Plant/part: Flowering plant/flowers and leaves (source: france, morroco, egypt and italy)
Latin name: Pelargonium odorantissimum/graveolens
Aroma: A fresh, floral and sweet smelling oil it relaxes, restores and maintains stability of the emotions.
Properties: It has often been used to ease the effect of pms. An astringent oil excellent for all skin types. Used in skin care products for both its fragrance and cleansing properties. Useful insect repellent. For massage where there is cellulite and treating eczema and psoriasis. Blends well with other floral oils, and, mixed with lavender and bergamot produces a delightful room freshener.
Also has a stimulating effect on the lymphatic system which keeps infection at bay and disposes of waste products. It is also a tonic to the circulation, making it more fluid. Effective in throat and mouth infections – if the sweet aromatic flavour appeals. Its pain relieving qualities also helps ease neuralgia. Generally has a clearing effect on mucous, mainly of the digestive system and may be good for gastritis and colitis . An aromatic insect repellent.
Chemical constituents: Geraniol, borneol, citronellol, linalol, termineol,limonene, phellandrene, pinene.
Precautions: May cause some irritation to sensitive skins. Regulates the hormonal system so may not be a good idea to use in pregnancy.
Blends: Cedarwood, citronella, clary sage, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lime, neroli, orange, petitgrain, rose, rosemary, sandalwood.