5 Ways To Use Geranium Essential Oil

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With various beautifying purposes, geranium essential oil promotes healthy, glowing skin and hair, while providing a sweet, floral aroma.

A member of the Pelargonium genus of flower species, geraniums are grown for their beauty and as a staple of the perfume industry. While there are over 200 different varieties of Pelargonium flowers, only a few are used as essential oils. Uses of geranium essential oil date back to ancient Egypt when Egyptians used geranium oil to beautify skin and for other benefits. In the Victorian era, fresh geranium leaves were placed at formal dining tables as decorative pieces and to be consumed as a fresh sprig if desired; in fact, the edible leaves and flowers of the plant are often used in desserts, cakes, jellies, and teas. As an essential oil, geranium has been used to promote the appearance of clear skin and healthy hair—making it ideal for skin and hair care products. It also helps calm nerves and lessen feelings of stress. Geranium is also known to naturally repel insects.

Some of my favorite ways to use geranium essential oil:
– Use in an aromatherapy steam facial to beautify skin.
– Add a drop to your moisturizer for a smoothing effect.
– Geranium is great for both dry and oily hair. Apply a few drops to your shampoo or conditioner bottle, or make your own deep hair conditioner
– Diffuse aromatically for a calming effect

Geranium essential oil blends well with:
– Lavender essential oil
– Sandalwood essential oil
– Patchouli essential oil

Every essential oil has an emotional component. Geranium is the Oil of Love and Trust. Geranium restores confidence in the innate goodness of others and in the world. It facilitates trust, especially when an individual has lost trust in others due to difficult circumstances. It also assists in re-establishing a strong bond to one’s mother and father. Where there has been a loss of trust in relationships, geranium encourages emotional honesty, love and forgiveness. It fosters receptivity to human love and connection. Geranium essential oil heals the broken heart. It encourages emotional honesty by facilitating the emergence of grief or pain that has been suppressed. Geranium softens anger and assists in healing emotional wounds. It assist in re-opening the heart so that love may flow freely. Indeed, geranium could be called “the emotional healer”. Geranium is a gentle essential oil, perfect for babies and children. It nurtures the inner-child and supports in re-parenting this aspect of the Self. The individual who has a difficult time accessing their emotions can be supporting by geranium, as it leads away from the logical mind and into the warmth and nurture of the heart. At its root, Geranium essential oil heals the heart, instills unconditional love and fosters trust. (Excerpt taken from Emotions & Essential Oils: A Modern Resource for Healing)

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease

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