Rose Geranium Essential Oil
About Rose Geranium Essential Oil
The cooling, uplifting rose-scented geranium from South Africa has long been adored both for the delicious complexity of its bouquet and for the broad range of its applications. Boasting an emphatic, fragrant mix of rose and citrus, this variety of geranium is harvested from the leaves and flowers of the organic Pelargonium roseum plant. Geranium’s versatility as an essential oil is well-known amongst perfumers and aromatherapists alike. As a premier cooling oil, rose geranium assists in promoting vitality for the entire family, young and old. This uplifting oil has an overall balancing effect which extends to the skin, helping to stabilize both oily and dry skin and to keep skin supple. This oil is also widely cherished as a powerful assistant in promoting ease and grace during a woman's monthly cycle. Calming and grounding, rose geranium helps to reduce feelings of stress and worry. Its balancing effect on the body and mind makes rose geranium an excellent choice to uplift mood and to promote feelings of well-being. Widely considered a tonic oil, or an oil that adds strength to the body, its stimulating properties lift the spirit and promote sensual feelings.
How to Use Rose Geranium Essential Oil
- Diffuser: The scent of rose geranium is loved by many people. The fragrance is both sweetly floral as well as earthy and herbaceous. Whenever you would like to enhance feelings of positivity and calmness, add a few drops of rose geranium along with bergamot and lavender to your diffuser.
Other Ways to Use Rose Geranium Essential Oil
Geranium essential oil can be applied topically, as a compress, in the bath, through direct inhalation, or used with a diffuser.
- Use two drops rose geranium in direct palm inhalation to uplift the mood and spirit.
- Add several drops to facial creams to care for clogged pores and oily skin.
- Blend in marula oil to promote skin health.
- Diffuse rose geranium to support calm and relaxation and to create a positive and healing space.
Rose Geranium Essential Oil Recipes
- Smooth Legs: 2 drops yarrow, 2 drops cypress oil, 2 drops geranium oil and 2 drops chamomile oil in ½ oz of carrier oil. Dot on areas where you desire smoothness.
- Facial Cream (for combination skin): 3 drops ylang-ylang oil, 3 drops geranium oil and 2 drops rosewood oil blended into ½ oz of your favorite facial moisturizer.
Safety Considerations for Rose Geranium Essential Oil
Non-toxic, non-sensitizing, non-irritant. Do not take geranium essential oil internally.
Rose Geranium Essential Oil Profile
Rose geranium boasts a fragrant mix of rose and citrus; this variety of geranium is harvested from the leaves and flowers of the organic Pelargonium roseum plant.
Aromatic Profile and Blending for Rose Geranium Essential Oil
- Perfumery Note: Middle
- Odor: Rosy, sweet, green herbaceous, citrusy, earthy
- Strength of Initial Aroma: Strong
- Dry-out: Fine, minty, rosaceous with good tenacity
- Blends Well With: Citrus oils such as grapefruit essential oil, lime essential oil and bergamot essential oil; also angelica root essential oil,carrot seed essential oil and tulsi essential oil; and florals like rose essential oil, jasmine essential oil and lavender essential oil
- Botanical Name:Pelargonium roseum
- Family: Geraniaceae
- Composition: 100% Pure Rose Geranium Essential Oil
- Origin: South Africa
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Cultivation/Harvesting: Certified Organic
- Plant Part: Aerial parts
- Color: Colorless to pale yellow yellowish green
- Consistency: Mobile
- Yield: 0.03% – 2.5%
- Bottle Size: ½ fl oz (15 mL)
Interesting Rose Geranium Essential Oil Information
There are about 700 different varieties of geranium, yet only 10 of these supply essential oil in viable quantities. The common and recognizable garden variety does not produce sufficient oil for extraction. Rose geranium originated in Africa, where it has a long history of use in treating burns and other skin disorders. Introduced to European countries Italy, Spain, and France in the 17th century, geranium was commonly planted inside homes to keep evil spirits at bay. Currently geranium is used as flavoring in the food and beverage industries, as well as in perfumes and other cosmetics.
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Ratings & Reviews
A rose by any other name...
