Geranium (Pelargonium Graveolens)
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.
As an essential oil, Geranium has been used to promote the appearance of clear skin and healthy hair making it ideal for skin and hair care products. It also helps calm nerves and lessen feelings of stress. Geranium is also known to naturally repel insects.
Emotionally, Geranium is known as the Oil of Love & Trust, restoring confidence in the innate goodness of others and in the world. It facilitates trust, especially when an individual has lost trust in others due to difficult life circumstances.
It also assists in re-establishing a strong bond to one’s mother and father. When there has been a loss of trust in relationships, geranium encourages emotional honesty, love and forgiveness. It fosters receptivity to human love and connection.
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How to Use
- Combine Geranium with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to give your partner a sensual massage.
- Apply this essential oil directly to the skin or enjoy an aromatherapy steam facial to beautify the skin.
- Apply Geranium to the skin after a shower for a smoothing effect.
- Add a few drops to shampoo or conditioner for a healthy, vibrant glow.
- Try adding a few drops of Geranium to shampoo to help keep the scalp looking healthy and clean.
- Combine Geranium with Lavender, Melaleuca, and Peppermint to make your own oral rinse.
- Apply Geranium to the armpits after a sweaty workout or a day in the sun.
- Add a few drops to your daily moisturizer to keep your skin looking healthy.
- Place one drop in the palms of your hands, rub them together, and cup over the nose and mouth. Then breathe slowly for a calming, grounding effect.
- Add Geranium to your next DIY potpourri.
- This essential oil naturally repels insects.
- Geranium may support a healthy urinary tract.*
- This essential oil supports healthy immune function and response.*
- It may support healthy blood pressure that is already in the normal range.*
- It may support healthy blood sugar levels that are already in the normal range.*
- Geranium may contain cleansing properties when applied topically to the feet alone or with other essential oils such as Oregano, Thyme, Cinnamon Bark, Lemongrass, Clove, Peppermint, or Lavender.
- Geranium contains internal cleansing properties.*
- Geranium may help to maintain the general health of a variety of organs and organ systems.*
- Geranium blends well with Basil, Bergamot, Cassia, Coriander, Roman Chamomile, Clary Sage, Cypress. Fennel, Ginger, Grapefruit, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lime, Melissa, Wild Orange, Patchouli, Peppermint, Tangerine, Rose, Rosemary, and Ylang Ylang.