Geranium Oil


Fragrance Synthetic and Natural

No known benefits

Geranium Oil description

Geranium oil (also known as _Maculatum geranium_ oil) offers some beneficial properties but also can be a skin sensitizer due to its volatile fragrance ingredients. Geranium extract on the other hand is a very good antioxidant for skin, and the parts extracted are usually not fragrant, thus presenting minimal risk of sensitivity. For more information, please see the entry for _Pelargonium Graveolens_ Oil.

Geranium Oil references

  • American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products, June 2014, pages 13-16

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Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


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