This is perhaps the “rosiest” Rose Geranium from Madagascar we have offered in years. Few of us here are really geranium lovers, but when this scent strip got passed around with the women in our production department, it won a unanimous thumbs up. Michelle can not WAIT to blend the new batch of Passages with this beautiful oil. I don’t think I have ever raved about any geranium… consider me raving!
This rose-scented variety of the scented geranium is raised specifically because of the rose-like odor of its leaves. To me, it smells like a blend of a floral and herbal aroma. It’s not a substitute for Rose Otto, but it does have a more “rosy” aroma than most other Geraniums.
Both Geranium and Rose Geranium are effective anti-bacterials, earning a place in anti-acne blends and should be considered for other skin infections. They are wonderful oils for combination skin. I would also want to use them in any blend to assist with hormonally caused acne.
It is the oil I use in blends for menopausal difficulties. Geranium is known as “the balancer” of essential oils and Rose Geranium is reputed to assist with hormonal balance. Geranium and Rose Geranium are available in two of our synergies made just for women, Moondays and Passages.
A very different use: The Whole Dog Journal recommends the use of Rose Geranium as a tick repellant for your canine kids. (Please don’t use any essential oils on cats!)
Safety: Robert Tisserand advises: low risk of skin sensitization, may interact with diabetic, antianxiety, opioid, analgesic, anticancer, HIV treatment and other medications as well as nicotine.
SHELF LIFE: Approximately 2 to 3 years after you open the bottle. Storing in the dark, refrigerated, and decanting half full bottles into smaller, full bottles will extend shelf life.
Rose Geranium Hydrosol is available on our Aromatherapy Hydrosols page.