Geranium, Africa - Organic EO

Pelargonium graveolens L'Hér. [synonyms are Pelargonium graveolens var. roseum, Pelargonium roseum and Pelargonium x asperum]

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Our certified organic (USDA, NOP) African Geranium is a superior choice for a wide range of body care and aromatherapy uses; it is also an essential perfumery ingredient, making this oil one we recommend often. It has a very pleasing and very fresh, green floral aroma with soft, lemony/rose-like body notes. (Also known as Rose Geranium)

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Selected size SKU:365-016 - Geranium, Africa - Organic 15 ml (1/2 oz) (w/ orifice reducer)

Sample 1 ml (1/30 oz)
$2.00
5 ml (1/6 oz)
$11.25
15 ml (1/2 oz)
$19.50
30 ml (1 oz)
$34.75
59.14 ml (2 oz)
$59.25
118.29 ml (4 oz)
$105.00
236.58 ml (8 oz)
$188.75
473.17 ml (16 oz)
$340.75
1 kg (2 1/5 lb)
$725.25
$2.00
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Our certified organic (USDA, NOP) African Geranium is a superior choice for a wide range of body care and aromatherapy uses; it is also an essential perfumery ingredient, making this oil one we recommend often. It has a very pleasing and very fresh, green floral aroma with soft, lemony/rose-like body notes. (Also known as Rose Geranium)

Native to South Africa, the Pelargonium genus includes around 270 unique species and is considered one of the most adaptable and modifiable in the botanical world. Producing a veritable symphony of aromatics, it boasts scents of rose, ginger, apple, coconut, strawberry, mint, nutmeg, citrus, pepper and more that are released from glandular leaf hairs, or trichomes. This enormous diversity of aromatic constituents, created for adaptation to many different habitats, is almost unequaled in the plant kingdom.[1] One could say that the Geraniums show great character and creativity while having the ability not only to get along with, but fully integrate within a multicultural botanical populace. When it comes to aromatic formulation, we know many aromatherapy enthusiasts and natural perfumers who would agree!

Geranium essential oil is prized for its beneficial and astringent effects in skincare[2], particularly for oily skin preparations, scalp blends, after-shaves, and foot and leg lotions. The calming aroma is said to be both centering and sensual[3] with inspiring qualities. It is favored in women’s blends (especially with Clary Sage and Lavender), and its versatile nature makes it ideal for body and massage oils of numerous types. We find it beautiful in a diffuser with Sweet Orange essential oil.

1 Battaglia, Salvatore, The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 3rd ed., 2018, pp. 318.

2 Tisserand, Robert. The Art of Aromatherapy, 1977, p. 233.

3 Mojay, Gabriel. Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit, 1996, p. 133.

4 Lawless, Alec. Artisan Perfumery or Being Led by the Nose, 2009, p. 71.

5 Tisserand, Robert and Rodney Young. Essential Oil Safety 2nd ed., 2014, pp. 292-4.

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a great floral geranium

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This is the most sweet geranium i've ever used. Less minty or earthy than than the others, so an excellent material for the budding perfumer.

Review by stella 4/8/2013

Crisp, green note!

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This S.African organic is perfect...! The crispness of the oil just shouts organic, fresh, and healing! It is a pleasure to find such a selection of geranium in one source, thank you Eden!

Review by savingface 2/23/2013

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