Why Geranium Essential Oil?
Well, interestingly; it,s simultaneously’ a sedative and an uplifting oil!
According to Salvatore Battaglia, The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy (The International centre of Holistic Aromatherapy Publications, 2016) pg. 207; Geranium Essential Oil, in Chinese medicine is cooling and moist, it clears heat and has the ability to strengthen the flow of Qi, it is therefore able to calm the mind, relax the body, ease frustration and irritability.
Further referencing this book, Geranium Essential Oil is ideal for the A type personality, the workaholic, perfectionist type or the person who has forgotten imagination, intuition and the sensory experience.
It is very helpful when hungover or dealing with jetlag. We also suggest using Geranium for a get together with friends, especially when you are bringing in new friends and you want them to feel at home.
If you have the jitters, a few drops on a tissue kept close by will dispel any nervousness when going into a meeting, job interview, etc.
It is great for open wounds, and acne for that matter, as it is an anti-microbial (anti-bacterial is a form of an anti-microbial,) which works to prevent bacteria growth. Due to Geranium Essential Oils’ haemostatic and astringent anti-inflammatory qualities, it contracts blood vessels and speeds up the coagulation of blood, speeding up the healing of wounds.
Geranium Essential Oils works particularly well for women, both as a calming salve psychologically and on a hormonal level, balancing fluctuating hormone levels. It is fabulous for PMS, peri-menopausal and menopausal women.
There is some evidence to support Geranium’s use in anti-aging products, as it has the ability to repair collagen and tighten the skin, all which minimize the visible signs of aging.
When it comes to the skin, Geranium Essential Oil is helpful when dealing with other skin conditions including, as mentioned, Acne, Eczema and Ketosis Pilaris.
You can use the Hydrolat (Geranium Water) spray as a natural insect repellent ( mozzies really hate it). The Spray is also excellent when experiencing hot flushes.
Geranium is safe to use on children, and fyi its botanical name is Pelargonium Graveolens.
We have used Geranium Essential Oil in our products below:
Menstrual Pain Relief Massage Oil, Anti- Aging Facial Oil, Anti-Aging Face Cream, Anti-Cellulite Massage Oil, Anti-Cellulite Cream, Me Time Essential Oil, Girl Talk Essential Oil, Adrenal Support, Skin Tightening Body Massage Oil, Cleopatra Goats Milk Bath Soak.