11 Powerful Geranium Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

If you haven’t used Geranium Oil before, then you need to read this article.

I was blown away when I read about the benefits of this oil.

Geranium Essential Oil may be my next GO TO oil. It's got some powerful benefits.
DISCLAIMER: This information is not intended to serve as medical advice. Please ask your doctor if you have any concerns about using Geranium Oil or any oil you aren’t familiar with.

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Amazing Benefits Of Geranium Essential Oil

Geranium essential oil wasn’t really on my radar until I got a bottle in my Simply Earth Subscription Box and discovered these benefits:

1. May Help Reduce The Appearance Of Wrinkles

Due to its astringent properties that tighten and tone skin and help regulate oil production.  Add a drop to your daily moisturizer.

2.  Helps heal mild skin wounds and irritations

Its powerful antiseptic and antimicrobial properties make it very useful.

Put a few drops of geranium oil directly on the wound and wrapping in gauze. Repeat for several days until healing is complete.

3. Eliminates Athlete’s Foot

Combine a few drops of geranium oil with sea salt and water for a healing foot bath.

4. Balances your mood

Just dab a few drops on your wrists or neck or diffuse it.

5. Reduces stress and tension

Its sweet, floral scent works wonders on the mind and body, promoting a sense of peace and relaxation.

By dabbing a few drops on your wrists and inhaling deeply, you can engage the olfactory system, encouraging the release of tension and fostering a tranquil state of mind.

The oil’s soothing properties make it an ideal companion for meditation or a mindful moment in a hectic day.

6. May Help You Feel Less Depressed

Its uplifting aroma is believed to help balance emotions, fostering positive thoughts and feelings.

7. Regulates Menstrual Cycle

Its hormone-balancing effects may ease symptoms of PMS and menopause, providing relief from cramps, fatigue, and mood swings.

A gentle massage on the abdomen with diluted geranium oil can help soothe discomfort and promote a regular cycle, making it a valuable ally in women’s wellness routines.

8. Potentially Lowers Blood Pressure

Its stress-relieving effects can indirectly contribute to heart health by promoting relaxation and reducing stress-related hypertension.

9. Boosts Immunity

Its antimicrobial and antiseptic qualities can support the immune system.

Incorporating geranium oil into your wellness routine, through methods like aromatherapy or topical application, can contribute to a fortified immune response, helping your body to fend off and recover from illnesses more effectively.

10. Heals Cold Sores

When applied topically, the oil can help soothe the pain and discomfort associated with cold sores, thanks to its analgesic qualities.

Moreover, its antiviral components may aid in accelerating the healing process by combatting the herpes simplex virus, which is often responsible for these outbreaks.

Dab a few drops on sores to relieve pain and help it heal quicker.

11. Naturally Deters Bugs

Geranium essential oil naturally deters bugs due to its potent aromatic compounds that many pests find unappealing.

Geraniol is known for its strong floral scent, which is pleasant to humans but repulsive to a variety of insects, including mosquitoes, ticks, and even some plant pests.

This makes geranium essential oil a popular choice for natural pest control solutions, whether it’s applied directly to the skin (diluted in a carrier oil), used in diffusers to create an insect-repellent atmosphere, or incorporated into homemade bug sprays and lotions.

Related: DIY Bug Repellent Blends

12. Helps Fight Fatigue

Geranium essential oil may combat fatigue by uplifting your mood and increasing alertness with its pleasant scent, while also promoting relaxation to reduce stress.

Related: Best Essential Oils For Stress and Anxiety

Related: DIY Lysol Recipes Using Essential Oils

Geranium Essential Oil Recipes

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.

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DIY Face Oil

Try Rachel Weiland’s  DIY Face Oil using Geranium Oil and Tea Tree Oil.

What You’ll Need:


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DIY Geranium And Calendula Bruise Balm

Mix Calendula Oil (get it here) with Geranium Oil in a balm made with beeswax to help bruises heal more quickly.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1/2 oz beeswax
  • 1 oz calendula oil
  • 2 drop geranium
  • 2 oz container

Mix ingredients together and rub on bruises.

Related: 27 Best Essential Oils For Pain

Geranium Diffuser Blends

Try some of these diffuser blends using geranium blends.

Geranium Essential Oil Diffuser BLend

Geranium Diffuser Blends

Cautions And Concerns With Geranium Essential Oil

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 care applications, so the likelihood of sensitivity is low but not impossible.

You Tell Me

Leave me a comment and let me know your experience with geranium essential oil.

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Reader Comments

  1. supergirl says:

    I love essential oils and bio oils as well as it not only relaxes our tired mind and body but also good for the skin.It’s nice to come across this article and have a better understanding of the different benefits we can get from essential oils such as Geranium. I also super love the DIY’s . A bunch of thanks

    1. Stacy Russell says:

      Thanks for your comment! I’ve really enjoyed learning all the benefits of EO’s. Geranium is one of my new favorites.

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