Rose Geranium (Pelargonium roseum asperum) essential oil benefits
Rose Geranium or Geranium Bourbon essential oil has a very delicate floral aroma perfect to balance emotions. Like Geranium and Rose, it supports the endocrine system. Excellent in skincare for combination and mature skin types and it can be a good and more affordable substitution for Rose.
Rose Geranium is produced from a hybrid between Geranium and Rose; the oil obtained is very similar to Geranium, but Rose Geranium aroma is sweeter and softer, making this oil more suitable for use during pregnancy and for children. Like Geranium, it is an adrenal cortex stimulant and therefore is a hormone regulator. It is invaluable for period related problems from adolescence to menopause. Rose Geranium also stimulates the lymphatic system and has a tonic effect on the liver and kidneys. This oil is said to lift the spirits and balances emotions and when is diffused Rose Geranium creates a pleasant, positive atmosphere and is particularly indicated for emotional extremes.
Rose Geranium has nourishing, astringent, and cleansing properties recommended for supporting healthy skin, especially during adolescence (it balances sebum production).
Botanical Name: Pelargonium roseum asperum
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation from the leaves and stems
Origin: Madagascar, Reunion Island
Color: Yellowish green
Aroma: sweet, rosy, leafy
Blends well with: Rosemary, Lavender, Sweet Orange, Lemon, Bergamot, Clary sage, Jasmine, Sandalwood, Palmarosa
Therapeutic properties: Analgesic, antibacterial, antidepressant, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, deodorant, diuretic, emmenagogue, hepatic, insecticide, regenerative, rubefacient, sedative, styptic, tonic, vasoconstrictor, vermifuge, vulnerary
HOW TO USE
To calm nerves, promote sleep burn 2-3 drops every 5 hours (blended works best).
3-4 drops in the bath or 4-5 with a compress for period-related complaints. Very useful a few days before the period is due to limit PMS symptoms.
0.5% to max 1% added to cream bases
Do not apply undiluted Rose Geranium. Can cause headache and sneezing to migraine sufferers.