Geranium Essential Oil


Geranium is a hairy perennial shrub, often used in hedgerows, and stands up to about one meter high (3 feet) with pointed leaves, serrated at the edges and has pinkish-white flowers. The leaves and stalks are used for extraction, and the oil is obtained through steam distillation.

Geranium oil is also a wonderfully healing skin treatment and antidepressant. This oil gives skin a gorgeous, natural glow by stimulating blood circulation and removing toxins from the body. A few deep inhalations of Geranium Essential Oil will lift the spirits, calm anxiety, increase sensuality, and help you release negative thoughts. Its spicy, exotic, floral scent also makes it a fabulous aphrodisiac. Additionally, geranium oil is very gentle, and can be used by almost everybody, anywhere, anytime.





Using Geranium Essential Oil


Mind & Spirit

To balance mood

Place 2-3 drops in a diffuser, or place on a cotton ball or handkerchief and inhale deeply 2-3 times.



  • Aromatherapy:No doubt one of the most effective oils for aromatherapy, geranium is used to relieve stress and anxiety, ease tension, balance emotions, and treat menstrual cramps. Along with the aromatherapy benefits, many people also use this oil for meditation purposes.
  • Skin Care: One popular usage of geranium oil involves treating acne since geranium acts as a balancing agent for oily skin. Interestingly enough, these balancing properties also help people battle dry skin as well. Another thing worth mentioning about geranium essential oil is that it makes scars fade away. Put 2-3 drops on a cotton ball and dab affected area.
  • Decongestant: Anybody who is struggling with the cold or flu should keep geranium aromatherapy in mind because the oil acts as a decongestant. So if your regular cold and flu products aren't working, consider trying out geranium essential oil.
  • Deodorant: Geranium Oil has a soothing floral aroma. When applied it can double as a natural deodorant; it has mild bacterial properties that fight off body odor and leave you smelling fresh for a long time.
  • Healing Cuts/Wounds: Geranium is very effective at healing wounds and cuts faster. This essential oil also has anti-bacterial properties, which helps keep the cuts and wounds clean while they're healing.
  • Meditation: Those who enjoy meditating should consider using some geranium essential oil during their next session. Geranium has a very relaxing, calming effect on people, which certainly helps one get into the right mind frame for meditating.
  • Sleep Aid: Since geranium is quite effective at calming people, it's no wonder why this essential oil is good at helping us sleep better too. Using geranium through aromatherapy eases a person's mind, and allows them to fall asleep quicker, place 4 drops on tissue or cotton ball and place inside pillow case.
  •   For cold sores: place 1 drop on a cotton swab and dab affected area.
  •   For frostbite: massage area with approximately 5 drops of oil.


Bath & Sauna

  • Bath: For a quick frankincense bath, it's the best add the essential oil to something so it dissolves a bit in the bath water. You can add your frankincense to alcohol (vodka) or honey or milk, mix and add to bath water.
  • Shower: Just add a few drops to your washcloth and run it over yourself during your final (hot water) rinse. The steam will infuse with frankincense and you will enjoy a quick and intense frankincense steam bath, refreshing and relaxing at the same time!



Bath & Sauna

  • Baths: Add 5-6 drops of essential oil(s) to a warm run bath. Close the door so the vapours don't escape. Soak for at least 10 minutes relaxing and breathing deeply. It will help relieve headache, premenstrual syndrome, stress, and tension.




  • Massage: add 5 - 6 drops of essential oil per 10ml of carrier oil. Mix thoroughly and apply liberally to the skin.



Diffused In Air

  • Inhalations: Add 4 - 5 drops of essential oil to a bowl of steaming water. Place a towel over your head, close your eyes and lean over the bowl. Inhale the vapour for a few minutes.
  • Diffusers: use 2-3 drops in a diffuser or lamp ring.






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