Name: Geranium, Pelargonium graveolens/roseum/odorantissimum/capitatum
Manufacturer: Holisticshop.co.uk - Professional quality oils
Size: 10 ml
Concentration: 100% concentrated and pure
Deliciously sweet-scented yet capable of naturally purifying the body, profound emotional healing and sensual arousal
About Geranium Essential Oil: Hard to believe that something so fragrant could possess such potency. As one of the few oils with the ability to both uplift and sedate, trust geranium to come to the rescue for all your emotional concerns. On a physical level this oil balances, regulates, decongests and detoxifies, while boosting your immune system. It is also a marvelous skin treatment.
Description of Aroma: Delightfully fresh, yet strong and heavy, this distinctive scent is flowery, almost rose-like with subtle minty overtones. Often described as a 'green' scent, it can almost be too overpowering when pure, but is just heavenly when diluted.
Ruling Planet: Venus
Properties Beneficial To The Mind, Emotions And Spirit: Renowned for being special 'women's oil' geranium works profoundly on the emotions. Acting as a nerve tonic for the whole nervous system it balances and uplifts, helping you to cope with fear and depression, while its sedative effects calm anxiety and nervous tension - including pre-menstrual symptoms - putting your mind back into balance. (Few oils are both sedative and uplifting, another example is bergamot.)
This evocative oil calms stress through its action on the adrenal cortex - useful for pain which is of a nervous rather than physical origin. Its aromatic influence might help you release negative memories and stimulate sensual feelings.
Interestingly, experimental clinics in Azbajian found geranium successful in treatment for emotional stability and balancing blood pressure.
Of Interest: Old herbal texts talk about Geranium, or 'Herb Robert' (geranium robertianum), however the plants used for oil production are actually pelargonium, also known as 'lemon plant', and not the brightly coloured geraniums so often growing profusely in country gardens and displayed frequently in Greek restaurants.
Historically, geranium oil has been used in skin care remedies, to treat wounds, cholera, bone fractures and tumours - the ancients believed its power would eliminate cancers. In native Africa the herb teas was drunk to cure stomach upsets and stop internal bleeding. Throughout the centuries people have cultivated the plants around their homes to keep evil spirits at bay.
Commercial production of geranium oil began in France, in the early 19th century. The first species was probably pelargonium capitatum, which still grows wild today. Widely used in the production of perfumes and cosmetics, it can be made to imitate many fragrances and is often used to 'stretch' the much more expensive oil of rose.
An interesting note is that Dr. Simone Vetrano, of the Sciacca Institute of Marine Biology, has detected anticoagulant properties in pelagonium leaves.
Properties Beneficial To The Physical Body: Geranium has numerous diverse uses, including balancing and regulating the hormonal system - invaluable during menstruation and menopause or for endometriosis and fertility problems. It has a decongesting effect by helping the process of elimination and clearing out toxins. This may help with disorders of the liver, urinary and circulatory systems - it has a stabilizing effect on blood pressure.
Other uses include helping relieve throat and mouth infections, diabetes, plus uterine and breast cancer - if nothing else it certainly helps patients relax and cope with the pain. This oil also stimulates the lymphatic system, keeping infections at bay and promoting speedy healing. Its ability to revitalize tissue helps heal wounds, frostbite, chilblains and inflamed skin disorders such as eczema, acne and shingles, and gives a radiant glow to any complexion and skin type. Its cleansing and balancing effect on the production of sebum is beneficial to numerous skin disorders. It is also believed to slow the aging process!
Geranium Oil Blending Suggestions: While absolutely delightful on its own, geranium is one of the few oils that mixes well in almost any combination - you really can't go wrong! It is particularly lovely with blends incorporating citrus and citrus-scented oils, such as bergamot, lime, citronella, grapefruit, orange, neroli and petitgrain. If you want a real treat, geranium and rose is simply gorgeous.
Alternative Suggestions For Use: Geranium makes a very relaxing, refreshing and heavenly scented bath oil. It is also an effective and aromatic insect repellent, particularly for mosquitos.
Essential Safety Precautions: This oil may irritate sensitive skins. If you are using it as a sedative, initially use with caution as it may cause restlessness in some people, preventing sleep. Do not use during pregnancy as it regulates the hormone system, and avoid if you have hypoglycemia.
Do not use essential oils undiluted or take internally without the guidance of a qualified practitioner. The information contained here is for general interest and is not intended to replace medical diagnosis or treatment.
More About Our Own Brand Oils
We take great pride in the quality of our essential oil range.
Originally the Holisticshop range of essential oils went under the name of Windflowers. This company was founded by a qualified aromatherapist, selling high quality oils to shops and aromatherapists throughout UK and the world. In 2003 the opportunity came up for Holisticshop to buy Windflowers, which we did. This acquisition has meant that since this time Holisticshop customers have been able to buy high quality oils at the price professional aromatherapists would expect to pay.
Lower quality oils are available on the market but we continue to pick the best quality source for every oil. For example our lavender oil is "High Alpine" lavender from Mount Ventoux in the Pyrennes and the ylang ylang is the "complete" oil, not the ylang ylang II or III which come from a different stage in the distillation process. In the current climate essential oil prices on the open market have risen quite dramatically and some sellers are cutting quality. We have maintained quality, bought well and kept as competitive as always.
We do not buy anonymous drums of essential oils on the open market and we do not redistill lower quality oils to remake a “scientifically” higher grade oil that does not smell great (this happens sometimes with ylang ylang). We know the country and the growers of all our oils. Please be assured by the care we take with making sure our oils are great quality. You will smell the difference.
* They are non-adulterated and are as produced at the still
* We specify the country of origin for each oil
* Each oil has been independently tested by French chemist
* Our essential oils are not blended unless we say specifically say so
* No middlemen - straight from soil to bottle
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