A spreading shrub growing to a height of 3 feet (1 m) with rose-pink flowers. The whole plant is aromatic. It is a native of South Africa, but cultivated worldwide. Most of the oil is produced in Egypt and Reunion.
Steam distillation of the leaves, stalks and flowers.
The lovely musky sweet perfume of rose geranium oil comes from the leaves of scented pelargoniums and it is frequently used as a substitute for rose in the production of cosmetics and perfumes. Not only does the smell have a tonic effect but the herb has remarkable healing and rejuvenating properties that are invaluable in creams and lotions for mature skins. Add the essential oil to body lotions, especially in the summer for it's also a good insect repellent and will ease stings and bites. The pungent smell of the fresh leaves and flowers will give an invigorating fragrance to a warm bath and a lasting perfume to potpourri. Essential oil of rose, which is regenerative, can be substituted for rose geranium.
General Herb Information *Note: Rose Geranium Pure Essential Oil is not to be taken internally.
Rose Geranium - (Pelargonium giaveolens).
Propagation: By seed; by cuttings.
Nature of Plant: Old-fashioned, sweet smelling favorite; a large, branching plant with inconspicuous flowers but fragrant, deeply cut leaves, more fragrant the larger they are; suitable for fragrant gardens and bouquets.
Spacing of Mature Plants: 3 feet.
Cultural Requirements: Light, well drained soil in full sun; in cool climates plant is tender and after cuttings are made, the severely cut back plant may be stored in cellar if watered once a week; is a beautiful houseplant, if not severely cut back.
Plant: (Industrial) Oil for perfume, as adulterant for oil of rose.
Leaf: (Household) Sometimes used in jellies.
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All pure essential oils should be used with care. Do not apply directly into skin. A 2% dilution of essential oils to a base of carrier oil or lotion is recommended for all skincare and massage preparations.
100% Pure Rose Geranium Essential Oil
Generally regarded as non-irritant and non-sensitising, though it may irritate very sensitive skin.
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