At St. Eval, we scent our beautiful candles with a range of over thirty fragrances inspired by nature. For this week's Fragrance Friday feature we're delving into the popular scent of floral Geranium and the special meanings behind it.
Geranium has a rich history in natural medicine, myth and folklore and with its plethora of different species there's no shortage of tales to be told about this interesting flower.
Symbolising happiness and friendship, geraniums are often chosen as housewarming gifts for these cheerful qualities. In Floriography - the 'language of flowers' which dates back to Victorian times - each type of geranium has its own distinct meaning. While pink geraniums symbolise romance, white geraniums are said to be a powerful protective plant symbolising innocence and purity. In this unique language you can also express a range of sentiments and emotions; ivy geraniums represent a wish for a lady's hand in the next dance, scarlet geraniums express consolation and oak leaf geraniums portray true friendship.
According to English folklore, geraniums have a deep-rooted history in the world of myth, magic and mysticism and they have been a staple ingredient in a number of magical spells. Geranium tea has long been brewed as a powerful love potion, its roots were often worn around the neck for a protection charm, and it is said that brushing rose geranium leaves on windows and doors keeps your home guarded against intrusion.
Celebrated for its antibacterial and antioxidant properties, geranium is multi-purpose plane and its benefits range far beyond its aesthetic value. Over the centuries geraniums have been used across many different cultures in herbal healing, and its oils have been used to ease pain and treat ailments, ranging from anxiety and depression to more generalised infections.
Sweet and floral, this diverse flower has a calming and uplifting scent reminiscent of the warm Spring months in which it grows, and we pair this delicate floral fragrance with fresh green notes and cool mint to create a balanced and harmonious scent, perfect for brightening your indoor spaces, or scenting your days spent outdoors.
Explore our full Geranium collection here. New for spring 2022, discover this fragrance in our Reed Diffuser Collection with our Geranium Reed Diffuser and Geranium Diffuser Refill. Our diffusers are perfect for enjoying your favourite fragrance for longer as they subtly scent your space for up to 3 months.
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