General Description: Geraniums are perennial shrubs, pink flowers, that can be harvested several times a year. 700 varieties but only about 10 used for oil – normal garden geranium has too low a yield for oil production. The aroma can differ considerably depending on the variation used, where it is grown and what time of year it was harvested. Geranium oil has a very strong initial aroma and its colour can range from clear to amber. Our geranium bourbon essential oil can be considered a benchmark for high quality; its aroma is richer, fuller, more intense and longer lasting than our Egyptian Geranium which is a more economical alternative. It also has stronger therapeutic properties. Which one you choose is really down to personal taste and application. This is our organic geranium oil. Botanical Family: Geraniaceae
Commonly associated with: Balancing, Calming, Relaxing, Antiseptic, Astringent. Geranium oil has traditionally been considered a women’s oil and has been used for maintaining a feeling of balance during the menstrual cycle, post-natal period and menopause. Applied through massage or in a cream or lotion, geranium id detoxifying and may improve the appearance of cellulite. In skincare, geranium oil helps to balance sebum production and is particularly suited to oily and combinations skin and hair types. It is good for blocked pores, congested, sluggish and dull skin. It should be diluted well as strong concentrations may cause irritation. Emotionally geranium essential oil is very balancing and may bring respite from feelings of tension or sadness.
|Common Name:||Geranium Bourbon|
|Botanical Name:||Perlargonium Graveolens|
|Scent:||Floral, Fruity, Sweet, Rosy|
|Extraction Method:||Steam Distilled|
|Country of Origin:||Reunion Islands|
|Plant Part Used:||Flowers & Leaves|
|Appearance:||Colourless/Pale Yellow, Thin|
|Blends well with:||Basil, bergamot, carrot seed, cedarwood, citronella, clary sage, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lime, neroli, orange, rosemary, melissa|
|Main Constituents:||Citronellol, Geraniol, Linalool, Citronellyl formate, somenthone|
All our essential oils and absolutes are…
• 100% Pure, natural and unadulterated
• Suitable for use by home users and professionals alike
• Suitable for use in diffusers, oil burners, massage and skin care products
• Supplied in dark glass bottles to protect from light
• Fitted with a tamper evident lid and dropper
• Labelled with the common name, botanical name, country of origin, batch code and best before date
• Fully traceable to source
• SDS, allergen declaration and Certificate of Analysis available for download
Using Your Oil Safely & Effectively
• Keep out of the reach of children and animals
• Always dilute before applying to the skin. The safe percentage is different for each oil so should be checked.
• Do not take internally – whilst there is scope for the internal use of essential oils, this should only be done by a trained practitioner.
• Keep away from the eyes and seek medical advice if undiluted essential oil gets in the eye
• Remember, essential oils are potent and only a little is needed
• We recommend that you read our Basic Guide to Using Essential Oils which you can find in our Information Hub
The Medicines act requires that, as vendors of essential oils, we do not say anything that could be interpreted as a medical claim. This means we cannot suggest that essential oils help, alleviate or cure any disease, disorder or medical condition, even very minor conditions like headaches, colds or congestion. Nor can we inform you of any traditional remedial uses of essential oils.
Scientific research is being carried out into the properties of essential oils but as, like wine, the oils vary from batch to batch, the findings can only be applied to the specific batch tested. This means that in the EU, essential oils cannot be licensed to make remedial claims in relation to a specific disease or adverse condition of the body of mind.
We do want you to be as informed as possible when using our essential oils and therefore would suggest that you do your own research either through an accredited aromatherapy course or using reliable books by industry recognised experts Robert Tisserand, Len Price or Shirley Price. The Aromatherapy Trade Council operate a voluntary code of conduct which we abide by and they are a good source of information. Aromatherapists registered with the IFPA may also be able to offer you advice. Please be wary of information you find on the internet as it is mostly unregulated and often promotes unsafe practices and makes unsubstantiated claims.
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