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Essential Oil of Rose Geranium

Commonly known as: Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil (I.N.C.I.), also known as Pelargonium rosae, Egyptian Geranium, Florist's Geranium, Scented Geranium, and Pelargonium asperum.
Botanical name: Pelargonium graveolens.
Extraction process: Distillation by steam stripping.
Family: Geraniaceae.
Part of the plant extracted: Leaves.
Location: Africa (Morocco, Egypt, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique).
Flowering: From May until the first morning frosts (usually in October).
Provenance, origin: Egypt.
Phytochemical composition: Monoterpenols (citronellol, geraniol, linalool), terpenic esters (geranyl formate, geranyl acetate, citronellyl formate), monoterpenones, sesquiterpenols, isomenthone, guaia-6,9-diene, geranyl butyrate, geranyl tiglate.
Sensorial properties: Appearance: Mobile liquid; Color: Yellowish-green to dark green; Scent: Floral, rosy, slightly sweet.
Physical characteristics: Density = 0.88 - 0.91; Insoluble in water; Refractive index: 1.46 - 1.48.
Benefits: Tonic, astringent, soothing, purifying, strengthening, anti-inflammatory.
Concerns: All skin types, particularly oily, mature, acne-prone, and dry skin; All hair types; Recommended for the prevention and treatment of stretch marks.



Facial Care (creams, serums, exfoliants, cleansing gels, oils, masks, eye contour treatments); Body Care (stretch mark massage oils, lotions, scrubs, balms); Hair Care (shampoos, conditioners, masks, hair oils); Hygiene (deodorants, solid soaps, liquid soaps, intimate gels, bath salts).

Method of Preservation

Essential oils are sensitive to UV radiation. That's why it's recommended to store them in an amber glass bottle, protected from heat and light.

Contraindications, Usage Precautions

Potentially allergenic. For topical application, do not use on children under 8 years old. Diluted topical use is possible for pregnant women over 3 months, with medical advice. Do not use pure essential oil on the skin or mucous membranes. Essential oils should not be applied to the eyes, the area around the eyes, or in the ears.

Note : It is advisable to test the essential oil before using it (two drops in the crook of the elbow for at least 24 hours to ensure that there is no reaction).

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Originating from Southern Africa, the geranium is a plant that has undergone numerous hybridizations over the past centuries. Today, there are more than 600 species. The botanical name of this plant has Greek origins - "geranos", which means "crane" in comparison to the bird's beak. In addition to its olfactory quality, geranium rose essential oil is known for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps to soothe redness. It also has regenerative properties. It stimulates collagen synthesis and helps to firm the skin. Finally, it is attributed with fortifying properties that restore shine and softness to the hair.