Geranium Essential Oil (Organic Egypt) - Native Essentials
Geranium is a wonderful oil for skincare (mature skin, combination skin type). Helps to balance the effects of our hormones fluctuations. Great alternative to Citronella. Geranium is a very special essential oil. It is an adrenal cortex stimulant and therefore is a hormones regulator. It is invaluable for period related problems from adolescence to menopause. Geranium also stimulates the lymphatic system and has a tonic effect on the liver and kidneys. This oil is said to lift the spirits and balances emotions and when is diffused Geranium creates a pleasant, positive atmosphere. Geranium also has nourishing, astringent and cleansing properties recommended for supporting healthy skin, especially during adolescence (it balances sebum production). It is a great alternative to Citronella to keep insects at bay.
Botanical Name: Pelargonium graveolens
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation from the leaves and stems
Aroma: sweet, leafy, citrusy with a rose undertone
Yield: 1.0% - 1.2%
Blends well with: Bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, clove, cypress, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lemon, mandarin, neroli, palmarosa, patchouli, peppermint, rose, rosemary, sandalwood, ylang ylang
Therapeutic properties: Analgesic, antibacterial, antidepressant, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, cicatrizant, deodorant, diuretic, emmenagogue, hepatic, insecticide, regenerative, rubefacient, sedative, styptic, tonic, vasoconstrictor, vermifuge, vulnerary.
HOW TO USE
To calm nerves, promote sleep burn 2-5 drops every 5 hours
Add 7-8 drops in the bath or 4-5 with a compress for period related complains. Very useful few days before the period is due to limit PMS symptoms.
For cold sores, herpes simplex - apply every 5 hours 1 drop directly to the affected area. Continue for 2 days. (this is one of the very few exceptions acceptable for neat application of essential oils).
Do not apply undiluted Geranium on children. Can cause headache and sneezing to migraine sufferers.