Steam distillation of the stems and leaves of this commonly grown plant releases this intensely scented essential oil which has so many therapeutic uses: sweet and yet herbaceous, with some subtle rose-like notes. The geranium plant itself had, according to ancient folklore, the ability to ward off evil spirits!
If blending, then you’ll find that geranium is a good match with many herbaceous oils: basil, clary sage, rosemary and lavender are a few examples. Others which work well are citrusy bergamot, citronella, grapefruit, orange and lime. Neroli, carrot seed and cedarwood also make good companions.
|Botanical name||Pelargonium graveolens|
|Colour||Pale yellow green|
|Extraction method||Steam distillation|
|Strength of aroma||Strong|
|Aromatic scent||Geranium essential oil has a scent that is sweet and herbaceous with subtle notes similar to rose.|
|Blends well with||Geranium essential oil blends well with Neroli, Angelica, Bergamot, Basil, Cedarwood, Carrot seed, Grapefruit, Citronella, Clary Sage, Lavender, Jasmine, Orange, Lime and Rosemary.|
|Cautions||Geranium essenital oil is non-toxic, a non-irritant and generally non-sensitising. However it can cause sensitivity in some people and should be avoided during pregnancy due to it’s influence on the hormonal system.|