One oil I haven't used yet is Geranium Essential Oil but it's on my "To Try List" especially after I researched it.
Here's what I learned about its health benefits.
Benefits of Geranium Oil
Geranium oil is reported to have many benefits. Here are just a few that I thought were interesting and appeal to me especially the older I get.
This looks like a great oil to add to any anti-aging regimen. Using essential oils on your skin is so much better than using toxic products that not only affect your skin but your health, too.
Here's what's being said about Geranium Oil:
- Due to its astringent properties that tighten and tone skin, it has the ability to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
- It's powerful antiseptic and antimicrobial properties make it very helpful for healing mild skin wounds and irritations - place geranium oil directly on the wound and wrapping in gauze. Repeat for several days until healing is complete.
- Eliminates athlete's foot - Combine a few drops of geranium oil with sea salt and water for a healing foot bath.
- You can balance your mood with it - just dab a few drops on your wrists or neck.
- It helps to reduce anxiety
- Alleviates Depression
- Regulates Menstrual Cycle
- Potentially Lowerers Blood Pressure
- Boosts Immunity
- Heals Cold Sores - dab a few drops on sores to relieve pain and help it heal quicker.
- Naturally, deters bugs. If you plan to be outside then take geranium with you. Bugs hate it. Even dusts mites don't like it.
Unlike other, more potent essential oils, geranium can be applied directly to the skin without causing rash or irritation in most cases. Test on your skin first, just to be sure you aren't sensitive to it.As if all of these benefits weren't enough, geranium also contains the flavonoid Quercetin which is said to afford anti-inflammatory advantages, improve cardiovascular health and may even reduce the spread of cancer cells.
Chronic fatigue is said to be helped by geranium which promotes healing of the adrenal glands.
Menopausal symptoms may be relieved by the nightly application of geranium oil by way of body oil that combines a carrier oil with other, pleasantly scented oils such as lavender and jasmine, that impart soothing and relaxation.
Unlike cinnamon, which thins the blood, geranium speeds clotting and for that reason, it is highly useful in skin healing applications. With antibacterial properties to boot, geranium is the ideal, gentle treatment for skin wounds. It is often used to reduce the appearance of scars.
Because geranium is so mildly scented and balancing in nature, it blends extremely well with more potent oils such as thyme essential oil, or jasmine which is more floral scented.
Using Geranium Oil
Geranium can be used for all sorts of skin care solutions.
To reduce wrinkles add a drop to your daily moisturizer. This also helps regulate oil production.
Reduce stress and tension with a few dabs on your wrist.
Scent your clothes by placing a few drops on a cotton ball in your drawer or closet.
For an aromatic bath add about ten drops to your warm bath water.
DYI Face Oil
I loved this video by Rachel Weiland. She shows you how to make a DIY Face Oil using Geranium Oil and Tea Tree Oil.
She uses these ingredients:
1/2 C Jojoba Oil
15 drops Geranium Oil
30 drops Tea Tree Oil
DIY Balm For Bruises
To make the balm, blend 1 part beeswax to 2 parts calendula oil then add geranium oil.
For a tiny 1 oz container, you’ll only need 1-2 drops of geranium.
Geranium Oil Cautions and Concerns
If you experience sensitivity to geranium oil, add more carrier oil. If the reaction is enough to warrant concern, discontinue use.
This is one of the milder essential oils that proves excellent for skin applications, so the likelihood of sensitivity is low but not impossible.
Let me if you used Geranium Oil and what your experience with it is.
DISCLAIMER: This information is not intended to serve as medical advice. Please ask your doctor if you have any concerns after using Geranium Oil or any oil you aren't familiar with.