A clear mobile liquid with a pale yellow to green colour obtained from steam distilling the flowers of the Bourbon Geranium.
Pelargonium graveolens Flower Oil
According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing), the functions of Geranium Essential Oil are:
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Excellent for all skin types.
It is superb for oxygenating facial skin especially where there are broken capillaries and veins making it ideal in products for mature skin.
Effective for use with oily and dry skin as it balances the production of sebum in the skin, whilst keeping it supple and younger looking.
It promotes the circulation and is a good lymphatic cleanser so helps with oedema and cellulite and can be used in creams, gels and body wraps.
Helps to clear congested skin and encourages the quicker healing of wounds with dermatitis and acne prone skin.
As a styptic, antiseptic and cicatrisant, it is ideally suited for men’s after shaving products to protect the skin after any small cuts and nicks.
Its diuretic effect makes it effective in cellulite wraps and body sculpting products.
In shampoos and hair masks for oily hair as it will rebalance the sebum production of the scalp. This will also help dry scalps with dandruff.
Useful as an insect repellant in holiday shampoos and deterring head lice.
An effective deodorant to use not only on the body, but in the fabric softener compartment of the washing machine to freshen up bedding.
Use in an oil burner or diffuser to clear a stuffy room.
Combine with Melissa for hay fever type symptoms.
Use in Calendula infused oil as an astringent.
Blend with Lavender and Rosemary Verbenone as a classic “herbal” fragrance in shampoos and conditioner.
Use with Helichrysum for small aftershave nicks in the skin.
Mix with Spearmint, Lavender and Rosemary for a classic fresh, herbal body wash.
Using too large amounts can cause localised dermatitis.
Best to avoid during pregnancy.
Use in small amounts as too much can smell “catty”.
Warning: Essential oils can be toxic to some animals. Consult a veterinary surgeon if concerned.
Traditional Aromatherapy Uses
Traditionally used by qualified aromatherapists to unlock creativity whilst grounding people who need it.
It helps with depression and nervous tension by balancing the emotions.
It stimulates and cleanses the sinuses. It can often restore a loss of smell.
Useful to help with haemorrhoids, menopausal symptoms, PMS as well as prostate problems for men.
It stimulates the adrenal cortex which is why it helps with hay fever.
Geraniums were originally planted around the house to keep evil spirits away and it is still a common theme seen in many European countries to this day.
The Geranium is originally from South Africa and was only introduced into Europe in the 17th Century.