Geranium Essential Oil
The essential oil in geranium leaves has elements that are also present in rose oil and its fragrance is similar to rose with a musty, mint-green undertone.
Geranium oil is often used to scent soaps and detergents because rose geranium’s aroma profile is not affected by the alkaline nature of soap products.
Rose geranium varies across strains and distillations mainly because the plant is greatly influenced by the climate and soil in which it grows. Geranium oil can range from very sweet and rosy to musty, mint and green.
Bourbon geranium oil is seen as premium one from this please and is grown exclusively on the island of Reunion in the Indian ocean.
The main geranium oil-producing regions of the world are found in Africa, Russia, China and Reunion. Russian and Chinese oils tend to have a greener, fresh-rosy aroma while Egyptian and Reunion oils tend to be heavier and darker.
Geranium oil is distilled from the above-ground parts of the plant. Most of the essential oil glands are found in its leaves. After cutting, the plants are partially dried to increase the intensity of the oil.
Popular during the Victorian era, rose geranium was often kept potted in parlors used in finger bowls at formal dining tables.
It’s one of the best skin care oils, offering relief from congested, oily and dry skin. Geranium skin preparations are gently astringent, opening pores and clearing oily complexions. On an emotional level, geranium promotes stability and balance.
7 Things You Didn’t Know About Geranium Essential Oil
- Geranium Essential Oil Will Reduce Scarring
No matter whether you have scars from acne, stretch marks, surgeries or pox, Geranium Essential Oil will speed up the healing process. It has Cicatrisant properties, meaning that it promotes blood circulation under the skin’s surface and uniforms the distribution of melanin. It is used in our Skin Massage Oil
- Promotes Cell Health
As its Cytophylactic, the oil encourages dead cells to be recycled and new cells to grow. It will make skin appear more smooth and youthful, unclog pores, and reduce blemishes and acne. It will also make your skin care routine more effective, allowing moisturising products to soak deeper into the skin.
- It is Antibacterial
It helps prevent microbes and bacteria from entering or developing on wounds. This helps to stop and fight infections, boosts your immune system and allows your body’s natural defenses to focus on other processes.
- Tones Up Overall Health
It is a tonic (something that tones up overall health). Internally, a tonic helps all bodily functions to work properly. It does this by influencing endocrine glands to regulate secretion of various enzymes, hormones, acids and bile, resulting in a strengthened and more functional body.
All of the body’s systems, including the respiratory, digestive, circulatory, nervous and excretory systems, are made to work more efficiently and effectively. Due to the oils ability to influence on hormones, it is not advised that pregnant women or breast-feeding women use it. Additionally,
- Helps Mental Health
This oil can help you relax, boost your mood, balance hormone levels and thus make you less irritable and calmer.
It can be blended with other Essential Oils to increase the benefits for your health and wellbeing. Some noteworthy blends are Geranium and Rosemary Essential Oils as well as Geranium and Jasmine Essential Oils. Rosemary Essential Oil is known for its ability to stimulate hair growth, boost brain activity and aid respiratory problems. Jasmine on the other hand helps insomnia and snoring, regulates your menstrual cycle, and relaxes spasms. Other oils that can be blended with Geranium Essential Oil include Basil, Cedar Wood, Citronella, Lavender, Lime, Orange and Grapefruit.