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Botanical Name: Pelargonium
Plant Part: Leaves & Flowers
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Description: It is a hairy perennial
shrub, often used in hedgerows, and stand up to about one meter high (3 feet)
with pointed leaves, serrated at the edges and has pinkish-white flowers.
Color: Greenish Yellow
Common Uses: The therapeutic
properties of Geranium Bourbon oil include the following as an astringent,
haemostatic, diuretic, antiseptic, anti-depressant, tonic, antibiotic,
anti-spasmodic and as an anti-infectious agent.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends well with: basil, bergamot,
citronella, clary sage, fennel, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon,
lemongrass, neroli, nutmeg
Aromatic Scent: Geranium Bourbon is a
strong smelling oil with a floral aroma and a hint of mint. This uplifting oil
has a great all-over balancing effect and this extends to the skin - where it
helps to create balance between oily and dry skin, emotions - where it helps to
relieve feelings of stress and anxiety, and the hormone system. The strong
smell is particularly good to ward off mosquitoes and head lice and is good to
relieve fluid retention and help fight cellulite.
History: The plants originated from
South Africa as well as Reunion, Madagascar, Egypt and Morocco and were
introduced to European countries such as Italy, Spain and France in the 17th
Cautions: Geranium oil is not
recorded as indicating any side effects since it is non-toxic, non-irritant and
generally non-sensitizing. It can cause sensitivity in some people and due to
the fact that it balances the hormonal system, it should be avoided during
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