If you haven't used Geranium Oil yet then read this and get a bottle for yourself. I was blown away when I read the benefits of this oil.
Using essential oils on your skin is so much better than using toxic products that not only affect your skin but your health, too.
11 Powerful Benefits of Geranium Oil
- Due to its astringent properties that tighten and tone skin, it has the ability to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Add a drop to your daily moisturizer. This also helps regulate oil production.
- 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.
- Reduce stress and tension with a few dabs on your wrist.
- 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 outside then take geranium with you. Bugs hate it. Even dusts mites don't like it.
As if all of those benefits above 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 also said to be helped by geranium which promotes healing of the adrenal glands.
How To Use Geranium Oil
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.
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.
DYI Face Oil With Geranium and Tea Tree Essential Oil
Try Rachel Weiland's DIY Face Oil using Geranium Oil and Tea Tree Oil.
You will need these ingredients:
1/2 C Jojoba Oil (get it here)
15 drops Geranium Oil (get it here)
30 drops Tea Tree Oil (get it here)
4 Oz Cobalt Glass Dropper Bottle (get it here)
DIY Geranium and Calendula 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 know 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.