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Geranium (Pelargonium x asperum)


Geranium essential oil

Perlargonium x asperum (often referred to incorrectly as Pelargonium graveolens)

Undiluted, unadulterated, perfect for aromatherapy applications

Country of Origin – Egypt

Steam distilled from the leaves - wild crafted (unsprayed)

10 mL and 15 ml sizes available with safety dropper cap

GC/MS information

Linalool 5.00
Rose oxide 1.88
Menthone 1.58
Isomenthone 7.53
Citronellol 35.00
Geraniol 16.00
Citronellyl formate 8.63
Geranyl formate 3.18
Caryophyllene 2.79
Geranyl propionate 1.86
Germacrene D 2.17
Eudesmol<20-epi-gamma> 1.89
Geranyl tiglate 0.89

I've always read that the Bourbon Geranium was of a higher quality and usually the price is higher. However, when I compared the GC/MS of both essential oils, I found that I much preferred this Egyptian one - at least for this distillation. Our shipment is new (as of July 2017). Complete information coming soon as we add this to our blog and our Essential Oil Database. In the meantime, it appears that the price of Geranium essential oil has sky-rocketed! Not surprisingly, of course, due to political unrest in Egypt. This is one of my top favorites (okay there aren't a lot I don't like), but this one I could not be without - even more so than lavender. We use this in two of our best-selling and my favorite blends, our Mellow Me and our Enchanted Evening. We will hold off on raising the prices as much as we can as our stock holds out, and, hopefully, in the meantime the prices will stabilize. This is one of the few essential oils, however, other than rose, that has a high percentage of the chemical constituent Citronellol, so substitution isn't really an alternative in order to achieve what we are attempting to achieve with our blends. Lemongrass, according to some authorities, suggests that it has a large percentage of citronellol, but from the GC/MS reports I've viewed, that is very inconsistent and not something one could count on, plus the fragrance, although nice in its own right, is not suitable for the same purposes. Not just that, but there are three essential oils (other than Jasmine and Rose, which frankly are out of my price range for buying in bulk) that have the fragrance that I love as much as Geranium, Clary Sage and Bergamot. So, even if it didn't have the awesome properties that is does have I would still purchase it for its smell alone.

Pure and undiluted or adulterated in any way. Concentrated and steam distilled from the plant.

Geranium essential oil is a safe oil for almost all applications if diluted appropriately. Oral usage is discouraged and not advisable. Since Robert Tisserand's new edition of Essential Oil Safety, we are taking a closer look at all of our safety information. There is conflicting information in some aromatherapy books and you will see where it has been said that geranium should be avoided during early pregnancy. However, the new edition of Essential Oil Safety indicates that those concerns were due to the use of high oral dosages and this oil is not likely to cause any issues when used appropriately. I will be adding new recipes here soon.

We would love any testimonials you might have after using our Egyptian Geranium.