This popular and attractive plant can be found round most of Europe. It is about 2 feet high and has small pink flowers, with serrated, pointed leaves. We have found the finest Geranium to be found in Madagascar.
An uplifting and strong smelling oil with a beautiful floral scent and gentle apple like undertones. Geranium oil that blends well with most essential oils.
Geranium oil, is the oil of balance. It balances the mind, emotions and skin. Every essential oils should include Geranium as it easily blends with most essential oils and adds richness, complexity and a deep aroma to blends.
Geranium essential oil helps balance the sebum levels in the skin, naturally boosting the skin’s health and natural glow. By balancing the sebum levels, the skin remains conditioned and soothed, helping to prevent breakouts in spot-prone skin.
Geranium is calming for your mind and is often used in blends for anxiety and depression. A study of post-natal women found Geranium can actively reduce anxiety. Geranium in a blend can induce a sense of calm.
Anecdotal evidence has indicated that adding geranium essential oil to bathwater may be an excellent way to help edema. Studies have shown that Geranium essential oil is helpful on edema (link to study); however, more long-term studies are required.
Shingles often result in postherpetic neuralgia, a very painful condition affecting the nerve fibers and skin that run along a nerve.
Many publications have recommended the use of Geranium oil with shingles. One study found that topical application of geranium oil significantly reduced postherpetic neuralgia pain within minutes of application. However, these effects were temporary and required reapplication as needed.
Adding geranium oil to a conditioner or hair mask dramatically reduces dryness and helps ease dandruff and skin irritation on the scalp. Helping to soothe dry or irritated skin, massaging the oil into your scalp as a leave-in mask, or adding it to your conditioner to treat sun-damaged hair or in need of some severe re-hydration.
Blends with virtually every other essential oil but favourites have to be Bergamot, Lavender, Basil, Rosemary, Black pepper, Rose, Neroli, Sandalwood, Rosewood, Juniperberry, Lemon, Patchouli, Jasmine and Sweet Orange.
Precautions when using Geranium Essential Oil
As with all essential oils we do not recommend using Geranium during pregnancy, especially as it regulates the hormonal system. May cause irritation to sensitive skin.