Essential oils at a glance


Geranium – image

“Good for insomnia,
    promotes relaxation and reduces stress”

Latin name: Pelargonium graveolens

Description of plant: An aromatic shrub that grows to a height of 1 m, native to South Africa, with rose-pink flowers

Nature of oil: A greenish oil with strong sweet and rosy aroma and a hint of mint; refreshing and uplifting

Method of oil extraction: Steam distillation of the leaves, stalks and flowers

Blends well with: Bergamot, black pepper, clary sage, coriander, clove, elemi, jasmine, juniper berry, lavender, neroli, patchouli, petitgrain, rosemary, sandalwood, vetiver

Specific precautions required: May irritate very sensitive skin

Stress-relieving properties include: Healing; good for acute fear, extreme mood swings, balance, tranquillity, humour, nervous tension and other stress-related disorders

Medical properties include: Antiseptic, antibacterial, diuretic, insecticide; good for rheumatism, fever, menstrual problems, digestive problems, intestinal parasites; aids healing


  1. Wildwood C. Aromatherapy. Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 1996.

For the best effects, it is advisable to buy pure essential oils. Products containing synthetic ingredients will not provide the same degree of benefit.

A word of caution about essential oils: The essential oils supplied with Aroma4U products are 100% pure and natural, but even natural products can have side effects if not used properly, and some degree of care is needed when handling them. Pure undiluted essential oils should not (in general) be used directly on the skin. Do not take essential oils internally. Essential oils should be kept away from children, pets and the eyes. Essential oils are also very volatile and, therefore flammable – keep them away from naked flames. Aromatherapy products are never to be used in place of medical treatment. If you are pregnant, epileptic, suffering from high blood pressure or already taking medication consult your medical practitioner or a qualified aromatherapist.

The essential oils info provided above is for general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, legal, or other professional advice. (CUS Busting Ltd) does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in the above article.

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Last updated: 14 May 2015

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