What is Geranium Essential Oil?
The Geranium oil is extracted from the stems and leaves of the Geranium plant, by the steam distillation process. The plant is a fragrant type of Pelargonium species (Pelargonium graveolens), which is a native plant in South Africa. This plant produces green leaves, rose-colored flowers and fragrant. It grows well in full sun as well as proper-drained fertile soil.
Geraniums have sweet floral scents making them valuable in perfume industries. Inhaling its sweet aroma can help with emotion support by creating a grounding and calming effect. The sweet smelling aroma also helps in reducing fatigue, uplifting your mood, calming the nerves, and promote general emotional wellness. It’s beautifying property can be of use in developing healthy looking skin and hair.
The benefits and uses of this incredible plant are highly adaptable and commonly used to improve the hair and skin appearance. Also, Geranium essential oil is mainly used as a significant element during aromatherapy since it has a lot of health benefits. People around the world use it as a holistic treatment to help improve your mental, emotional and physical health.
Uses as an Essential Oil
Wrinkle Reducer: Since it’s an astringent, it helps to tighten the facial skin and slowing down the aging effect, therefore, minimizing wrinkles. It’s also a muscle toner.
Infections fighter: It helps stop the growth of bacteria on your skin due to its antibacterial property.
Aids in healing – It assists in the speedy healing of wounds, cuts, and incisions. It causes contraction of the blood vessels and so helps in stopping blood flow; also helps in the quick blood clot formation. It also helps in the fading spots caused by acne, wounds, skin irritations or surgical incisions.
Promotes cell growth – It also helps to recycle the dead and worn out cells, and supports the production of new one.
Natural Deodorant: Since it contains an antibacterial property, it helps in the elimination of body odors and so used as a natural deodorant.
Respiratory Infections Killer and Anti-inflammatory Agent: It primarily contains numerous chemicals that consist of antibacterial-like effect, thus preventing throat and nose infections. Also inhibits an inflammatory response on the skin which helps the body fight health-related issues.
Bug Bite and Insect Repellant Healer: It enables you to stops itching as well as heal insect bites, you can massage the oil into irritating or itchy areas for relief.
Aromatic Uses: You can blend it with other preferred products and essential oils like eucalyptus, orange and many more to produce excellent and fragrant atmosphere. It also helps in improving your mood.
Directions for Use
This essential oil has many purposes, it all depends on how you want to use it. Since of its numerous applications like topical application, aromatic, ingestion and inhalation.
Topical massage and use: Mix one-two drops with hair products or massage oils and lotions, then massage or apply on desired areas.
Direct inhalation from the palm of your hand: Mix with other inhaling products, rub in the palms, then inhale to get its invigorating and cheerful effects.
Diffusion blend: Add three-four drops to your preferred diffuser to create a purified and freshened up air.
It can cause skin sensitivity especially when exposed to sunlight and UV. For breastfeeding and pregnant women as well as those people under doctor’s care, consult a physician on the usage. Avoid getting in contact with sensitive areas like inner ears and eyes; this can irritate.
Aroma: Sweet, rosy, citrusy, earthy, herbaceous
Dry-out: Minty, fine, rosaceous
Blended with: Lime, grapefruit, jasmine, rose, tulsi, carrot seed, angelica root