Greek Geranium Organic Essential Oil
Greek Geranium Organic Essential Oil
Greek Geranium Organic Essential Oil
Greek Geranium Organic Essential Oil

Greek Geranium Organic Essential Oil

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Greek Geranium Organic Essential Oil

Batch: G2023001B

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Common name: Geranium

Latin name: Pelargonium x asperum, Pelargonium graveolens

Botanical family: Geraniaceae

Method of extraction: distilled at our organically certified distillery

Plant part used to extract the oil:leaves and brunches

Cultivation method: organic farming

Area of origin: Chalkidiki, Northern Greece

Historical notes: Pelargoniums originate from south Africa and only became popular in Europe in the 19th century, therefore they are not associated specifically with Greek history.

Biochemical group: monoterpenols and esters

Main chemical constituents: citronellol, geraniol, linalool, geranyl formate, isomenthone, others

Colour: yellow

Consistency: thin

Aroma strength: medium - strong

Perfumery note: middle

Aroma: Herbaceous, leafy green and fresh with a rosy floral aroma and a hint of citrus

Traditional Aromatherapy Uses:

Traditionally in aromatherapy treatments geranium is associated with the following therapeutic properties: analgesic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antianxiety, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, cicatrisant, deodorant, diuretic, haemostatic, adrenal cortex stimulant, tonic, vulnerary

Qualified aromatherapists may use geranium essential oil for common complaints such as:

  • skin conditions: balancing production of sebum and in general skin care for all skin types, inflammatory skin conditions and bruising, skin regeneration, eczema, psoriasis and acne, impetigo and athlete’s foot
  • nervous tension and stress related conditions, chronic and acute anxiety, nervous exhaustion and stress due to overwork, irritability; balancing, stabilising, calming
  • reproductive systememotional stress related to the fluctuating hormones and menstrual problems.
  • others

How we use it:

Inhalation / Vaporisation:

- We really enjoy this oil as it blends so easily and can be incorporated into so many blends – try with bergamot, Blue chamomile. Lavender, Lemon, Mandarine or Sweet orange for anxiety and stress. Alternatively, for more invigorating effect, try with lemon, peppermint, black pine and a touch of rosemary. For ‘feeling blue’ try with some Bergamot and other citruses.

Skin applications:

- For a congested, oily skin cream - add together with our Cypress and/or Lavender essential oil to an unscented face cream. Lemon essential oil would also work well but remember to follow the recommended dilutions to avoid phototoxicity.

- Geranium is a ‘classic’ in blends relating to menstrual problems – combine with Sweet marjoram and Lavender for menstrual cramps and PMS.

Please, also see our How to Use Essential Oils Safely page for more information

Safety considerations:

Tisserand and Young indicate that Geranium Essential Oil may interact with drugs and that it presents with low risk of skin sentisation. They recommend maximum dermal use level of 17.5%. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, 'Essential Oil Safety' (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 292.]

Please, also see our How to Use Essential Oils Safely page for more information.

Research and studies:

  • Commercial Essential Oils as Potential Antimicrobials to Treat Skin Diseases

  • Essential oils used in aromatherapy: A systemic review


  • Antibacterial and antifungal activity of ten essential oils in vitro.


  • The biological activities of cinnamon, geranium and lavender essential oils.


  • Anti-neuroinflammatory effects of geranium oil in microglial cells

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