Geranium Oil Uses
Geranium Oil is used since old times for a beautiful, radiant skin. Egyptians were extremely dedicated to geranium oil uses because of its sweet, floral fragrance that offers relaxation and calm for the mind and the body.
The oil is extracted using stem distillation from the flowers and leaves of the Geranium plant and it has many health benefits. It is astringent making the muscles to contract and its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties make it great for treating open wounds. It is a natural cicatrisant and it can stop hemorrhaging wounds. It is also a natural body deodorant and a very good tonic making your skin look younger and more beautiful.
Geranium oil benefits for body health
- Antibacterial & Antimicrobial
- Speeds up the healing process of wounds, cuts and surgical incisions
- Cicatrisant and Hemostatic
- Delay of neural degeneration
Geranium oil benefits for skin and body
- Skin tonic – it adds tone to muscles and skin and can improve your overall appearance
- Treats acne, dermatitis or other skin diseases
- It is efficient in treating infections of the respiratory organs like nose and throat
- It can be an amazing natural deodorant
- The oil helps speed up the reproduction of skin cells. If you put a few drops of in a cup of sea salt and jojoba oil you get a rejuvenating body polish
Other geranium oil uses
Geranium oil can be used in relaxation therapy as it can help individuals be more accepting of them. It helps us diminish commitment and love related fears in order to move on to a different stage where we learn to commit and love other people.
The smell is very good to keep mosquito at a distance if you put a drop or two in the fly repellent you use.
It can also be used on animals for treatment of fungal ear infections or for keep ticks away from dogs and cats.
Other properties of Geranium Oil
The oil has a water-like consistency and is mostly colorless, with some vague hints of green. The smell is very floral with a hint of roses and mint.
The oil is absorbed pretty fast by the skin and it is not recommended to use more than a few drops.
Contains: Alpha Pinene, Myrcene, Limonene, Menthone, Linalool, Geranyl Acetate, Citronellol, Geraniol and Geranyl Butyrate.
Blends well with: Angelica, Bergamot, Basil, Cedar Wood, Carrot Seed, Citronella, Lavender, Lime, Orange, Lemon, Jasmine, Grapefruit, and Rosemary Oil.
Precautions: It may also influence certain hormonal balances so it is not recommended to be used by pregnant women or those who are breast-feeding.
There are many geranium oil uses but you will mostly find it in beauty industry and medicine as a natural medicine for wounds and skin cell problems. The smell is very distinct and easy to memorize and can be combined in some very interesting body perfumes. Still, once you have smelled a drop of geranium oil you won’t forget it for a long time and you will recognize it in any combination