There are many Geranium essential oil benefits when it comes to improving your mental, physical and emotional well being.
Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) is extracted from the leaves, stems, and flowers of the plant. Geranium has been called the “poor mans rose oil” because its benefits and uses for skin care are so similar to Rose essential oil.
Geranium Essential Oil Benefits
Because the oil has astringent properties it can help to tighten and tone the skin. It can also help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Since it also has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties it works well for not skin conditions such as acne. It is also a wonderful skin treatment when used with a moisturizing carrier oil.
Geranium essential oil has potent anti-fungal properties. You can use it to treat athlete’s foot fungus by adding a few drops to a foot bath along with Epsom salts to rid yourself of this fungal infection.
The anti-inflammatory properties of the oil also make it great for massaging into sore muscles to relieve soreness or cramping. Use it with a carrier oil after a hard workout to relieve sore and still muscles. Massage the massage blend into the affected muscles.
Since the essential oil of Geranium has diuretic properties, it can help you eliminate toxins from your body by increasing urination. This is a consideration if you are on diuretic medications for fluid retention. Talk to your doctor before using to make sure it is safe for you to use.
Geranium essential oil benefits also include the ability to be used as a natural deodorant. Since it has natural antibacterial properties it can be added to our natural deodorant recipe to give it a feminine scent for the ladies.
In addition, the essential oil of Geranium is also excreted through the sweat glands, so your sweat will smell like flowers. How’s that for a great natural deodorant?
Helps With Depression & Anxiety
Several studies have shown the uplifting and calming effects of Geranium essential oil. It has been shown to help with feelings of depression and to calm and relieve feelings of anxiety.
Use the fresh floral scent of Geranium to improve your mood, calm you when you are feeling anxious, and to uplift you in times of trouble.
Another Geranium essential oil benefit is that it can be used as a natural insect repellent. Just place a few drops of Geranium essential oil along with a tablespoon of Witch Hazel in a spray bottle with distilled water and spray on to repel biting insects.
It’s anti-inflammatory properties make it great for treating insect bites as well to relieve pain and itching.
Geranium essential oil is also effective in fighting infections in wounds to prevent infection. Use it with a carrier oil and apply it to wounds to aid in healing and prevent infection.
Geranium essential oil has so many uses, and is a less expensive alternative to using Rose Otto essential oil. Use it in place of Rose essential oil in your favorite DIY skin care products.