Rose Geranium Oil

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Geranium Rose (Pelargonium Roseum) is a perennial plant that grows from 1 to 2 feet high. Its essential oils are extracted by steam distillation from leaves, stalks, and flowers.  The scent is best described as rosy-sweet and it blends well with lavender, citrus oils, neroli, and sandalwood.

Rose Geranium essential oil possesses properties of antidepressant, antihemorrhagic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, cicatrizant, deodorant, diuretic, fungicidal, hemostatic, stimulant (adrenal cortex), styptic, tonic, vermifuge, vulnerary. It is used in all kinds of cosmetic products such as soaps, lotions, creams, and perfumes.

Historically, Pelargonium Roseum oil has been used for conditions such as dysentery, hemorrhoids, inflammations, metorrhagia, and menorrhagia (excessive blood loss during menstruation)Used for piles and internal bleeding. It is excellent as an injection for flooding and leucorrhoea and taken internally for diarrhea, children's cholera, chronic dysentery; a good gargle.

The leaves are also used and give the greatest amount of tannins and should be collected before the plant seeds. Pelargonium Roseum oil blends well with lavender, patchouli, clove, rose, orange, sandalwood, jasmine, juniper, bergamot, and other citrus oils. It is a safe, non-toxic, non-irritant, and generally non-sensitizing ingredient for skin and hair care preparations.

Because rose geranium essential oil can be used in skincare for the following problems: acne, burns, dermatitis, and eczema. It is effective as a mosquito repellent and for oily complexions and wounds. As a fragrance rose geranium essential oil is a good substitute for the very expensive true rose essential oil.

Active ingredients (or INCI)

Pelargonium Roseum Leaf Oil
Pelargonium Roseum Stem Oil

About plant

This small, fragrant, full shrub is about 1 foot high and about 2 feet wide. The flowers are small mauve-pink and unscented. The leaves are heart-shaped and fuzzy and have a very intense rose scent. They bloom in summer and like full sun or light shade. There are more than 230 different scented geraniums but the rose-scented group is the most popular. Others for example are lemon geranium, peppermint geranium, and apple geranium. The fresh leaves can be added to jellies and fruit dishes for a mild flavor.