Geranium Essential Oil: Properties, Uses, Composition and Safety

Oil Name: Geranium Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Pelargonium graveolens

Oil Overview

Geranium essential oil is colourless, but has a tinge of light green to it. It has a watery viscosity.

Oil Sources

It originated from South Africa, as well as Reunion, Madagascar, Egypt and Morocco. The leaves and stalks are used for extraction and is extracted using steam distillation.

Essential or Carrier Oil?

Essential Oil

Chemical Content

A-pinene, myrcene, limonene, menthone, linalool, geranyl acetate, citronellol, geraniol and geranyl butyrate.


Floral, Woodsy

Therapeutic Properties:

Antibiotic, Antidepressant, Antiseptic, Anti-spasmodic, Astringent, Diuretic, Haemostatic, Tonic

Possible Uses

Acne, Bruising, Burns, Circulation Problems, Cuts, Dermatitis, Eczema, Edema, Insect Bites, Menstrual Pain, Neuralgia, Sore Throat, Stress, Wounds


Pregnancy: Not suitable for pregnant mothers

Detail of Warnings

Geranium oil does not cause any side effects, since it is non-toxic, non-irritant and generally non-sensitising, yet can cause sensitivity in some people and due to the fact that it balances the hormonal system.
Avoid using it during pregnancy.

Compatible Combination Oils

Angelica, Basil, Bergamot, Clary Sage, Fennel, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Neroli


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