Rose Geranium Essential Oil
Rose Geranium is a flowering plant native to South Africa.
- Botanical Family: Geraniaceae
- Part of Plant Used: Leaves/Flowering Tops
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Variations: Rose Geranium is related to Geranium and Geranium Bourbon.
- Chemistry: Rose Geranium is comprised of monoterpenes (a-pinene, myrcene, menthone, limonene), monoterpene alcohols (linalool, citronellol, geraniol) and esters (geranyl acetate, geranyl butyrate).
- Nervous System: soothes nervousness and stress and is uplifting for anxiety and depression
- Reproductive: can be used to quell the symptoms of PMS and as an aphrodisiac
- Skin: benefits dry and oily skin types and helps with minor wound healing
- Scent Profile: mid note with a citrusy, rose aroma
- Longevity: The aroma of Rose Geranium can last up to 100-200 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Floral
- Blends well with: Angelica Root, Basil, Bergamot, Carrot Seed, Cedarwood, Citronella, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Galbanum, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Juniper Berry, Laurel, Lavender, lime, Mandarin, Myrrh, Neroli, Sweet Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Rose, Roman Chamomile, Rosemary, Sandalwood
- May contraindicate diabetic drugs.
Products Using Rose Geranium Essential Oil
- Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin. A Pathfinder Book Reprint Edition, 2017.
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.