GERANIUM ~ OIL OF THE MONTH
Geranium ~ Pelargonium graveolens
Country of Origin: Egypt
Part of Plant Used: Flowers and Leaves
Extraction Method: Steam
Distilled Properties: Antiseptic, Astringent, Antibacterial, Analgesic
Interesting Fact: Geranium and Rose essential oils share the components of geraniol, linalool, and citronellol, which is why they can have a similar aroma. Rose oil is only extracted from the flowers, but Geranium oil is mainly found in the leaves.
Widely utilized in skin care – for its ability to nourish dry skin, smooth fine line, and wrinkles, help itchy scalp conditions and aid acne.
Also valued for its astringent properties that help to tighten and firm skin and its ability to balance skin sebum and improve blood flow.
Hormonal Management – traditionally used to help maintain hormonal balance for puberty, PMS, and menopause-related issues.
Ticks – has been known to help repel ticks
Emotional Support – uplifting; can help with nervousness, anxiety, exhaustion, and moodiness First Aid – has been used to aid the healing of mild sunburns, scrapes and bruising