I was recently gifted some beautiful Rose Geranium plants from a friend, grown organically in her garden and the best part was they were grown originally from cuttings from my daughter’s kindy. The whole plant is incredibly fragrant – so while turning this plant into a hydrosol, I decided to update my Materia Medica and share it with my customers who I treasure so much.
Scientific Name | Pelargonium Graveolens
Family | Geraniaceae (Geranium Family)
Parts of the Plant Used | Aerial (flowers + leaves)
Shelf Life | Up to 2 years if refrigerated
Medicinal Actions | Cooling, anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, relaxant. Also, an adaptogen, therefore can be considered helpful for pre-menstrual symptoms and menopausal symptoms and poor circulation. All parts of the plant are considered astringent, and therefore useful for acne and irritated skin conditions.
Uses | We absolutely using Rose Geranium as a hydrosol. It absolutely holds the essence of the plant in this magical water. Such a rare and fragrant mist – it has a subtle floral scent with a beautiful grounding and grassy undertone. Use it as a face toner, linen and room mist or as a fragrant body spray. Rose Geranium is a humectant, which makes it ideal for mature skin care as well as balancing oily, dry, acne prone and sensitive skin. As it is a cooling plant, it can also be used on sunburn, bug bites and rosacea.
In our products, Rose Geranium Essential Oil is an important addition to our Rose Geranium | Sensitive Deodorant Cream and we also use Geranium Essential Oil to soothe, the skin in our Detox | Face Cleansing Bar and to help ward off bugs in our Bug Off | Herbal Balm. Use it instead of water with our Herbal Grains | Cleanser + Exfoliator
Contraindications | Nil Known
Use As | Hydrosol, Essential OilReferences |
This information is intended for general information only and may not be specific for your health concern. I recommend you speak with a qualified healthcare provider for advice and treatment of specific health conditions.