Geranium Essential Oil (pelargonium graveolens) is created from the steam distillation of the plant’s leaves. It is considered a middle-note oil, used in blends to enhance the oils it is with, and is often called “poor-man’s rose” for it’s similar floral smell and healing properties. If you don’t have Rose Essential Oil on hand, reach for the Geranium! Geranium is often used by women for strengthening hair, as natural deodorant, and to ease symptoms of PMS due to it’s anti-inflammatory and anti-depressant properties.
In addition to the physical benefits of Geranium Essential Oil, it has great aromatic benefits as well. It can have a strong uplifting and relaxing effect, to aid in combating feelings of being neglected, anxious, stressed, and hormonally imbalanced. The aroma has been known to bring feelings of calm, joy, and hope.
While Geranium is considered generally safe to apply without a carrier for adults, be sure to dilute for children (recommended 6+) and sensitive skin.
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