Geranium Essential Oil for Gentle Flow
Geranium essential oil is a fragrant flower with various health benefits.
Its gentle, sweet and floral aroma can relax the mind, while its stimulating properties encourage the detoxification of unwanted body waste, and promote skin health and rejuvenation.
Learn all about geranium in aromatherapy, how to mix and match with the essential oil, and try our recipes included at the end of this blog-post!
Uses + Benefits of Geranium Essential Oil
Aromatic qualities: Floral, fragrant, sweet and slightly fruity.
Properties: relaxing, sedative, anti-depressant, balancing, diuretic, anti-fungal, antibacterial, antimicrobial, anti-septic, circulatory and lymphatic stimulant. Stimulates liver and pancreas.
Skin-types: all skin types (dry, oily, sensitive, mature, combination)
Contraindications: do not use on first trimester of pregnancy. Geranium may irritate very sensitive skin.
Blends well with: rose, lavender, lemon, bergamot, neroli, tea tree, frankincense, cedarwood, patchouli, jasmine, lime, sweet orange, rosemary, cardamom, clary sage, pine essential oils and others.
Geranium essential oil is an excellent botanical extract for skin-care, whether you have oily and congestive, sensitive, dry, mature or acne-prone skin, dermatitis, psoriasis or eczema (Boukhatem, Mohamed Nadjib et al., 2013).
Geranium helps to balance the oil-sebum production of the skin. Its anti-fungal and anti-septic properties help cleanse the skin of microbes, while geranium’s anti-inflammatory and astringent actions help tighten and tone the skin, relieving inflammation, redness and irritation.
Moreover, geranium essential oil promotes the wound healing process for healthy, glowing skin (Boukhatem, Mohamed Nadjib et al., 2013).
- Mental Health
Geranium’s sweet, floral and relaxing aroma makes this essential oil an ally to your mental health and self-care practice.
Geranium is anti-depressant with sedative properties (Babar Ali et al., 2015), this helps calm and clear the mind, soothing anxiety and stress, uplifting the mood and spirits.
Geranium reminds us to feel gentle and graceful in our bodies and spaces. Blend geranium in your aromatherapy body oils, your bath salts and facial steams if you ever feel anxious and out of balance.
- Lymphatic Cleansing
The lymphatic system rules the body’s detoxification process. A build-up of toxins in the body can lead to water retention and feelings of sluggishness.
Geranium essential oilI can help regulate water in the body, improves water retention and the elimination of toxins by stimulating the lymphatic and circulatory systems.
Geranium is great for relieving varicose veins, oedema, obesity and cellulite.
Geranium-Infused Recipes: Tips & Tricks
DIY Geranium Skin-Serum
- 15 ml evening primrose oil
- 10 ml jojoba oil
- 5 ml rosehip seed oil
- 2 drops geranium essential oil
- 2 drops bergamot essential oil
- 1 drop neroli essential oil
- 1 ml vitamin E
Combine ingredients in a sterilised dropper bottle, label and store in a cool and dry cupboard.
Apply daily on your skin, massaging from the centre to the outer parts of your face. After application, blend in some sunscreen to protect the skin from sun damage.
Geranium Flow for the Lymph: Bath Soak
This bath soak is perfect treat to your springtime bath practice. Geranium, lemon and lavender are great for promoting lymphatic flow, while also soothing and relaxing the mind.
- 1 cup sea salt
- 1 tbsp carrier oil of choice (sweet almond, grapeseed or jojoba oil)
- 4 drops geranium essential oil
- 3 drops lemon essential oil
- 3 drops lavender essential oil