Geranium Bourbon

Adam Michael has this to say “Geranium bourbon essential oil is considered to be the finest geranium available, contains no ‘10-epi-gamma-eudesmol’ and around 30% less ‘citronellol’. In simple terms, therapeutically its no better than the Egyptian geranium, it simply smells superior and lends itself very well towards the perfumer. Geranium bourbon is green in colour, grown in Reunion. Like the majority of flower oils, it is antidepressant and antiseptic. Geranium bourbon essential oil is also a valuable astringent and a haemostatic (it stops bleeding), which makes it very useful in treating injuries. It also promotes speedy healing. It is used in skincare, for its delightful perfume, for its astringent and antiseptic properties and for its action in balancing the production of sebum. This makes geranium bourbon valuable for skins that are excessively dry or oily, or for dry skins with oily patches. Also within the world of perfumery this material is a must for building luxury rose accords, works great in creations with green top notes, pairs especially well with carnation and generally supports fruity compositions very well.”

Handy Tip: One of geranium’s principle constituents is ‘geraniol’ which is very effective at fighting cold sores, if you feel that prickle sensation – normally the first sign of the cold sore – be sure to add a drop of geranium neat and all being well the cold sore will not develop. Wash hands thoroughly afterwards.

Botanical Name: Pelargonium graveolens

Origin: Madagascar, distilled in Reunion

Wholesale weights: 100G = 70 Euros. Including vat = 85.40 Euros. 250G = 150 Euros. Including vat = 183 Euros.