Geranium Bourbon Essential Oil
Geranium Bourbon Essential Oil (Pelargonium graveolens) from Reunion is Therapeutic Quality Essential Oil steam distilled from leaves and flowers. This is a premium selection of Geranium with a beautiful, floral aroma graced with rich rose notes.
Geranium Bourbon Essential Oil was traditionally the name given to the essential oil extracted from Pelargonium graveolens grown on the island of Reunion, which was formerly a French holding known as Bourbon. A so-called Geranium “Bourbon” is now also produced in Madagascar.
Geranium, Geranium Bourbon and Rose Geranium have somewhat different aromas but nearly identical properties (see our product description for Geranium Egypt).
The Geranium essential oils have been classified as strong sensitizers under European Union regulations. Tisserand and Young (2014) have disagreed with the EU decision and state that they believe Geranium essential oils are best characterized as having a low risk for producing skin sensitization. A prudent approach would be to use this essential oil at a maximum dermal concentration of 1.5% and avoid frequent use or use on sensitive, fragile, or damaged skin.
Some authors have cautioned against using Geranium essential oils during pregnancy or in cases of estrogen-dependent cancers or other estrogen-dependent complaints.
When taken by the oral route, Geranium essential oils pose a strong risk of drug interaction with diabetic medications, as well as medications such as cyclophosphamide that are metabolized by CYP2B6 enzymes. We do not recommend taking ANY essential oil by mouth.
Quality & Experience
All our Artisan Aromatics pure essential oils, aromatherapy blends and oil products are therapeutic quality. Using our 20+ years of experience, we’ve gathered the finest quality oils from around the world. To ensure that our pure oils are as fresh and potent as possible, our oils are bottled by hand here in the USA only after we receive each order.
IMPORTANT: All issues that pertain to your physical or mental health should be discussed with and supervised by a licensed health care professional. Keep all essential oils away from and out of reach of children. We recommend you consult a trained aromatherapist before using essential oils with children under 16 years of age. Always follow the general safety guidelines for using essential oils; these can be accessed by clicking the link below.
Disclaimer: Information provided in this description is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be used in/for the treatment, cure, mitigation or diagnosis of any mental or physical disease or illness or as a substitute for consulting with a physician or other appropriately trained and licensed health care professional. Artisan Aromatics is not responsible for any adverse effects resulting from the improper use of any suggestions, products, preparations, or procedures mentioned or from attempts to follow historical reports of a plant’s uses. Please note that essential oils do not necessarily have the same properties as other types of herbal preparations of the same plant and since essential oils are the most highly concentrated type of preparation made from plants, they can have toxicity issues not arising from use of other types of herbal preparations of a given plant.Essential Oil Safety Considerations