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Rose Geranium Essential Oil (South Africa) (Cape Rose Geranium)

Average Product Rating: 4.9 / 5 (Based on 25 Customer Reviews)

Botanical Name: Pelargonium capitatum x radens

Main Constituents:
Geraniol: 13%
Citronellol: 21%

Plant Part: Herb

Origin: South Africa

Processing Method: Steam Distilled

Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, yellow to greenish olive liquid.

Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A middle note with a strong aroma, a rich bittersweet floral scent, Rose Geranium is not a replacement for true rose, but adding it to a rose-based formula will extend the accents of the rose oil, and reduce the expense and necessity of using real rose oil.

Blends With: Angelica Root, Basil, Bergamot, Carrot Seed, Cedarwood, Citronella, Clary Sage, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Lime, Neroli, Orange and Rosemary.

Product Abstract: This plant is indigenous to South Africa, and is a perennial hairy shrub growing up to 1 meter tall. The leaves are covered with long, soft hairs and its flowers are pink. The oil is obtained through steam distillation of the leaves and stalks. This variety of Rose Geranium is one of the most fragrant of the species, and the oil is used in perfumery and the cosmetics industry to extend the costly rose. The plants were introduced to Europe in the 17th century. Throughout the centuries people have cultivated the plants around their homes to keep evil spirits at bay.

Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.

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Customers may purchase products from New Directions Aromatics Inc. only with the clear understanding that all products must be used at their own discretion, and only after referring to the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and all other relevant technical information specific to the product. New Directions Aromatics Inc. shall not be held responsible for any damages to property or for any adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).

New Directions Aromatics Inc. shall not be responsible for any damages resulting from use of or reliance upon this information. The user of the product is solely responsible for compliance with all laws and regulations applying to the use of the products, including the intellectual property rights of third parties.

The certifications, statements and product descriptions shown on this website are strictly for information purposes only. The information in this document is obtained from current and reliable sources but makes no representation as to its comprehensiveness or accuracy. Nothing contained herein should be considered as a recommendation by New Directions Aromatics Inc. as to the fitness for any use.

Further, New Directions Aromatics is not responsible for the comments made in the customer reviews, nor when products are used in ways not suitable to their purpose (for example, fragrance oils in toothpaste; bath salts in metal containers; additives used in larger amounts than recommended).

As with any manufacturing process, New Directions Aromatics strongly recommends small lab scale testing for evaluation purposes prior to full commercial manufacturing. As the ordinary or otherwise use(s) of this product is outside the control of New Directions Aromatics Inc., no representation or warranty, expressed or implied is made as to the effect(s) of such use(s) (including damage or injury), or the results obtained.

The liability of New Directions Aromatics Inc. is limited to the value of the goods and does not include any consequential loss. New Directions Aromatics Inc. shall not be liable for any errors or delays regarding an order, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Please note, the International Federation of Aromatherapists do not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. In addition, Essential Oils must be properly diluted before use in order to avoid any damages to property or adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).

IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.

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Submited By: Chelle from Lake Forest, California on
Loyal Customer Since: 2011
Rating: Star

I absolutely LOVE this Rose Geranium oil. I use it in my Anti-aging facial moisturizer and in my Rose scented body products along with just a couple drops of rose absolute. Gives the rose scent at an affordable price as well as giving some of the same therapeutic benefits of rose as well.
Submited By: Carol from Miami, Florida on
Loyal Customer Since: 2009
Rating: Star

#1 I have always been impressed with the quality of all your products especially the essential and fragrance oils - your variety is outstanding! #2 I purchased your rose geranium essential oil and the scent is feminine serenity. I mixed 5 drops with 1 cup cornstarch, 1 teaspoon baking soda, and mixed all in a zip bag. After 4 days I had a morning body powder of gentle delight. Can't wait to blend it in a shower gel, maybe grapefruit and bitter orange. Always enjoy your reviews, good hints!
Submited By: Tiffany from Morrisville, Pennsylvania on
Loyal Customer Since: 2012
Rating: Star

This oil smells just as I had roses and geraniums. It reminds me of sitting on my grandmother's porch when her flowers were in full bloom. Lovely.
Submited By: Michael from Chicago, Illinois on
Loyal Customer Since: 2010
Rating: Star

An absolutely beautiful oil. I have yet to find a problem in terms of mixing with other oil, and can easily act as a stand alone oil. I ordered the smallest bottle and plan on getting more. Absolutely wonderful. I also made a lotion with it when my sister was having a rough monthly visit from her friend. She said it helped her. She felt a bit more grounded and relaxed. Cross your fingers for next month as I tend to take the brunt.
Submited By: Sheila from Granville, Tennessee on
Loyal Customer Since: 2007
Rating: Star

A lovely Rose Geranium, works perfectly in perfumery where you want a gentle bridge to help the notes to meld. Lavender is great for this, but when you want a more floral tone Rose geranium is perfect. Blends beautifully w/ many oils & stands well by itself. Very emotionally uplifting.
Submited By: Alonza from Westlake, Ohio on
Loyal Customer Since: 2009
Rating: Star

