Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
Fun fact: Geraniums used to be planted outside houses to keep evil spirits away. Known as the "women's oil" because of its menstrual and menopausal benefits, geranium oil actually has a wide variety of uses. Besides promoting women's health, it's also useful for skin problems, like eczema and athlete's foot, and for respiratory tract health. Its spicy, exotic, floral scent also makes it a fabulous aphrodisiac. Additionally, geranium oil is very gentle, and can be used by almost everybody, anywhere, anytime.
Mixes well with: Allspice, basil, bergamot, cinnamon, citronella, clary sage, clove, frankincense, ginger, grapefruit, hyssop, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon, lime, myrrh, neroli, nutmeg, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, pennyroyal, peppermint, rose, rosemary, rosewood, sandalwood, tangerine, tea tree, thyme, and ylang ylang.
Parts used: Leaves, stalks, and flowers.
Extraction method: Steam distillation
Safety Information: Geranium oil is perfectly safe for home use in moderation. In very large quantities, it may cause irritation to sensitive skin.