Geranium is quite disrespectfully seen as the cheap substitute for ROSE oil???
And that’s while Young Living only uses the Pelargonium graveolens. This Geranium species is known to produce one of the best quality oils and grows in the Reunion Islands (between Madagascar and Mauritius). There are well over 200 species of Geranium.
Pelargonium is the Greek word derived from Palargos meaning “stork.” And that’s because the fruit of the Geranium looks like the beak of a stork.
Some companies try to substitute a species and try to sell it for other purposes than fragrance.
Geraniums were used as early as ancient Egypt as skin and hair care products, and in the 17th century these plants were in the gardens of Europe to provide protection against evil spirits…. In the early 19th century, it was the French chemist Recluz who first distilled the leaves of the geranium.
And why is geranium used by scientists and in our case the developers of Young Living products?
Because the ORAC value of Pelargonium graveolens is 1,010,011 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter.
What does this number mean? ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It tells you the antioxidant capacity of a food. For example: Oranges = 750; Cloves = 1,078,700. And no, the number for cloves is not a typo!
But most of all, it’s just a wonderful smelling oil that helps balance and calm you. Excellent to use in your beauty regime and your meditation or yoga rituals.