Amour Natural

Rose Geranium Essential Oil

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Geranium is used to lift one’s spirits and reduce tension. It is commonly used in skincare to boost skin health and clear sluggish looking skin.


Amour's Rose Geranium is from the genuine plant Pelargonium graveolens.
Be cautious of geranium that may be sold as 'rose geranium' but actually comes from the Pelargonium odoratissimum plant. This oil gets it rose aroma from being distilled over rose petals. It is cheaper but it is a mock-rose geranium plant.  

Aroma
Egyptian Geranium has a slightly earthy apple aroma and Rose Geranium has a more rose-like aroma.

The plant

Geranium has about 700 different varieties, one of which is Pelargonium graveolens. The shrub originates from South Africa and is grown there and in areas of Europe. The different growing conditions result in a different aroma.

The extraction

The oil is extracted from the leaves and stalks by the process of steam distillation.

History
Ancient folklore encouraged people to plant geranium around their homes to keep evil spirits at bay. It wasn’t until the early 19th Century when the French began the commercial production of geranium oil, since then its popularity has spread far and wide.

Chemical constituents

Geranic (Acid), Geranoil, Citronellol, Linalool, Myrtenol, Terpineol, Citral (Aldehyde), Methone
(Ketone), Eugeno (Phenol), Sabinene (Terpene).

Blending

Geranium blends well with bergamot, cedarwood, citronella, clary sage, jasmine, lavender, lime, neroli, petitgrain, rosemary and sandalwood.