Rose Geranium

Pelargonium Graveolens

This oil is part of the Pelargonium genus and has no resemblance to the common geranium. The difference is significant as Pelargonium Graveolens has superior skin healing properties that are unique to this variety.

 

This aromatic evergreen shrub has been used for centuries by tribal healers, and to this day, is a popular remedy among herbal practitioners to treat everything from a sore throat to digestive issues and skin inflammation.


Reputed to be balancing for all skin types from oily to dry due to its ability to balance and regulate sebum production. It may help to minimise the appearance of enlarged pores which can be a problem for both acne sufferers and those with maturing skin.


It has been studied by the medical community as a treatment for inflammatory skin conditions. Its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects are thought to come from gallic acid and other phenols, which are antioxidant compounds that play a protective and healing role in skin and is considered useful for a whole range of conditions including acne, eczema and psoriasis, promoting faster fading of scars and blemishes to soothe uncomfortable skin.


It has cleansing properties and can help eliminate infection causing bacteria or the acne causing bacterium Propionibaterium acnes.


Rose Geranium EO is a humectant helping to keep skin moisturised. It can also enhance circulation, strengthens and repairs broken capillaries and support a damaged barrier. Furthermore, the high antioxidant content of this precious, rosy-scented oil protects against the effects of damaging free radicals on the skin cells. It’s balancing and harmonising to the emotions, and can calm anxiety and lift the spirits.