A yellow to brownish essential oil coming from the leaves of Rose Geranium. It contains flavonoid and phenolic compounds that give the oil antibacterial and antifungal properties. The main components though are fragrant ones - citronellol (33%), geraniol (26%) and linalool (10%) - so it might be a good idea to avoid if your skin is sensitive.
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- Lipids in Health and Disease 2012, Phytochemical composition and antimicrobial activities of the essential oils and organic extracts from pelargonium graveolens growing in Tunisia
- International Journal of Aromatherapy, Volume 12, Issue 4, December 2002, Pages 216–218, Chemical constituents of essential oil of Pelargonium graveolens leaves