Geranium (Pelargonium Graveolen) essential oil is used for improving blood circulationa and treating skin problems. It also has many refreshing and relaxing effects. Find out more about properties, uses and blends geranium essential oil.
Imported from Reunion, an island in the West Indian Ocean, this oil is distilled from the leaves of the plant. It has a leafy rose scent and has been long revered for its fragrance. A balancing oil for the mind and body, Geranium relaxes, restores and maintains stability of the emotions.
The oil is known to lessen fluid retention and easing inflammation. Therefore it is used for massage of areas afflicted with cellulite
and is also used for treating eczema and psoriasis.
It is an astringent oil excellent for all skin types and is widely used in skin care products due to its fragrance and cleansing properties.
Geranium is an effective insect repellent.
Antifungal, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, and Diuretic
For treating Burns, Eczema, Edema, Fluid Retention, Neuralgia, PMS Symptoms (including swollen breasts), Poor Circulation, Rheumatism and Tonsillitis
Combines well with Chamomile, Cypress, Juniper
A few common blends:
A blend of Bergamot, Lavender and Geranium creates a sense of well being by lifting melancholy, relieving anxiety and stress, and balancing emotional extremes. This blend can be beneficial for treating premenstrual syndrome too.
For relaxation after work try a blend of Geranium with Pine in a 2:3 ratio.
Geranium in combination with Lavender and Bergamot produces a delightful room freshener.
To treat fungal infections, add Chamomile, Tea Tree, Fennel, Geranium, Lavender to the Bad Breath Mouthwash recipe (without exceeding 6 drops total of essential oils). This would help prevent mouth sores and infections.
May irritate sensitive skin. Avoid use during pregnancy