EC Number: 290-140-0
Description and usage: Made by steam distillation of Geranium leaves and flowers. It has a greenish yellow color and a beautiful, strong scent with a floral aroma and a hint of mint. This uplifting oil has a great all-over balancing effect and this extends to the skin - where it helps to create balance between oily and dry skin, emotions - where it helps to relieve feelings of stress and anxiety, and the hormone system. The strong smell is particularly good to ward off mosquitoes and head lice and is good to relieve fluid retention and help fight cellulite. The therapeutic properties of Geranium Bourbon oil include the following as an astringent, hemostatic, diuretic, anti-depressant, tonic, anti-spasmodic.
Blends well with: basil, bergamot, citronella, clary sage, fennel, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, neroli, nutmeg.
Interesting facts: It is a hairy perennial shrub, often used in hedgerows, and stand up to about one meter high (3 feet) with pointed leaves, serrated at the edges and has pinkish-white flowers. The plants originated from South Africa as well as Reunion, Madagascar, Egypt and Morocco and were introduced to European countries such as Italy, Spain and France in the 17th century.
Warnings: Read the label carefully and follow the instructions for use. For external use only, not for ingestion. Do not use undiluted. Non-toxic, non-irritant. It can cause sensitivity in some people and due to the fact that it balances the hormonal system, it should be avoided during pregnancy.
Ingredients: Pelargonium Graveolens