Geranium Essential Oil- Pelargonium graveolens
Organic essential oils are thought by some to be safer for use since the components were not chemically processed nor the plants exposed to pesticides. All of our organic essential oils meet the standards to be labeled as organic.
Organic Geranium Essential Oil (Egypt) is therapeutic quality organic essential oil steam distilled from the leaves and flowers. It has the same lovely aroma as our conventionally cultivated Egyptian Geranium and is a good choice for those who prefer an organic selection.
Organic Geranium essential oil has a lovely, sweet floral aroma that has often been described as “relaxing” in aromatherapy references. It has frequently been noted, however, that it can be stimulating, rather than relaxing, to some people.
The best way to know how you will respond to an aroma is to smell it. Geranium is a scent that has often been used in perfumes and products like soap so you may have personal associations to the aroma that come into play in determining how it affects you.
Geranium essential oil has been classified as a strong skin sensitizing agent by the European Union. However, Tisserand and Young reviewed studies on this issue and state in their 2014 Essential Oil Safety: Second Edition that they have concluded that Geranium essential oil poses a low risk of causing sensitization reactions when used topically. Do not exceed 1.5% concentration in vegetable oil for topical use, avoid frequent topical use, and do not use on damaged, sensitive or irritated skin.
Some recommend avoiding this oil in pregnancy and in the presence of estrogen-dependent cancers/conditions. There is a significant risk for drug interactions between Geranium essential oil used by the oral route and diabetic medication as well as medications such as cyclophosphamide that are metabolized by CYP2B6 enzymes. We strongly caution against the oral use of any essential oil.
Please take a moment to read the safety guidelines for using essential oils.
*Disclaimer- Please see our disclaimer page. No part of the description of any of the essential oils is meant to imply any medical diagnosis or treatment may be achieved by using them. Only a licensed physician can diagnose and treat. You assume all risk for your use or misuse of any essential oils.