I absolutely love this oil. It gives my soaps a nice light scent of Rose. Perfect for those that want the rose smell without paying for the rose price.
Submited By: Tiffany from Yucca Valley, California on
Loyal Customer Since: 2010
Rating: Star

This is amazing!! Such a beautiful, feminine aroma...just lovely...thanks again for another great product!
Submited By: Anas from Dearborn, Michigan on
Loyal Customer Since: 2009
Rating: Star

This scent was strong and very rose like. If you need a substitute to rose at steep discounts, look no further.
Submited By: Marilyn from Newmarket, Ontario on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

A beautiful scent when blended with other eo's such as Roswood, it can bring out the other blends so well, giving it just the right amount of floral scent (without having to buy the more expensive eo's such as rose absolute.
Submited By: Hanna from Morrisville, North Carolina on
Loyal Customer Since: 2010
Rating: Star

This is one of my absolute favorite scents, and I am very impressed with the quality from NDA. The smell is a perfect blend of rose and geranium, and is perfect by itself or with other EO's. I will buy an even bigger bottle next time...
Submited By: Susan from Huntington Station, New York on
Loyal Customer Since: 2010
Rating: Star

This is just as wondeful as I thought it would be, although I must say I am a geranium lover! The sweetness of the rose scent is beautifully balanced with the greeness of the geranium. Perhaps a little less cloying than straight up rose. Very uplifting and a "feel good" scent that will soften with wear. Can't wait to use it in the bath!
Submited By: Crystal from Burnaby, British Columbia on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

I love this EO .I've already bought a 2nd bottle.I actually like it better than "real" Rose. Love it in the bath.
Submited By: Chassidy from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on
Loyal Customer Since: 2009
Rating: Star

This oil is absolutely beautiful.
Submited By: Rabecca from Columbus, Michigan on
Loyal Customer Since: 2009
Rating: Star

Smells wonderful even though this is strong right out of the bottle it does settle down and soften with wear. Don't let the strong sent fool you it is great
Submited By: Clare from Waterloo, Ontario on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

This was the first oil i tried from NDA. I LOVE it!!! I make it into a simple and wonderful mist... i use a small spray bottle and fill with water... add 3 drops Eucalyptus, 5 drops Rose Geranium and 4-5 drops lemon... its refreshing, calming, soothing and reviving all at the same time! I am going to be buying this again!
Submited By: Sarah from Hailey, Idaho on
Loyal Customer Since: 2009
Rating: Star

This is a great oil. I love the geranium smell. It really doesn't smell very "rosey" to me, though I haven't tried any other geranium yet so nothing to compare to. I use it in room spray, toner, & PMS bath soak. Nice for balance and emotionaly uplifting. I can't wait to try more ND oils! I love every one I have tried so far!
Submited By: Ivie from Toronto, Ontario on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

Got my shipment very fast~ great delivery service! This is my first time smelling rose geranium S. Africa...... I would say that it's a beautiful flora and citrus-ish scent. :) One of my new favorites! I now understand why people say it's sometimes used to extend the rose scent. Rose geranium is floral at the same time "energetic"? It has that crispness that most floral scents don't. Be careful to scent it in tiny amounts since it can easily become overwhelming.
Submited By: Laura from Avon, Indiana on
Loyal Customer Since: 2009
Rating: Star

very rosy and green. sweeter than i expected, but still smells wonderful and well-balanced.
Submited By: Teresa from Alamogordo, New Mexico on
Loyal Customer Since: 2009
Rating: Star

Smells wonderful! I like to put a few drops in my body and face lotion/creams. Very good price.
Submited By: Caitland from Hamilton, Ontario on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

Wow!!! blend it this way for the most relaxing bath ever !!! ... 2 drops labdanum ... 4 drops S. African geranium. I dbl the amount and soak for 20 - 30 min. Talk about being peaceful, relaxed and NON_STRESSED!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this scent .... much softer!
Submited By: Piper from Denver, Colorado on
Loyal Customer Since: 2009
Rating: Star

An uplifting scent of rose geranium. Lime, rose, and apricot mingle within this oil.
Submited By: Anna from Cherry Valley, New York on
Loyal Customer Since: 2009
Rating: Star

This has a very interesting quality. I first thought it was too subtle but I agree with the other reviewer, it does have a depth to it. It's fresh and layered, very relaxing too. I'm very happy with the quality.
Submited By: Kristal from Las Vegas, Nevada on
Loyal Customer Since: 2008
Rating: Star

Very Special oil with many uses. Just makes you feel good, extrodinary, great balanced mixture. Mix with a green clay for a great mask.
Submited By: Davida from Surrey, British Columbia on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

The scent is similar to Geranium, but not as heady and strong and it has something else, depth... can't quite put my finger on it. Nice oil.
Submited By: Marion from Middletown, Connecticut on
Loyal Customer Since: 2007
Rating: Star

Lovely scent. Light rose, clean and fresh. Excellent product at a reasonable price. Recommend.