Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil

A fragrant essential oil with a distinct, rose-like scent derived from rose geranium. It is widely used in aromatherapy and massage therapy to ease tension. People with sensitive skin should try to avoid it, or at least do a patch test before using it.
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Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil

Overview

Pelargonium graveolens flower oil, or rose geranium flower oil, is a fragrant essential oil derived from a plant known as rose geranium.

It is widely used in aromatherapy and massage therapy to ease tension. It has a distinct, rose-like scent due to its content of nerol and geraniol, and is added to skincare products as a substitute for more expensive rose oils.

When left unsealed, rose geranium flower oil, like most other essential oils, can oxidize and form allergenic compounds. People should be careful when using this oil and at least do a patch test first.

Science

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Boukhatem, M. N., Kameli, A., & Saidi, F. (2013). Essential oil of Algerian rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium graveolens): Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity against food spoilage pathogens. Food Control, 34(1), 208–213. doi:10.1016/j.foodcont.2013.03.045