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Geranium (Pelargonium x asperum) Essential Oil


Geranium (Pelargonium x graveolens) essential oil 

Pelargonium x asperum (often referred to as Pelargonium graveolens)

Undiluted, unadulterated, perfect for aromatherapy applications, aromatherapeutic

Country of Origin – Egypt (Lot #321220)

Steam distilled from the leaves - wild crafted (unsprayed)

10 mL and 15 ml sizes available with safety dropper cap

GC/MS information

citronellol  - 34%
geraniol     - 15%
Isomethone - 6%
citronellyl formate - 9%
10-epi-gamma-Eudesmol - 5%
geranyl formate - 3%
linalool    -   4%
germarene D - 2%
geranyl butyrate - 1%
β-bourmonene - 1%
β-caryophyllene - 1%
cis-rose oxide - 1%
trans-rose oxide - 0.5% 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 Feb. 18, 2023). Sometimes I will open a new shipment and be so pleasantly surprised - this is the case with this one. The last few batches had a sharp tone to them, probably not noticeable to everyone and not in a blend. This batch is smooth, soft, intriguing even. I wish I had ordered more and maybe I will if I can get the same lot number. 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! 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. Here are a couple recipes using geranium from one of my dog-eared (meaning used a lot) books by Lora Cantele, "The Complete Aromatherapy and Essential Oil's Handbook for Everyday Wellness":

Flying High Blend (for nerves and exhaustion, any age greater than 2.
30 drops lavender (I'd use Lavandula angustifolia)
30 drops geranium (ours of course!)
20 drops grapefruit (I prefer pink)

Pre-Flying Nerves Tamer:
5   mls lavender
2.5 mls bergamot
2.5 mls geranium
40 drops sandalwood or cedarwood
10 drops chamomile (she doesn't say, but I'd use Roman)

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