Geranium Asperum Essential Oil

Geranium Asperum Essential Oil

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Quick Overview
Geranium Aperum

Botanical Name: Pelargonium odorantissium

There are in fact two species of Pelargonium distilled to essential oil - this 'odorantissium' produces Rose Geranium oil, high in geraniol with a more rose-like aroma. The 'graveolens' species produces an oil with a higher citronellol content, with a correspondingly citrus-like aroma.

About the Oil
This essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves and flowers of certified organic Rose Geranium plants grown in Albania.
Aromatherapy Notes
This Rose Geranium has a light, honeyed top note, complex floral middle notes entwined with deeply sweet and slightly cinnamon-spiced undertones.
Traditional Uses
Geranium oil has been used since the 17th century as a general tonic, brightener for the mind, fungicide, perfume and skin care agent.
Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature

Antibacterial, Antidepressant, Antihaemorrhagic, Antispasmodic, Antitumoral, Anti-inflammatory, Astringent, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Aphrodisiac, Cicatrisant, Deodorant, Diuretic, Fungicidal, Haemeostatic, Stimulant (to the adrenal cortex), Styptic, Vermifuge, Vulnerary(See Definitions.)

Rose Geranium (ordorantissium) has all the properties of the graveolens varietal, with an additional aphrodisiac element due to the specific aroma compounds. Please refer to the Geranium essential oil page for the supplementary information about this oil.

Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature

Malte Hozzel on Rose Geranium Essential Oil: "Geranium's vital, sensual presence is not subtle, but direct and unavoidable, making it one of the oils of choice for aphrodisiac qualities. [Geranium Essential Oil] inspires natural beauty and enjoyment, uplifts instantly, and "tonifies" the mind and intellect in a powerful, nearly demanding attitude. Mobilizing hidden creative and emotional reserves, helping us to rise to our own earthly and spiritual identity. A fiery beauty for the spells of all worlds."

Application and Use

  • Blend 1 tsp. Geranium oil to 2 ounces of carrier oil and apply to breasts to help with soreness and edema during PMS. Add to baths or apply to skin in a carrier oil for general skin care

  • Makes an excellent foundation for massage oil blends - dilute to 10% in your favorite carrier oil.


  • Use in a diffuser to disinfect room air and create a clean and uplifting environment.


  • 1-3 drops in water, once or twice a day for a short period of time.

Rose Geranium essential oil is generally a non-toxic, non-irritant. Avoid use with dermatitis in hypersensitive persons and also avoid use during pregnancy or when breast-feeding. If intending to ingest this oil, a consultation with a physician is recommended.

The asperum has a somewhat higher and lighter aroma than the Bourbon. It has all the therapeutic and aromatherapy compounds of the Bourbon, yet is a stronger antifungal and antibacterial agent.

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