Scented geranium (or Rose Geranium)

Pelargonium x asperum cv. Egypte

Scented geranium, also called rose geranium (Pelargonium x asperum cv. Egypt), is a subshrub of the family of the Geraniaceae, native to Southern Africa.

  • Bath

  • Skin application

  • Oral route

  • Respiratory route

The use of essential oil of rose geranium does not replace an anti-diabetic treatment. The treatment must not be modified under any circumstance.

Do not use in: pregnant or breast-feeding women, children under the age of six years (ketones), subjects with epilepsy (ketones), persons allergic to one of the components (geraniol, linalool, limonene), subjects with asthma without the advice of an allergologist before the first use.

Anti-stretch marks
50 drops of essential oil of rose geranium, 150 ml of borage oil. Mix the oils and apply them on the zones confirmed with gentle massage.

Anti-ageing
Mix every evening 1 drop of essential oil of rose geranium with your dose night cream.

Slimming
10 drops of essential oil of rose geranium, 30 drops of macadamia plant oil. Massage the zones concerned with 5 drops of the mixture, once to twice daily.

Mycoses
2 drops of essential oil of rose geranium, 20 drops of sweet almond plant oil. Apply by massaging the zone concerned.

Its long green three-lobed leaves with reddish veins are highly indented and velvety. The buds are pinkish; the small flowers white or purple, with five petals of which two have red striations. Few plants are so widespread and universally admired as geraniums, of which there are about a hundred species, all scented but with very diverse scents, that are a pleasure to harvest leaves and flowers throughout the year. Geraniums are named in the countryside Herb Robert, fourchette du diable or cranesbill. This last name alludes to the shape of its fruit which resembles a tapered beak, thus the scientific names: pelargonium derives from the Greek pelargos (stork) and geranium from geranos (crane). The wild form existed in Antiquity, but it was only cultivated from its arrival in Europe at the end of the 17th century. It was first implanted in Bourbon island, nowadays Reunion island. Geranium was used in the past as a medicinal plant to treat ophthalmia, excessive milk production, swelling of the throat due to tonsil inflammation and the violent sore throat referred to as tonsillitis. Scented geraniums are found in some famous perfumes: "Jazz" by Yves Saint Laurent, "Brut" by Fabergé, "Caleche" by Hermès and "Egoiste" by Chanel.

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