With its strong rosy floral scent, geranium essential oil is uplifting and powerful and proves to be useful in a variety of situations. Perhaps first used by the ancient Egyptians, geranium has stood the test of time and remained a popular aromatherapy ingredient.
1. Improve Your Complexion
When used topically, geranium is known to promote skin renewal and help reduce the signs of aging. As a natural astringent, the oil can tighten skin and improve overall complexion.
2. Improve Your Mood With its sweet scent, geranium is known to be a great mood booster. Diffuse the oil in your living space to reduce anxiety, sadness, and tension leaving you with an overall feeling of well being.
3. Healthy Hair
Geranium can gently hydrate and restore your hair. Add a few drops to your conditioner to help restore your scalps natural pH levels and give your hair a strong and smooth feeling.
4. Increase Circulation
Geranium is know to help increase circulation. This may in turn reduce swelling and pain. Use geranium essential oil well diluted with a carrier oil and massage to increase blood flow to an area.
5. Repel Insects
Help reduce pesky insects with a spray made from geranium essential oil. Mix several drops of geranium, lemon grass, and citronella oils in a spray bottle with water and witch hazel. Shake well and spray around your patio or outdoor space to deter mosquitoes, flies, ants, and fleas.
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*As amazing as geranium oil is there are a few precautions to keep in mind. Geranium may cause skin irritation so always use well diluted and watch the area for any signs of irritation or allergic reaction. Discontinue use at the first sign of irritation. Also, geranium should not be used on children under the age of 6 or on pregnant women. And as always, please consult a medical professional with any and all concerns.