Geranium Essential Oil



Geranium essential oil has a sweet flowery smell, which makes it a popular ingredient in the perfume industry, as well as in candle making and cosmetics. It also has beneficial skin and hair properties for which it is used as an ingredient in skincare products. It’s also used to relieve stress, cold and cough symptoms when inhaled, diffused or diluted and applied on the skin.

INCI Name: Pelargonium Graveolens

Source: Geranium Plant – this plant produces sweet-smelling, green leaves and rose-coloured flowers.

Form and Colour: Pale yellow to greenish-yellow liquid of thin consistency

Oil Extraction Method: Steam Distillation

Plant Part: Leaves and Flowers

Perfumery Note: Geranium essential oil has a middle note with a floral sweet scent.

Blends well with: Basil, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lime, Wild Orange, and Rosemary

*NOTE: Packaging may vary.

Usage Rate (Geranium Essential Oil):

In soap making: use 0 to 3% of total weight or volume of oils in a recipe. You can also use any of the available free online essential oil calculator to quickly figure out how much to use for your exact quantity of oil.

Body Lotion: Add 10-15 drops of essential oil per 60 grams of lotion.

In a Diffuser, for aromatherapy: For a 100ml diffuser, it is recommended to add 3 to 5 drops of essential oil to 100 ml (milliliters) of water.  If your diffuser size is different, follow the instructions that came with your diffuser.

USES of Geranium Essential Oil

In Perfumery: Geraniums is widely used in the perfume-making for its floral scent with a fruity undertone.

In Scented Candles: for its sweet aroma.

In Diffusers or Vapourizers: Geranium essential oil can be used for aroma diffusion to scent a room or to inhale its healing and calming properties (aromatherapy).

In Soapmaking and Skincare/ Hair Products: Geranium essential oil is used as a fragrance and/or to infuse its skin-beneficial properties into the soap.

In Skincare: Geranium essential oil has antiseptic, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties which helps clear the skin by reducing acne (pimples) breakouts and skin irritation when applied on the skin or used in skincare products. Its use in beauty recipes dates back to the Ancient Egyptian times.

Anti-ageing Properties: Geranium essential oil has astringent and antioxidant properties that help tighten the skin tissues and reducing the appearance of skin sagging and wrinkles.

In Hair Care: Geranium essential oil promotes healthy hair and scalp by relieving dryness, controlling excess oil and sebum production.

As a Natural Insect Repellent: Geranium essential oil contains strong chemical components that repel insects.


  • For external use only. Not to be ingested/ swallowed
  • First, dilute (with a carrier oil) before use.
  • For topical skin application, when using for the first time, first do a skin patch test before use for the first time, as it causes allergic skin reaction/ irritation in some people.
  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.
  • If you’re pregnant, nursing a baby, under prescription or have an ailment, first consult your doctor before using any essential oil.
  • For external use only. Must not be ingested.
  • Pregnant women must not use the oil unless prescribed by a physician

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