Latin name: Pelargonium graveolens
Source country: China, Egypt
Appearance: Light green thin liquid
Aroma: Extremely strong aroma, rose, minty, sweet.
Derivation: Steam distillation of the flowers, stalks and leaves of the pelargonium
plant. The yield is very low at 0.2%
Chemicals: This type of pelargonium is also called rose geranium. It contains many
chemicals found in rose oils. Geraniol, geranyl acetate and butyrate, linalool, and
citronellol are all present as well as typical terpenoids found in essential oils.
Uses: Rose geranium is used in the perfume industry and is used on its own as a perfume.
It is used in the making of alkali soaps since it is one of the few oils whose aroma does not
break down in the manufacture of the soaps. It is used for oily skins and helps to improve
circulation. It is an antidepressant and is used for menopausal problems. It is an analgesic
and anti-inflammatory. It is used in aromatherapy as a balancing oil helping to balance
hormonal imbalances. It is a sedative and is uplifting and can be used to aid concentration.
Note: As with all pure essential oils, dilute appropriately with a suitable carrier oil
before using on the skin. Do not take essential oils internally