Rose geranium essential oil

NZ $10.30

100% pure


Essential Oils: P - Y


Rose geranium essential oil


Pelargonium roseum






Many of the chemical constituents are similar to that of rose essential oil. It has some of the rose floral notes in a base that is both sweet and herbaceous.

Plant part used

Leaves, stems

Extraction method

Steam distillation






Oil and alcohol

Usage rate

Skincare : 0.1 - 1%
Soapmaking: 1 - 3 %



Blends well with

Basil, bergamot, carrot seed, cedarwood, citronella, clary sage, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lime, neroli, orange, rosemary.



Palm oil


Animal tested



Description: Rose geranium is a hairy perennial shrub growing up to 1m. It has pointed leaves, serrated at the edges, and pinkish-white flowers.

History: The plants originated in South Africa, Madagascar, Egypt and Morocco and were introduced to Italy, Spain, and France in the 17th century. In early times geraniums were planted around the house to ward off evil spirits.

Strength of aroma: medium

Common uses

Aromatherapy: The scent of rose geranium oil is often used in aromatherapy to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and uplift mood. Inhaling the aroma of the oil is believed to have a calming effect on the mind and can help alleviate feelings of anxiety and depression.

Natural perfume: Due to its pleasant and floral scent, rose geranium oil is sometimes used as a natural fragrance or perfume. It can be added to homemade perfumes, body sprays, or scented candles for a refreshing and aromatic experience.

Air freshener: Rose geranium essential oil can be diffused to create a pleasant aroma in living spaces. It's often used to freshen the air and mask unpleasant odours in the environment.

Insect repellent: Some people believe that the scent of rose geranium oil has insect-repelling properties. It's sometimes used to deter insects like mosquitoes and flies, making it a potential natural alternative to chemical insect repellents.

Skincare and cosmetics: Rose geranium oil is added to skincare products, such as lotions, creams, and soaps, for its pleasant fragrance and potential skin-enhancing properties. It's believed to help balance oil production, improve skin texture, and provide a soothing sensation.

Hair care: A few drops of rose geranium oil can be added to shampoos and conditioners to give hair a pleasant scent. Some also claim that it helps balance scalp oil production and promote healthy-looking hair.

Cleaning agents: The antimicrobial properties attributed to rose geranium oil have led some individuals to use it as a natural ingredient in homemade cleaning solutions. It's believed to help disinfect surfaces and leave a pleasant scent.

Safety data: Very potent and not to be used on sensitive skin. Avoid use during pregnancy.

Packaging - See our blog on our commitment to sustainable packaging.
Our essential oils come in amber glass bottles with dripulator caps:
5ml and 20ml with an 18 neck dripulator cap, either white or black, depending on stock availability.
30ml, 50ml, 100ml, 250ml, with a 28 neck white dripulator cap (except for oils that are too thick for a dripulator, which have a black open pour cap).
500g and 1kg options come in an aluminium bottle; 5L comes in a plastic jerrycan.
If you need precise drops for your products we suggest you buy our 5ml or 20ml dropper bottles and transfer the oils or buy our disposable or glass pipettes

Important note: The information provided is for educational purposes only. It is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.

General safety information: Do not take any oils internally.
Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin.
If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner.
Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses.
It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children.
A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an oil that you've never used before.



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