Potent and floral, this essential oil is an important oil to add to any collection, and a must for the home physician’s kit. To extract Geranium essential oil, the stems and leaves of the geranium plant (Pelargonium graveolens) are steam distilled. It’s health benefits are numerous including its ability to balance hormones, clear and repair the skin from acne, dermatitis, eczema, burns, cut and other skin issues, fight infections of the upper respiratory tract, and promotes mental stability. Because Geranium is a popular addition to fragrances, use care when shopping for it. Do not buy oils that are labeled as “fragrance”, “natural”, or “food grade”. Only buy essential oils from reputable companies that stands behind their products.
Benefits of Geranium Essential Oil:
• Insect repellant
The antibacterial and antimicrobial properties of Geranium essential oil make it a wise choice to swab onto a wound, using a 50:50 dilution. It supports the immune system by removing and prohibiting microbes, fungus and bacteria from multiplying and invading the body. This, along with it’s hemostatic (speeds up blood clotting) and cicatrisant properties allow your skin to heal quickly, cleanly and without complications.
Geranium essential oil, when applied to the skin will help reduce scars (cicatrisant), improve elasticity, inhibit growth of bacteria, smooth out melatonin distribution, and helps improve blood circulation, which makes it a remarkable addition to facial moisturizers and treatment for oily to extremely dry skin as well as those suffering from Rosacea.
When taken as directed internally, it can benefit your kidneys by increasing urination. Urination is responsible for eliminating most of the toxins from your body. In addition to toxins, urination removes fat, sugar, sodium and aids digestion by eliminating excess acids and bile from your system.
The antibacterial qualities of Geranium coupled with the skin benefits make this essential oil a good one to add to a deodorant. Use in aromatherapy is also beneficial because this oil is a circulatory oil, meaning it exits the body through perspiration. So if your workout is strenuous, it could make you smell like flowers while destroying body odor.
To use this oil, diffuse or use topically by diluting it 1:1 with a carrier oil and rub it into the skin. To take internally, make sure your Geranium essential oil is 100% pure and add one drop to 4 fl. ounces of liquid. Children under 6 should not use Geranium internally, and any topical applications should be diluted 1 drop of oil to 3 drops of carrier oil. Children over 6 should be 1 drop of oil to 2 drops of carrier oil. If skin sensitivity is present, raise the amount of the carrier oil or stop using it altogether.
For an easy tick repellant for dogs, put a drop in your hand and simply wipe down their backs. For humans, put a dab on the inside of your wrists, your ankles and a dab behind the ears. No ticks!
Pets benefit from geranium too! Aromatherapy is safe for your pets. You can apply this directly to dogs, 1 drop and rub head to toe. I do not use any essential oil topically on my cat or bird without the advice of a veterinarian. Horses, especially mares seem to benefit from geranium aromatherapy or diluted and added to an all natural castille soap shampoo. Any small wounds benefit from the same antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that humans do. If there is ever a question on wounds, always seek the advice of your veterinarian.
Speak with your doctor about using Geranium essential oil if you have any medical conditions. Don’t try to cure any disease with Geranium Oil yourself, always consult the advice of a physician for any health issues. Don’t use before speaking with your doctor if you are on any medication, pregnant or nursing. It can interfere with your medication. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.
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