Information on Geranium Essential Oil

There are literally hundreds of essential oils that you have to choose from, one in particular being geranium essential oil. One of the best features to this oil is that there are so many different uses for it, and specifically it is considered as being one of the best skin care oils. It has constituents, namely geraniol, linalool and citronellol, which combine to produce an aroma that resembles that of rose with a musty, minty-green undertone.

This fresh essential oil definitely has a firm place in aromatherapy, as it helps greatly to balance out the mind and emotions. It also works by stimulating the adrenal cortex and balancing the hormonal system while stimulating the lymphatic system at the same time. It is mostly colorless but will often have a slight light green color to it, with a rather watery viscosity.


There are 700 different varieties of the plant, which originated from South Africa as well as Reunion and Egypt. They are hairy perennial shrubs that often grow in hedgerows, and which usually stand up to about one meter high.


In terms of the chemical composition of the geranium essential oil, it is composed up of various chemical constituents and includes apinene, myrcene, limonene, menthane, linalool, geranyl acetate, citronellol, geraniol and geranyl butyrate. Geranium essential oil does not cause any side effects, and rather it is non-toxic and non-irritant. It can however cause a slight sensitivity in some people and so you will want to be cautious of this when you begin using the geranium essential oil yourself.


There are many benefits offered by this oil, namely in terms of the therapeutic properties that it features, which are astringent, haemostatic, cicatrisant, diuretic, deodorant, styptic, tonic, and vulneray. The geranium essential oil can be used to help in the treatment of acne, bruises, burns, cuts, dermatitis, eczema, lice, and as a mosquito repellant - just to name a few of the various different uses that it is good for.

When shopping for this essential oil, you can usually find it quite easy because it is one of the most popular, however prices will vary and so the best idea is to take a bit of time and shop around from store to store, so that you can check out the different costs and find the best value overall. Remember that buying larger quantities will often save you in terms of money, so this is often the smartest route to take.