Rose Geranium Bourbon essential oil is one of the most popular oils used in aromatherapy.
Rose Geranium Bourbon presented by us comes from Like Mountains, from certified organic farming, run by women from the South African Lowveld. Harvest takes place three times a year. Depending on the season of harvest, the color of the oil is light or dark green.
Yes, Rose Geranium Bourbon essential oil, the producer describes: it has a calming effect, it uplifts the spirit. The oil supports a healthy menstrual cycle and can relieve discomfort. It is not recommended to use the oil during pregnancy. When used in the right concentrations on the skin, it balances the sebum and soothes irritations.
Jennifer Peace Rhind (2016) cites studies that confirm the antifungal properties of geraniums against certain types of fungi (Candida and Trichophyton) as well as antibacterial properties (in combination with tea tree essential oil, against Staphylococcus aureus – MRSA) and anti-inflammatory properties.
According to the author, geranium essential oil can be used on the skin against irritation and minor damage to the epidermis as well as abrasions. For this purpose, it can be combined with lavender, Helichrysum, basil, bergamot, cedar trees as well as juniper, rose or patchouli. For an anti-bacterial effect on your skin, combine it with tea tree oil.
For external use only, do not use undiluted on the skin!
NOTE: the following information is provided as an example, as each person may react differently to a given substance. Therefore, according to the literature, it is always recommended to test whether a given substance is irritating to our skin.
According to Tisserand and Young, the maximum concentration when applied to the skin is 17.5% and depends on the content of geraniol (one of the components of the essential oil, the safe concentration of which should not exceed 5.3% when applied to the skin). The geraniol content in the oil we present is 10.9%.
Aroma: fresh, rose – herbal, green, with notes of vegetable and mint.
1. Rhind (2012), Essential Oils. A Handbook for Aromatherapy Practice, Singing Dragon: London and Philadelphia.
2. Rhind (2016), Aromatherapeutic Blending. Essential Oils in Synergy, Singing Dragon: London and Philadelphia.
3. Tisserand, Young (2014), Essential Oil Safety. A Guide for Health Care Proffesionals, Churchill Livingstone Elsevier.