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Geranium Oil
Geranium oil is produced mainly in India. India is famous for its Geranium oil. The bulk of world Geranium oil exports are majorly from India. Indian soil and climatic conditions are conducive to producing and growing the best Pelargonium Graveolens plants that yield outstanding quality Geranium oil. Even the odour profile is by far and undoubtedly the best in the world.

Pelargonium graveolens is an evergreen Shrub growing to 1.2 m by 0.8 m. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs). It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil. The oil is steam distilled from the leaves, and has a leafy rose scent. The essential oil is composed of various chemical constituents and includes a-pinene, myrcene, limonene, menthone, linalool, geranyl acetate, citronellol, geraniol and geranyl butyrate. Geranium Essential Oil has a sweet, floral fragrance.

Geranium oil is used for easing pain, relieving fatigue and nervous exhaustion, lessening fluid retention, controlling bleeding. It is used internally in the treatment of pre-menstrual and menopausal problems, nausea, tonsillitis and poor circulation. Externally, it is used to treat acne, haemorrhoids, bruises, ringworm and lice, and is also applied locally to cervical cancer. It is used for skin problems, eczema and athlete's foot, and for respiratory tract health, circulatory system health, cold sores, cellulite, digestive mucous, frostbite, headaches, sore throat. It stimulates the adrenal cortex and balances the hormonal system and stimulates the lymphatic system. On the other hand, it balances the production of sebum in the skin, while keeping it supple and helping with the healing of wounds, burns, cuts, dermatitis, ulcers, breast engorgement, edema and neuralgia. It also helps speed up the reproduction of skin cells. It is used for hepatitis and fatty liver, fungal infections, diabetes, psoriasis, hair, itchy skin, viral (herpes, shingles), gallbladder, digestion, insomnia, fluid retention, bruises, for general energizing. It dilates bile ducts for liver detoxification.

ItIt is used for lifting melancholy, fighting depression, stress, anxiety and tension, helps in diminishing fears of abandonment, love and commitment. May release negative emotions and memories. It is a mood balancer. Geranium helps balance hormones and calms. Geranium oil can be used in blended massage oil, as a constituent in a blended base cream, in shampoo, and as an insect/ mosquito repellant. It is also used in perfumery and skin care, as a food flavouring, and in aromatherapy, in burners and vaporizers,. It is used to treat fungal ear infections in animals, and to deter ticks and flies in dogs.

It is anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, stimulant, antiseptic, astringent, sedative, relaxant, anti-depressant, cicatrisant, cytophylactic, diuretic, deodorant, haemostatic, styptic, tonic, vermifuge and vulnerary, anti-tumoral, anti-fungal, anti-spasmodic and aphrodisiac.

Geranium oil blends well with Angelica, Basil, Bergamot, Carrot seed, Cedarwood, Citronella, Clary sage, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Lime, Neroli, Orange and Rosemary oils.

Specifications of Indian Geranium oil
Test Specifications
Appearance Light yellowish liquid
Specific Gravity 0.8844 - 0.8986
Optical Rotation - 7º to - 11º
Refractive Index 1.4644 - 1.4739
Acid Number 10
Ester Number 50 - 76
Ester after acetylation 205 - 230
Constituents Iso- Menthone 16% / weight
Solubility 2 - 4 vols of 70%
Storage Store in a cool, dry place in tightly sealed containers, protected from heat and light

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