Rose geranium essential oil comes from a specific cultivar of Pelargonium plants that has a distinct rose-like aroma. It’s also known as Bourbon oil, based on the old name for Reunion island, which was previously the main growing region for this variety of geranium.
Besides its wonderful aroma, rose geranium oil has many remarkable aromatherapy uses. It is an all-around skincare oil, it’s known for helping balance hormones, and it serves as a natural insect repellent.
Specific Benefits of Rose Geranium Essential Oil as follows:
Skincare… Rose Geranium essential oil is astringent and diuretic, making it a perfect choice to reduce skin swelling and fluid retention. Its antimicrobial action makes it a must in anti-acne applications, and its ability to help skin regenerate also make it useful for mature skin.
Balancing hormones… Rose Geranium essential oil is well-known as an oil that can help hormonal swings caused by PMS or menopause. It appears to have a balancing effect on hormones as well as alleviating associated symptoms such as pain and fatigue.
Balances emotions and relieves anxiety… Thanks to its wonderful aroma, Rose Geranium essential oil is calming and uplifting. It is often used to help reduce stress and anxiety while promoting positive emotions.
Properties: Anti-Inflammatory, Antiseptic, Astringent, Antibacterial, Diuretic
Perfumery Note: Middle
Aroma: Floral, Rose-like, Slightly Minty
Recipes We Love with Rose Geranium Essential Oil:
Rose Geranium Essential Oil
All of these oils are known to help clear the mind and promote positive emotions. Use them in equal parts with your diffuser, or mix and match them as you like.
1 ounce Argan Oil
6 drops Rose Geranium Essential Oil
6 drops Lavender Essential Oil
12 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
Blend the oils together and apply regularly to any acne or blemishes until skin normalizes.
PMS Relief Massage Oil:
1 1/2 oz. Argan Oil
4 drops Lavender Essential Oil
4 drops Rose Geranium Essential Oil
4 drops Clary Sage Essential oil
8 drops Sandalwood Essential Oil
Mix all oils together, then add the blend to the argan base. Shake well and apply to lower abdomen and lower back regions.