Geranium Essential Oil has a sweet, floral fragrance that calms and relaxes the body and mind. It has been used back to the times of the Egyptians for promoting beautiful, radiant skin amongst other things.
Did you know that the untrained nose usually identifies Geranium Essential Oil for Rose Essential Oil?
Yes, because Geranium oil has a rose like scent. In fact Geranium oil is used to adulterate Rose essential oil for this reason. Also, pure Rose essential oil is about five to six times the cost of Geranium essential oil!
That is why...
I like to wear Geranium oil as a natural perfume especially if I am going to a stressful meeting. The aroma is wonderful, it keeps me relaxed, and the issues always get resolved quickly and peacefully!
This section is a fun and easy reference guide for Geranium Essential Oil. It will tell you how to use it and what to use it for. It will also provide you with some fun suggestions, safety precautions for you and your pet!
As I receive new tips and testimonials for Geranium oil they will be added to the page, so check back frequently!
What is the Genus Species? Pelargonium graveolens
Why is this information important? There are over 200 different species of Geranium. The graveolens species is known to produce one of the highest quality oils available and grows in the Reunion Islands.
Remember, some companies may try to substitute a species within the family and try to sell it for therapeutic use. So make sure you know your source and you are purchasing the right species!
Where is the name derived from? Pelargonium is a Greek word derived from Palargos meaning "stork".
Why is this information so important? Its not, it's just a fun fact!
What Part of the Plant is Used? Flowers and leaves
Most Interesting Historical Reference?
Did you know that the French Chemist Recluz was the first to distil the leaves of geranium in 1819?
What are the Plant Properties? Anti-inflammatory, antitumoral, antibacterial, antifungal, antispasmodic, antiseptic, astringent, antidepressant, sedative, homeostatic (stops bleeding), diuretic, liver and pancreas stimulant, detoxification, dilates bile ducts for liver detoxification, insect repellent.
What are the Documented Uses for Geranium? Hepatitis and fatty liver, fungal infections (ringworm), fungal infections (ringworm), circulatory problems, diabetes, skin conditions (acne, cleanses oily skin, revitalizes skin cells, psoriasis, hair, eczema, itchy skin), viral (herpes, shingles), gallbladder, hormone balancing, menstrual problems (PMS, cramps and minimizing heavy flow), digestion, insomnia.
What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? Lifts the spirit and eases nervous tension. May release negative emotions and memories.
What is the Spiritual Influence? Geranium oil can help diminish fears of abandonment, love and commitment. It asks that one be more accepting and thus more loving of self. As we love ourselves more, than we can fully commit to loving others.
What Chakra is Affected? The heart and throat chakras expand using this oil. Also may be used to balance the solar plexus and root chakras.
What are the corresponding Chakra Colors? Green and pink.
How do I use it?
Dilute 50:50, and then,
Good oil for the First Aid Kit? Yes
Can this Oil be used for Pets? Yes, it is documented to treat fungal ear infections in animals. For dogs, it can be used to deter ticks and flies. I like to put a drop or two in my fly repellent for the barn.
Because Geranium helps balance hormones and calms, it has been suggested that mares benefit greatly from use of this oil. I’ll let you know, I am going to start using it with my mare, Roxie!
Note about Animal Use: Certain oils can be very toxic to cats. Pine and citrus products and oils in particular that are not of therapeutic grade. Please consult your vet if you are not sure about applying any essential oil to your pet.
What are the Safety Precautions? First, only use therapeutic grade essential oils! Geranium essential oil has no known contraindications. It is Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS). It is approved by the FDA for use as a Food Additive (FA).
Children younger than 6 years of age should not use Geranium oil as a dietary supplement.
Essential Oil Trivia?
Did you know that European gardeners in the 1600s planted geraniums to protect themselves from evil spirits?
Did you know that the fruit of the Geranium looks like a stork's bill?
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Tips and Testimonials from an Essential Oil User
Did you know that in the December 2007 issue of Domino Magazine, Joshua Onysko, founder and alchemist of an organic body-care company, mentioned that Young Living's geranium essential oil as "one of the top eco-centric ways to look and feel fabulous in 2008."?
When used as a calming scrub, Onysko says, "The best essential oil by far is geranium. The scent, sweet and pungent, goes right to the frontal lobe, relieving tension and anxiety.
The oil also helps speed up the reproduction of skin cells-a few drops of geranium oil mixed into a cup of sea salt and jojoba oil is a rejuvenating body polish."
Domino was a "guide to living with style" magazine centered on the home that closed in 2009.
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