Pelargonium asperum is a cross between P. capitatum and P.radensand. They are bushy perennial shrubs possessing hairy, jagged leaves and produces flowers pink color and bears only five petals. Glands located widely over the surface of the leaves and the green parts of the plant produce an aromatic volatile oil.
The Pelargonium genus many of them native to the countries on the southern tip of Africa. The name geranium is a little confusing as true geraniums belong to a different species. Essential oils derived from geranium are from the Pelargonium species of the Geraniaceae family.
Benefits: Purifying, Soothing, Calming
Uplifting Diffusser Recipe:
6 drops Sweet Orange Oil
2 drops Geranium Oil
For topical application, refer dilution ratios here.
|Botanical Name||Pelargonium asperum|
|Country of Origin||South Africa|
|Extraction Method||Steam Distillation|
|Main Compounds||Citronellol, Geraniol, Linalol, Citronellyl formate, Isomenthone, 10-epi-Gamma-Eudesmol, Geranyl Formate|
|Color||Clear to Pale Yellow/Green|
|Odor||Floral, fresh, sweet and slightly fruity.|
|Strength of Initial Aroma||Very Strong|
|Blends with||Most all essential, blends well with basil, bergamot, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, neroli, orange, petitgrain, Patchouli, rose, rosemary, sandalwood, ylang ylang.|
For external use only. Non-toxic, non-irritating, possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid for patients suffering from cancer, especially breast cancer and ovarian cancer.