Geranium (Pelargonium Graveolens) Essential Oil

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An essential oil that has a certain je ne sais quois, Geranium is magical. Not in the literal sense (because that’s crazy) but Geranium has a natural chemistry that is extraordinary.

Geranium essential oil has a floral and sweet aroma that disperses through the air with ease and feels soothing. Its like a blend all on its own, and makes a simple to use, yet complex perfume. Additionally, Geranium has long been used as a remedy for a range of health issues.

Geraniums are small fragrant plants that grow about 3 feet in height. There are hundreds of different species of Geranium, but don’t confuse it with the usual potted plants that grow in brilliant reds, purples and blues.

Victoria Kay Designs's Geranium essential oil is derived from a plant in the family of Geraniums (to which this common name is applied liberally), but is in the genus Pelargonium, which has dozens of other cross bred cousins. To extract the essential oil, the leaves are put through a steam distillation process.

Not to be confused with "Rose Geranium", which has a completely different profile - scent and uses. They're both in the same plant family though. This type of Geranium is NOT effective for bugs or ticks, whereas Rose Geranium is. However, this type smells SO heavenly and amazing and has many benefits!!

Use this essential oil sparingly; one drop goes a long way because it oh so VERY potent and concentrated!


- Botanical Name: Pelargonium Graveolens
- Origin: Egypt
- Method: Steam Distillation
- Plant Part: Leaves
- Note: Middle
- Family: Geraniaceae
- Blends Well With: Neroli, and other citrus
- Aroma: Herbaceous, sweet, and floral with green undertones. Piercingly sweet and rosy with an unexpected hint of mint. The odor effect is refreshing and uplifting.
- Consistency: Thin
- Color: Pale Yellow - green
- Purity: 100% (NOT diluted; NO additives; NO fillers - EVER)
- Therapeutic/Medicinal Quality?: Yes!!
- Shelf Life: 4 Years


(Potential to be useful when used safely and appropriately)

- Circulatory: arthritis, varicose veins
- Digestive: parasites, poor digestion
- Immune: infection, inflammation
- Limbic/Emotional: depression, nausea, motion sickness
- Muscular: spasm, cramp, ache, pain
- Nervous: anxiety, stress, tension, nerve pain
- Respiratory: congestion, bronchitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis, whooping cough
- Skin: bacterial infection, athlete's foot, eczema, psoriasis, fungal infection, wrinkles, scars, body odor, cut, wound
- Home: airborne germs

NOT effective for bugs and ticks. Rose Geranium (different variety) IS effective for bugs and ticks.


(Please reference the Appendix on this site for definitions)

analgesic, anti-bacterial (bactericidal), anti-depressant, anti-emetic, anti-fungal (fungicidal), anti-haemorrhagic, anti-helmintic (vermifuge), anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory/anti-phlogistic, anti-microbial/anti-septic, anti-parasitic (parasiticide), anti-spasmodic, astringent, calming, cicatrisant, decongestant, deodorant, digestive, diuretic, fungicidal, haemostatic, insecticidal/insectifuge, phlebotonic, sedative (nervous), stimulant of the adrenal cortex, tonic, vulnerary.


Diffusion: Use one to four drops in the diffuser of your choice (this oil is VERY strong/potent, but you decide how strong you want the scent to be). Ideally, diffuse essential oils for 30-60 minutes on, then 30-60 minutes off. This is not only safer, but it’s also more effective as both our bodies and our nervous system habituate to essential oils after this period of time. Whenever you are using or diffusing essential oils, some air exchange (fresh air) is advisable. Do not diffuse around cats.

Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil (Jojoba, Sunflower, Olive, Coconut, Almond, etc.) to minimize any skin sensitivity. Proper dilution ratio and a link for you to learn how to properly dilute is below.


Not to be confused with "Rose Geranium", which has a completely different profile - scent and uses. They're both in the same plant family though. The Geranium sold on this listing is not "Rose Geranium", which is effective for bugs and ticks.

Generally regarded as non-irritant and non-sensitizing - though it may irritate very sensitive skin.

CAUTION: Possible drug interactions - avoid using internally if using diabetes medication or drugs metabolized by CYP2B6.

CAUTION: It can cause sensitivity in some people and due to the fact that it balances the hormonal system, some aromatherapists think it should be avoided during pregnancy. Use during pregnancy at your own risk.

- Safe for which ages?: All
- Safe for pregnancy?: Yes and no (see above)
- Safe for breastfeeding?: Yes
- Safe for Dog?: Yes
- Safe for Cat?: No

Kids Max Topical Dilution: 1% (Using more than topical max can cause irritation or sensitization).

Adult Max Topical Dilution: 17.5% (Using more than topical max can cause irritation or sensitization).

Learn more about dilution for all ages, bottle sizes, etc.

NEVER USE ESSENTIAL OILS INTERNALLY IN ANY AMOUNT, UNLESS DIRECTED BY A LICENSED AROMATHERAPIST OR PHYSICIAN. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use undiluted on skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions.

Safety Guidelines & Explanations:

Information sourced from - Essential Oil Profiles: Aromatherapy reference manual for the beginner and beyond (book), by Lea Jacobson, Certified Clinical Aromatherapist. Purchase by clicking here.

Please see the following websites for different uses & safety:

Learn More About Geranium Essential Oil:


Please keep out of the heat, the sun and the light. It is best to store essential oils in a cool, dark place or room. Do not leave in your vehicle in warm (75+ degrees) or very cold temperatures. Heat especially destroys the medicinal/therapeutic properties of essential oils. Make sure to keep cap tightly closed. It is best to use your essential oils within one year, although they will last much longer than that if taken care of properly (above). If not taken care of properly, essential oils can degrade and/or go rancid, and will no longer be medicinal/therapeutic for you.


The information provided is general and should not be taken as medical advice. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or disorder. Please consult your doctor, especially if being used during pregnancy, before using our Geranium Essential Oil. Neither Victoria Kay Designs nor associated business entities guarantee the accuracy of this information.

Victoria Kay Designs is not responsible for users who use this essential oil unsafely. More than enough information, and reference information to legitimate sources is available on this website for users to educate themselves. If buyers/users choose not to educate themselves and use any essential oil irresponsibly - that is not the fault of this business. Victoria Kay Designs is not responsible for any ill-fated reactions, i.e. sensitivity, irritation, phototoxicity, internal damage (taking internally), illness, death, etc., etc. due to usage of any essential oil information on this website/not on this website, or essential oil sold on this website or sold at arts & crafts shows. Users assume all responsibility once product passes into their hands.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.