Geranium Leaf - Absolute Oil
Botanical Name: Pelargonium graveolens
Plant Part: Leaves
Extraction Method: Solvent Extraction
Description: Geranium Leaf Absolute is a hairy perennial shrub, often used in haemorrhoids, and will stand up to about one meter high (3 feet) with pointed leaves, serrated at the edges and pinkish-white flowers. The leaves are used to produce the concrete, and the oil is obtained through food grade solvent extraction.
Colour: Yellow Green
Common Uses: Geranium Leaf absolute can be used to help in the treatment of acne, bruises, burns, cuts, dermatitis, eczema, hemorrhoids, lice, mosquito repellant, ringworm, ulcers, breast engorgement, Oedema, poor circulation, sore throat, tonsillitis, PMS, menopausal problems, stress and neuralgia. It's reputation as an extremely versitile absolute is well documented.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends Well With: Geranium Absolute works well with Angelica, Basil, Bergamot, Carrot seed, Cedarwood, Citronella, Clary Sage, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Lime, Neroli, Orange and Rosemary.
Aromatic Description: Geranium Leaf absolute has a scent that is both sweet and herbaceous, while carrying some subtle notes similar in character to Rose.
History: The plants originated from South Africa as well as Reunion, Madagascar, Egypt and Morocco. They were introduced to European countries such as Italy, Spain and France in the 17th century. In early times geraniums were planted around the house to help keep evil sprits at bay.
Cautions: Non-toxic, non-irritant and generally non-sensitizing, though it can cause sensitivity in some people and due to the fact that it balances the hormonal system, it should be avoided during pregnancy.
It is important to note that all absolutes are extremely concentrated by nature. They should not be evaluated in this state unless you are accustomed to the undiluted fragrance. For those trying Absolutes for the first time, we strongly recommend they be evaluated in dilution. Otherwise, the complexity of the fragrance - particularly the rare and exotic notes - become lost.
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