Would not smell as sweet as this oil! My mother always had geraniums of various types growing around and inside the house, so when purchasing this oil I expected a similar but slightly rosier aroma of a typical houseplant. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that my expectation was setting the bar much, much lower than the actual experience. It's amazing how deliciously potent and uplifting this oil can be. I would suggest mixing it with something a bit more grounding like angelica or moena to round out the floral top notes. On its own it can be a bit too sweet for my liking, but with just a little bit of tweaking it provides a heavenly scent.
Subtle, sweet and feminine
by Rosie Rosanne
I LOVE the Rose Geranium essential oil. A few drops on my heart area and/or wrists makes my day! I also use a few drops as natural deodorant. Friends tell me how great I smell and ask what I wear. Rose Geranium essential oil has become a daily sparkle :)
Makes me feel relaxed and happy, I think all women love this fragrance
heaven in a glass vial
by Mrs Kennedy
heaven. everything from floracopeia is just plain heavenly.
by Liz K
Love the smell!!!
A little known fact about Rose Geranium Essential Oil is its anti-inflammatory property. It can seriously take the edge off of any pain due to inflammation of any kind, whether it is due to something physical like a bruise, or a disease like rheumatoid arthritis. It can work well for prostate enlargement when it is due to lower back pain and inflammation. For men that have nocturia at night because of this, it can provide total relief if used before bedtime, or awaking from this ailment. To this end, this essential oil product from Floracopeia is top-notch.
I love working with Palo Santo oil. Even if I'm short on time for a formal ritual, just smelling the oil brings a sense of calm and a deeper connection to the Forests. I will only work with Florocopeia's products.
Geranium is my most-used oil. In hair care, skincare, and as a room refresher. Once I started using Floracopia’s Rose Geranium, I never went back to other brands. Not overly perfume-y, this oil smells REAL. Excellent quality and craftsmanship.
The beautiful smell helped me get through my cancer and when my mom passed within three months of each other. The smell calmed me and reminds me of my mom. I will always buy my oil from you.
This combination oil feels decadent and rich. It helps me relax as I use it in my evening bath.
by Nina Canal
I am quite literally in love with this, it is an intensely floral bouquet at first, but does not linger, it transports one immediately then fades, leaving you wanting more.
by George Volinsky
Geranium Sur Fleur Rose, Heaven in a bottle. I've bought dozens of bottles of this and given many to ladies.
All Time Favorite
by Darlene Bernier
This is my very favorite of all e.o. It is so precious that I save it just for when I really need uplifting. I don't even diffuse it, I just uncap it and sniff. It is like emotional healing in a bottle for me. I am so grateful there is a plant that can do this for humans, and thankful for all the hands responsible for bringing it down the line right into my sacred home. I honor all of you. I think this particular essential oil is of the highest quality
by Fernanda Santiago
This Rose Geranium really captures the fragrance similar to rose. One of my all -time favorates to use in the bath, roll-ons, hair oils and more. Soft, yet powerful aroma.
by Debra Herzka
Was gifted this wonderful oil. It adds a wonderful sensual feminine scent to the many things I add it to
by Kimberly Klessig
Love this! It leaves me with a mood lift and good feels when I wear it.
This oil is so sweet and uplifting! It is a wonderful mood balancer and I feel that it also enhances my energy levels.
by Gülcin Ündemir
It is a part of my daily routine in my conditioner
Pleasant scent, and when diffused it calms and lingers, without overpowering. Good for regular use in any environment, home or office
by Kathryn A Curtis
fabulous rose geranium aroma, beautiful scent and effective for uplifting and supporting the heart and also great for staving off insects I apply it daily
Use it everyday!! Love it.
I use this essential oil daily in my skin care routine and love the moisture support it provides my skin. A true ally in the arid high desert of New Mexico. And the smell is so nurturing. This oil is truely an essential for me.
by Chris Emmrich
This oil smells amazing!
My No.1 non-negotiable...;-) FAVORITE!
Its the best!
One of my absolute favorites. It always calms my nerves.
by Julie A. Cerrato, PhD, NAHA Level 1 CA
Floracopeia's Rose Geranium essential oil is truly unique. I have used it for years to balance Pitta and Vata doshas and combat migraines. It is a lifesaver for tension relief and balance.