Essential Oil Notebook: Geranium

GERANIUM (PERLAONIUM GRAVEOLENS)

Sometimes called a "poor man's rose" geranium essential oil is steam extracted from the whole plant. It has a sweet, floral, herby scent. The main beneficial components are Citronellyl formate and Geraniol. 

Geranium helps promote clear and healthy skin, is great for calming nerves and lessening stress, and is beneficial for healthy hair. It's also useful for joint support, hormone support, normal inflammatory response, and tempering minor aches and pains.

Emotionally, geranium helps to restore trust and confidence in others, helps heal a broken heart and softens anger. It is also useful to stabilize the mind and enhance imagination.

USES

• Use in a steam facial for healthy skin

• Add a drop to your moisturizer

• Add a drop to your shampoo or conditioner-it's great for both oily and dry hair.

• Diffuse for a calming effect.

• Use in the garden or home to help repel insects.

 

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with fractionated coconut oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. See additional precautions below.

CAUTIONS

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.