Toning and balancing
Geranium oil is used for its toning and balancing effect on the skin. It gives a sweet, rose-like aroma to bath products, skincare and fine fragrances. The oil is antiseptic and astringent, which helps to even out colour and oiliness by constricting the tissues to balance sebum production and circulation.
The pale green oil is steam distilled from the above-ground parts of the plant (the leaves, twigs and flowers). The essential oil in geranium has constituents - geraniol, linalol and citronellol - that are also found in rose oil, making them perfect partners, but it also blends well with a variety of different oils including clove oil, sandalwood, and lavender.
The Geranium oil used in Lush products is from Egypt and Kenya. The type grown in Kenya is of a premium quality known as Bourbon, and it is grown sustainably, without the use of chemicals.