No matter how clean we keep our house, bugs appear once in a while. Adding a little Rose Geranium oil to a standard air freshener mixture helps repel flying insects. Rose Geranium oil is not only a great way to control insects naturally. It's also a beautifully sented oil. In ancient times geranium was planted around the house to deter evil spirits.
Botanical name: Pelargonium x asperum
Common name: Rose geranium
Plant part: Aerial parts
Extraction method: Steam distilled
Common uses: Rose geranium has traditionally been known to help balance hormones as well as help alleviate PMS related symptoms. It is also one of the most fragrant essential oils available and is used extensively in the perfumery and cosmetics industry.
Strength of aroma: Strong
Aromatic scent: Similar to Geranium but with Rose floral notes in a base that is both sweet and herbaceous.
Caution: Non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitising. Avoid during pregnancy.