Geranium Essential Oils
The leaves and stems of the geranium plant are used to provide the basis for geranium essential oils which are extracted through steam distillation. The oils end up with a thin consistency and have an aroma that has been described as floral, green, and rose-like. Geranium essential oils blend well with many other essential oils including rosemary, grapefruit, jasmine, lemon, orange, lime, neroli, lavender, citronella, carrot seed, cedarwood, lavandin, basil, bergamot, and angelica.
Overall Benefits of Geranium Essential Oils
- Useful in the fight against dementia and Alzheimer’s
- Assist in the removal of toxins from the body by increasing urination
- May heal wounds and speed up blood clotting
- Useful to fade scars and to treat acne
- May prevent skin and muscles from sagging
- Helpful in the regenerating of new cells and the promoting of cell recycling
- Prevents the development of bacteria on wounds
- Can aid in the elimination of body odor
Uses for Geranium Essential Oils
These essential oils are said to be useful in treating anger issues, chronic anxiety, and depression because of their powerful effect on mental function and uplifting spirits. Additionally, they have been effective on PMS, tonsillitis, ulcers, burns, neuralgia, and eczema. Geranium essential oils can be beneficial in the treatment of infections involving respiratory organs such as the throat and nose and also in the treatment of skin diseases such as dermatitis and acne.
In rare instances, these essential oils have been said to have sensitizing effects. They should not be used by women who are breastfeeding or who are pregnant because of their influence on hormone secretions.