Geranium Oils

The essential oil of geranium has a flowery, rose-like fragrance. In fact, it is often used to adulterate rose oil. The essential oil of geranium comes from the pelargonium plant and should not be confused with the European genus of geranium, which includes crane’s bill. Beware of falsified oils or oils from the wrong plant species.

Geranium is calming, balancing and uplifting for depression. It is reputed to help with female hormone balance and is useful in easing PMS, engorgement of the breast, night sweat, and hot flashes.

Geranium is helpful for general fatigue and tiredness. It is also good for many skin conditions, including bruises. Fungal infections, wounds, dry skin, stretch marks, and cellulite.

Botanical Name: Pelargonium graveolens
Note: Middle
Odor Intensity: High

Key Uses:
Breast engorgement or congestion
Bruises, broken capillaries
Hormone balance (PMS, menopause)
Insect repellant (mosquitoes, gnats)
Kidney stones
Lymphatic stimulant
Neuralgia (especially facial)
Skin care
Urinary disorder

Aroma: Rose-like and sweet, with an earthy,Fancy Geranium mint-like undertone.

Blends well with: Clove, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Neroli, Jasmine, Rose and all citrus, especially Bergamot.

Part Used: Leaves

Properties: Astringent, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, calming, diuretic, homeostatic, uplifting, vulnerary, tonic.

Emotional Concerns: Geranium is useful in cases of nervous tension, stress and anxiety.

Contraindications: Geranium can be an irritant to sensitive skin. It may cause restlessness or insomnia if used in the evening or if overused.  Avoid long-term use if you have a history of estrogen-dependent cancers.

Wound Healer:
5 drops Geranium
5 drops Lavender
3 drops Frankincense
1 Tbsp Aloe Vera Gel

Mix and apply to the wound.

Insect Repellant:
4 drops Thyme
4 drops Geranium
4 drops Lavender
4 drops Peppermint

Add to 2 Tbsp Witch Hazel and dilute in 4 oz. water. Spray on skin to deter insect bites.

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