Rose Geranium Essential Oil (Pelargonium roseum) from France is 100% Pure and Natural Essential Oil steam distilled from the leaves and flowers.
With its beautiful, sweet aroma and nuances of rose, our French Rose Geranium is a premium choice among the different categories of “Geranium” essential oil available on the market. Our Rose Geranium oil is steamed distilled in small quantities and is one of the best we have ever sourced.
Overview of Rose Geranium Oil
In general, the properties of the Essential Oil of Rose Geranium are considered by aromatherapists to be mostly the same as those of Geranium essential oil and both have been described as aromas that usually have a “relaxing” effect, although a few people are said to find them stimulating. Most aromatherapists feel that the aroma of the essential oil of Rose Geranium is superior to that of Geranium, due to richer rose notes.
Historical Uses of Rose Geranium Oil
The Pelargonium species that produces Geranium and Geranium EO, Rose was not much used in traditional European herbal medicine and there has been frequent confusion among aromatherapists about the properties of the types of “geranium” that were used by herbalists and the properties of the Geranium essential oil that is sold on the market today. For a fuller discussion of this issue, see our product description for Geranium (Egypt).
Prior to today’s use of the Essential Oils of Geranium and Rose Geranium in aromatherapy, the plants that produce these essential oils were used as herbs in the traditional medicines of the Zulu and Hottentot tribes in their native range.
Again, see our product description for Geranium (Egypt) for more information.
Rose Geranium Oil Safety
The European Union has classified the Essential Oils of Geranium as strong skin sensitizers, although Tisserand and Young (2014) reviewed studies on this issue and their opinion is that they are more appropriately classed as having a”low risk” in this regard.
Do not exceed 1.5% concentration in vegetable oil for topical use, avoid frequent topical use, and do not use on damaged, sensitive or irritated skin.
Some authors recommend avoiding this oil in pregnancy and in the presence of estrogen-dependent cancers/conditions; these recommendations are not found in Tisserand and Young’s Essential Oil Safety: Second Edition (2014).
There is a significant risk for drug interactions between Geranium essential oil used by the oral route and diabetic medication as well as medications such as cyclophosphamide that are metabolized by CYP2B6 enzymes. We strongly caution against oral use of any essential oil.