Pelargonium graveolens

Origin: Egypt
Family: Geraniaceae
Part used: Flowers and leaves

A herbaceous evergreen perennial indigenous to the warm temperate and tropical areas of the world, with many found in southern Africa. A flowering plant originally grown for its beauty, it has become very important in therapeutics and the manufacture of perfume due to its fresh and lively scent. Historically it has been used to treat intestinal problems, wounds and respiratory ailments. It is also prized for its benefits to any skin type and its harmonising properties.
Fragrance notes
Fresh, green and slightly peppery, the fragrance is sweetly floral, earthy and herbaceous.

Blending notes
Blends well with: Lavender True, Basil, Palmarosa, Cedarwood and all Citrus oils.
Geranium is a plant with an extensive tradition in healing. In ancient Egyptian medicine, it was reportedly used against cancer growths. It is said to have antibacterial, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties. It is considered a relaxant and decongestant to body tissues. It has been indicated in the treatment of depression, measles, chickenpox and mumps. It has general tonic qualities and has been utilised for various skin conditions, including eczema. It is also used to treat menstrual and menopausal complaints.

Please note: the traditional uses listed here are for reference only and should not be taken as recommendations for treatment, or cure, of any disease or medical condition. Therapeutic plant oils are used to support natural body processes towards improved health and wellbeing.
Cold sore
Place 1 drop directly on the area when the tingling sensation occurs. Repeat 3-4 times a day for 2-3 days.

Add 1-2 drops to your daily moisturiser to aid natural rejuvenation.

Menstrual phases
Add 7-10 drops to a bath, or to a compress on the small of the back, before sleep a few days before you expect menstruation. Repeat monthly as required. Therapeutic baths should not exceed 15 minutes.

Apply 1-2 drops directly to the affected area - prior to discolouration if possible. Repeat for several days. This oil can also be blended 50/50 with Lavender True for the same purpose.
Safety considerations
Safe when used as directed. Safe to use with other medication when necessary. If accidentally ingested do not induce vomiting, follow with olive oil or milk and seek advice from a health specialist. Avoid contact with eyes - flush with water. Keep out of reach of children.

Please note: Therapeutic plant oils are used to support natural body processes for optimum health and wellbeing. The information here is NOT meant as a recommendation to cure any medical condition or disease.
Key ingredients
100% pure Pelargonium graveolens, distilled flowers, Egypt
Key component
Citronellol, Geraniol, Citronellyl formiate, Linalool, Guaiadiene, Isomenthone