Geranium  Pelargonium graveolens

With various beautifying purposes, Geranium essential oil promotes healthy, glowing skin and hair, while providing a sweet, floral aroma. A member of the Pelargonium genus of flower species, geraniums are grown for their beauty and as a staple of the perfume industry. While there are over 200 different varieties of Pelargonium flowers, only a few are used as essential oils. Uses of Geranium essential oil date back to ancient Egypt when Egyptians used Geranium oil to beautify skin and for other benefits. In the Victorian era, fresh geranium leaves were placed at formal dining tables as decorative pieces and to be consumed as a fresh sprig if desired; in fact, the edible leaves and flowers of the plant are often used in desserts, cakes, jellies, and teas.

Primary Benefits
• Promotes the appearance of clear, healthy skin
• Naturally repels insects
• Gives hair a vibrant, healthy glow

Aromatic Description
Herbaceous, green, floral, sweet, dry

Collection Method
Steam Distillation

Plant Part
Whole plant

Main Constituents
Citronellol, citronellyl formate, geraniol

Citronellol, the monoterpene alcohol which is the primary chemical constituent of geranium essential oil, is used as both an insect repellant and a mite attractant.
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Aromatic Usage Suggestions

  • Diffuse aromatically for a calming effect.
  • Rub on hands and inhale for a grounding effect
  • Add to your next potpourri
Topical Usage Suggestions

  • Apply to skin after shower for a smoothing effect
  • Add a few drops to your shampoo or conditioner for a healthy, vibrant glow
  • Apply under your arms after a workout
  • Use in an aromatherapy steam facial to beautify skin.
  • Add a drop to your moisturizer for a smoothing effect.
  • Combine with Fractionated Coconut Oil to give your partner a sensual massage.
  • Geranium is great for both dry and oily hair. Apply a few drops to your shampoo or conditioner bottle, or make your own deep hair conditioner.
Internal Use Suggestions:

  • Take in a veggie capsule to support hormone balance and libido.
  • Take in a veggie capsule to support liver, gallbladder, pancreas and kidneys.
Dilute with carrier for young or sensitive skin.

Directions for Use

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with  Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

Cautions

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.