Sunday, August 8, 2010
Pelargoniums with Rose Scented Leaves have a multitude of uses as well as being a delightful and decorative plant for the garden.
There are a vast array of forms and fragrances available as result of many years of hybridization from Pelargonium Capitatum, Pelargonium Radens, Pelargonium Graveolens variegated.
These scented pelargoniums have been used in the perfumery industry and are valued for their subtle fragrance.
Attar of Roses oil is the most expensive geranium oil. The fragrant essential oils from rose scented geraniums are used in perfumes, colognes, Rose water, scented candles, scented Potpourri-es, scented soaps.
Geranium oil combined with almond oil and lavender oil make a wonderful massage oil, but should be used with caution as for sensitive skin people may cause a mild rash.
The herbalist recommend rose geranium like an excellent mood enhancer and is used frequently in aromatherapy.
In house you can made bath sachets by enclosing fresh scented leaves in a fine material like in a little bag and hanging it under the tap when filling the bath.
I 'm looking to buy a home essential oil distiller in next period, but until then I use the next recipe to make rose water in house for myself. This can be used for facial steams for its anti-ageing effects on the skin. Rose water and fresh leaves infused into water also can be used as a final hair rinse for healthy-looking shine.
Homemade Rose Water using Rose Scented Pelargoniums recipe:
Combine 15 rose scented geraniums leaves and few rose scented geranium flowers with 200 ml of purified water and simmer for 15 minutes.
Leave to steep for 4-5 hours and remove the leaves and flowers.
Keep refrigerated in a sterilized jar for 2-3 weeks.
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