Geranium Essential Oil. Description, Benefits & Uses


The best thing about Geranium essential oil is that it can be used for so many things, and suits everyone. Women in particular will love Geranium for its beauty-enhancing and balancing properties.

Geranium is (Pelargonium roseum Willd) a perennial plant that grows in the subtropical and tropical climates. For the production of essential oil of geranium grown in the Congo, Egypt, and most of the other countries of North Africa, as well as Spain, France, Italy, China, India and Russia.

Geranium oil is obtained by steam distillation from the aromatic green plant parts, especially the leaves. To produce 1 kg of essential oil should be recycled 300-500 kg of raw material.

It is a clear liquid with a faint greenish tinge. Geranium essential oil has a sweet, floral flavor that soothes and relaxes the body and mind.

According to chemical analysis main components are: Terpene alcohols (geraniol, about 75 -80 percent, borneol, citronellol, linalool, terpineol), esters (acetic, butyric, valerianic), ketones, phenols (eugenol), and terpenes (phellandrene, pinene).

Effects & Actions of Geranium Essential Oil

Geranium oil. Internal organs and systems

  • anti-inflammatory
  • anticancer
  • antibacterial
  • regenerating
  • anti-fungal
  • antispasmodic
  • tonic
  • hemostatic
  • antiseptic
  • astringent
  • antidepressant
  • sedative
  • diuretic
  • stimulant of the liver and pancreas
  • expanding the bile ducts for detoxification liver

The astringent properties of essential oils of geranium makes gums, muscles, intestines, skin, tissue and blood vessels to contract. In addition, this geranium oil causes a reduction in abdominal muscles, tightens and strengthens the stomach. Geranium essential oil can also prevent the sagging skin and muscles, as well as the late loss of teeth by strengthening the gums. Finally geranium oil can reduce wrinkles by tightening the skin, thereby delaying premature aging.

Antibacterial and antimicrobial properties of geranium essential oil can prevent bacteria and germs. Boosting local immunity, geranium oil protects against infection with open sores.

Regenerating properties of geranium essential oil helps to get rid of acne scars, operations, boils, pox, and stretch marks. As geranium oil helps eliminate undesired pigmentation of the skin and promotes uniform distribution of melanin.

Hemostatic properties of essential oils of geranium is manifested in two ways. First, it causes contraction of blood vessels and helps to stop the bleeding. Secondly, it accelerates the coagulation and clotting thereby promotes wound healing. Geranium oil encourages recycling of dead and regeneration of new cells. Wound healing properties of geranium oil accelerates the healing of wounds, cuts, surgical incisions. Perhaps this is due to its hemostatic, antibacterial and regenerative properties.

Geranium oil diuretic increases urination. Urination is one of three natural ways of removing toxins from the body.

Tonic properties of geranium oil able to organize the work of all body functions by affecting the endocrine glands to regulate the formation of a variety of hormones, enzymes, and bile acids. With this strengthened all body systems: respiratory, digestive, cardiovascular, etc.

Effects of essential oil of geranium in the psycho-emotional sphere

Geranium oil stimulates both mental and physical activity. Due to its anti-depressant properties of geranium oil helps to get rid of feelings of anxiety and fear.
restores psycho-emotional harmony with nervous exhaustion.

Geranium oil and bio-energy field

  • Geranium oil helps to gain confidence and love yourself.
  • It eliminates an inferiority complex and dependent on other people’s opinions.
  • Dampens the energy of self-destruction, eliminating the complex of inferiority and dependence on other people’s opinions.
  • Quickly restores the harmony of energy after bad communication.

Usage of Geranium Oil

Indications in usage

Geranium essential oil shows such diseases as hepatitis and fatty liver, disruption of the gallbladder and digestion, fungal infections (ringworm), diabetes, skin disorders (acne, purifies oily skin, revitalizes skin cells, psoriasis, eczema, pruritus ), cold sores, shingles, balancing hormone, menstrual problems, insomnia. More geranium oil is used to normalize blood pressure, mitigate the effects of menopause and in dentistry.

Usage of geranium oil in cosmetology

  • Regulates sebum due to this property, it is well suited for oily and combination skin.
  • Treats the inflamed skin, eczema, various rashes, burns and other skin damage.
  • Helps in the treatment of various fungal skin diseases and herpes.

Domestic use of geranium

Geranium oil is excellent tool for protection against insects.
In order to make a remedy for insect bites, mix 20 ml of soybean oil or olive oil and 16 drops of essential oil of geranium. This oil when applied to the skin to protect against insect bites and accelerate their healing.

The second option of using geranium oil as a repellent is to drip 2-3 drops of oil on a cotton ball and place it near the pillow.

Just geranium essential oil can be used to protect your pets from ticks, flies and fleas. For this purpose, drip 3-4 drops to the place where your pet is.

Usage in cooking: Geranium essential oil is used as a flavoring for confectionery, desserts, puddings and cakes.

Usage of geranium in aromatherapy

Put 1-2 drops of geranium essential oil on a handkerchief or aromamedalon and breathe to ward off depression and stress.

To disinfect the air in the room, add 5 drops of essential oil of geranium in the aroma lamp.

Skin Care: add 5 drops in a bowl of clean water (0.5 liters), use the resulting solution to rinse the face. This tool is suitable for all skin types.

Take Bath with Geranium Oil: add a few (5-7) drops into the bath. It helps to reduce skin irritation and fluid retention in the body.

Hemorrhoids Treatment with Geranium Oil: Mix 1 drop of geranium oil with 5 ml (1 tsp) of cream or wheat germ oil. The resulting mixture was put on the gauze and apply to the affected area for 30 minutes. The procedure is repeated 3 times a day.

Fatigue Relief: mix 10 ml (2 teaspoons) of any base oil and 5 drops of geranium. The resulting mixture is massaged apply on the back of the neck and forehead.

Cure Herpes with Geranium Oil: Apply 1 drop of geranium essential oil on a cotton swab and apply to the inflamed area.

Massage to prevent cellulite, PMS and menopause relief: mix 20 drops of essential oil of geranium and 30 ml of base oil. From cellulite massage with a mixture of the affected areas. From PMS massage the abdomen and waist.

As an aphrodisiac: use 8-10 drops of oil to the bath or 2-3 drops in aroma lamp.

Contraindications in Usage of Geranium

  • Do not use for internal use for children under 6 years.
  • Geranium essential oil is not recommended for use by pregnant or nursing women.
  • Do not use geranium for a long time (no more than 2-3 weeks), given its expressed anticoagulation properties and the ability to reduce blood sugar levels.
  • Never take on an empty stomach!
  • Geranium oil stimulates the secretion of estrogen, so it should not be taken simultaneously with contraception.
  • Geranium essential oil can increase the skin’s sensitivity to sunlight.
  • Check the flavor of individual tolerance.

Mixed well with: bergamot, basil, cedar, lavender, neroli, orange, lemon, jasmine, grapefruit, rosemary, clove, patchouli.

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