Inhale relax recharge
Scented geraniums are a group of plants that have an amazing range of different fragrances. They have lovely delicate flowers but it is the scented oils in their leaves that make them really special. When you touch or crush a leaf with your fingers and inhale the scent you’ll be able to smell peppermint, rose, pine, citrus or many other fragrances. Plant them next to where you walk or sit and every time you brush past them they will release their wonderful scent. Inhale the scent and concentrate on the fragrance for a calming but invigorating feeling.
There are scented geraniums perfect for large pots, hanging baskets, herb gardens and garden beds.
A FEW FACTS
Scented geranium oils are extracted and used in perfumes, aromatherapy and medicinally.
For the craft minded scented geraniums have many uses in potpourris, herb pillows, sachets and soaps.
Scented geraniums are non toxic and some varieties are used in the kitchen as flavouring in baking and herbal teas. Their leaves and flowers make excellent garnishes.
Scented geraniums are actually Pelargoniums. The genus name is derived from the Greek word for stork ‘pelargos’ because the seed pod/fruit resembles the head and bill of a stork.