|Latin name||Pelargonium graveolens|
|Plant characteristics||It is a hairy perennial shrub, often used in hedgerows, and stand up to about one meter high (3 feet) with pointed leaves, serrated at the edges and has pinkish-white flowers.|
|Oil characteristics||Geranium Bourbon is a strong smelling oil with a floral aroma and a hint of mint, greenish yellow in colour.|
|Traditional use||The plants originated from South Africa as well as Reunion, Madagascar, Egypt and Morocco and were introduced to European countries such as Italy, Spain and France in the 17th century.|
|Blends well with||Basil, bergamot, clary sage, fennel, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, neroli essential oils|
|Cautions and comments||Geranium oil is not recorded as indicating any side effects since it is non-toxic, non-irritant and generally non-sensitizing. It can cause sensitivity in some people and due to its balancing effects.|
|Main chemical constituents||Citronellol, Geraniol, Citronellyl-Formiate, Geranyl-Formiate, Geranial, Neral.|
How to use?
4-5 drops in bath, on tissue or in a vaporiser. 15 drops in 50ml carrier.
WARNING – do not apply undiluted or internally. Keep away from children and eyes. Store in cool, dark place.