Toning and balancing
We use geranium oil for its toning and balancing effect on the skin and for the sweet, floral, rose-like aroma it gives to our bath products, skincare and fine fragrances. The oil is antiseptic and astringent, which helps to even out colour and oiliness by constricting the tissues to balance sebum production and circulation.
The pale green oil is steam distilled from the above-ground parts of the plant (the leaves, twigs and flowers), which is related the popular window-box geranium. The essential oil in geranium has constituents - geraniol, linalol and citronellol - that are also found in rose oil, making them perfect partners, but it also blends well with a variety of different oils including clove oil, sandalwood, and lavender.
We buy ours from Egypt and from Kenya. The type grown in Kenya is of a premium quality known as Bourbon, and it is grown sustainably, without the use of chemicals.