Geranium oil is extracted from leaves and stalks by steam distillation of Geranium plant.
It can be used to help in the treatment of acne, eczema, hemorrhoids, burns, dermatitis, cuts, lice, as mosquito repellant, ringworm, ulcers, edema, poor circulation, sore throat, tonsillitis, stress and neuralgia. The therapeutic properties of geranium oil are astringent, diuretic, deodorant, styptic, haemostatic, vulnerary and tonic.
It will help to balance the oil production of the skin and help keep it supple, while the cicatrizing properties ensure that it is helpful in wound healing, including burns, wounds and ulcers.
Geranium oil can also be diluted in shampoo to help with head lice.
It has a sweet and rosy smell with a mint overtone and is mostly colorless, but can have a slight light green color to it. It is watery in viscosity.
If the oil is made from the leaves when they start turning yellow it has a stronger rose aroma then the younger, greener leaves
The essential oil is composed of various chemical constituents and includes a-pinene, myrcene, limonene, menthone, linalool, geranyl acetate, citronellol, geraniol and geranyl butyrate.
It is pale yellow-green in color.
The main chemical components of frankincense oil are a-pinene, actanol, linalool, octyl acetate, bornyl acetate, incensole and incensyl acetate.
Density : 0.906-0.927
Refractive density : 1.458-1.470
Optical rotation : 0° to +10°
Flash point : 44°C
Assay : 80 To 85%
Acid value : Less then 1
Solubility : Insoluble in water, partially soluble in methanol
Storage : To be stored in cool and dry place, below temperature 25°C