Geranium Oil – Geranium Oil Benefits
We use Certified Organic Geranium Bourbon (Rose Geranium) oil.
Geranium oil is up there as one of Blue Labelle’s favourite essential oils; it smells gorgeous, blends brilliantly with other essential oils, and it packed full of properties for mind body and soul. It is made from the flowers and leaves of the plant, native to South Africa.
Sweet floral yet heavy, likened to Rose oil and can be used to imitate Rose in perfume blends.
Geranium has been long regarded as a healing plant, having been used by many ancient cultures to cure tumours, wounds, and banish evil spirits! It was brought to Europe in the 17th century and was very popular in the Victorian era. More recently it has been used to help hormonal problems such as PMT, menopausal disruption, and depression.
Did you know Geranium oil isn’t actually from the Geranium plants common to many an English garden? Really the essential oil should be called Pelargonium oil, as these are the flowers the oil is distilled from. Pelargoniums are often referred to as Geraniums, because they were at one point classed as being from the same plant genus, and they both below to the family Geraniaceae. There do however differ in appearance & scent.
Main constituents: Citral, Geraniol, Citonellol, Llimonene, Linalool.
How Geranium oil Benefits Skin
Geranium balances sebum production so is great for all skin types- whether your skin is too oily or too dry, Geranium can help, and this balancing action keeps the skin supple. Geranium also boosts blood circulation and so invigorates and brightens the skin. Those with acne or congested and sluggish skin will also benefit due to Geranium’s decongestant qualities; this includes those with dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis.
Geranium oil Properties for the mind
The aroma of Geranium can banish anxiety and negativity, whilst boosting our spirits. It is an oil for balance – restoring emotional balance & bringing stability to the mind. It has a positive scent, uplifting and calming.