Rose Geranium (South African)
Botanical Name: Pelargonium capitatum x radens (this is a specific cross species and not the same as our regular Geranium. This cross species of rose geranium oil is well known for its ability to repel ticks)* This species is found in many areas along the coasts of South Africa and is believed to have been amongst the earliest scented geraniums brought to England from Holland in 1690. In fact this particular species has a high concentration of Geraniol, Citronellol and Linalool, naturally occurring chemical compounds that act to repel ticks. Basically, ticks can't stand the smell of this plant!
Origin: South African Cape Province
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Uses: It works wonders in skincare remedies and can be used to help in the treatment of the following: is known as a tick repellent; aids in healing skin issues, lice repellent, mosquito repellent, aid with fungal issues, swollen areas, poor circulation, women's hormonal problems, & stress. This oil makes an excellent astringent. This variety of Rose Geranium is one of the most fragrant species; inspires natural beauty & enjoyment, uplifts the mind while balancing hormones making it a must-have for women's hormonal concerns.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Always dilute for topical use! (maximum dilution ratio is 5%)
Diffuse as needed full strength
**For dogs, please see this interesting article: https://k9angelsrescue.wordpress.com/tag/pelargonium-capitatum-x-radens/
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