Cape Rose Geranium essential oil 100% pure – Pelargonium capitatum x radens (rose) – is steam distilled in the South African Cape Province. This oil has a strong aroma typical of the pelargoniums we see growing in gardens and verges of temperate climates.
Cape Rose Geranium essential oil is often used as an anti-depressant, or in times of stress and often referred to as a balancing oil. Relax whilst inhaling the rich, rose aroma using a vaporiser.
The fragrance of this unique oil is quite strong so perfect to add to a bathroom or bedroom for an uplifting aroma. Diffuse blended with your favourite citrus oil for a special uplifting experience.
This lovely oil blends well with WA Sandalwood and Buddha wood oils and Clove Bud oil though best used conservatively as the aroma can dominate. The perfume makes a lovely addition to a luxurious soap.
Other known uses for Cape Rose Geranium essential oil are as an antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and as an agent to deter pesky insects like ticks and lice in both humans and animals as it contains the plant chemicals Geraniol and Citronellol.
This oil has been known to be popular with Vets for the eradication of ticks on animals, specifically dogs. A safe oil to use on animals blended with a coconut oil to not cause irritation to their skin.
History: The plants originated from South Africa as well as Reunion, Madagascar, Egypt and Morocco. They were introduced to European countries such as Italy, Spain and France in the 17th century. In native Africa the herb teas was drunk to cure stomach upsets and stop internal bleeding. Throughout the centuries people have cultivated the plants around their homes to keep evil spirits at bay.
Best used in a blend or vaporised but not directly onto the skin. Avoid during pregnancy. Store in a cool, dry area below 30° away from the reach of small children. Do not ingest.