Bourbon Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) organic, South Africa
Geranium essential oil was not much used until the last 100 years, when it was found to be able to extend the fragrance qualities of Rose. It is now used frequently in the perfume industry to extend and adulterate Rose.
Essential oil of Geranium is very associated with feminine energy. It stimulates the adrenal cortex to balance hormones, making it an excellent choice for manifestations of PMS and menopause. A massage oil with Geranium can be used to treat menstrual cramps and sore breasts.
The skin benefits greatly from products made with Geranium essential oil. It can be used on shingles, acne, burns, scars, cuts, eczema, and psoriasis. It is particularly recommended for older skin, to smooth and prevent wrinkles.
Geranium is anti-inflammatory, diuretic, and helps stimulate circulation, making it helpful for varicose veins, cellulite, diabetes, and neuralgia. It is also an insect repellent capable of dealing with lice, ringworm, and impetigo. Geranium soothes and heals insect bites as well.
Geranium is anti fungal, and can be useful in treating Candida and Athlete’s Foot.
Emotionally, Geranium is calming, antidepressant, and uplifting. It stabilizes an overly emotional person, and can be helpful with hyperactive children. Diffusing Geranium into the air can make us feel regenerated and nurtured; boosting our self-esteem and fostering improved creativity and communication.
Always dilute your essential oils in an unscented carrier oil like Sesame or Jojoba. Do not take essential oils internally. Always store essential oils out of heat and sunlight. Keep essential oils away from children and pregnant women.
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