemorrhoids and menstrual irregularities.
Rose Geranium oil has a balancing effect on the nervous system and relieves depression and anxiety, while lifting the spirits and making the world an easier place to live in. It has a balancing effect on the adrenal cortex and is great for relieving stress.
GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe) Non-toxic, non-irritant and generally non-sensitizing, though it can cause sensitivity in some people and due to the fact that it balances the hormonal system, it should be avoided during pregnancy.
Citronellol, Geraniol, Linalool, Citronellyl formate, Isomenthone, 10-epi-y-Eudesmol, Geranyl formate, Geranyl butyrate, Geranyl tiglate, ß-Caryophyllene, Guaia-6,9-diene, Germacrene D, Geranyl propionate, (Z)-Rose oxide, 2-Phenylethyl butyrate
- Essential oils can be powerful so to avoid all risks do not use during pregnancy.
- Keep away from clothing or articles which may be affected by oil-based products.
- Use sparingly and no more than 4 times per day.
- Gluten, peanut and dairy free.
- Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
- If you are using existing medication, please consult your doctor before using any complementary products and check for pharmaceutical interactions by accessing this page https://www.drugs.com/drug-interactions.html
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