Published on March 31st, 2021
In recent years there has been a major boom in the natural health care market. Now that most people have discovered the magic of CBD, they are more open to trying other natural alternatives.
Geranium Oil is derived from the leaves of the Pelargonium graveolens plant that is native to South Africa.
This plant is also grown in Europe and Asia and has pink flowers. This oil is commonly used in the production of perfumes and many beauty products.
How to Use Geranium Oil
Geranium oil is an essential oil therefore you will use it the same as you do any other essential oil. If you are going to apply it to your skin it needs to be diluted by being mixed with a carrier oil. Sesame seed oil is a good choice for this.
If you are allergic to sesame seeds, any oil will work. The ratio you use of geranium oil to carrier oil is important.
For an adult take six teaspoons of carrier oil and add 15 drops of essential oil. For a child use the same amount of carrier oil but only add 3 to 6 drops of essential oil.
If you want to use the Geranium oil for aromatherapy you will dab some oil on a paper or cloth towel and smell it from there or you can purchase an essential oil diffuser.
Several companies sell essential oil diffusers and they can be bought in different sizes. YOU can purchase one that will fill a room or a personal one for use on the go. Remember to never swallow essential oil!
Geranium Oil Benefits
Geranium oil has been used as a tool in the practice of all-natural health for centuries. Many people claim that it has several benefits, but as always talk to your doctor before adding a new supplement or essential oil to your daily routine.
Do not substitute Geranium oil for any of your prescribed medication unless advised by your doctor to do so.
Acne and Eczema
Geranium Oil has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory characteristics and has shown results in fighting acne and eczema when applied topically.
Studies have shown that using geranium oil in aromatherapy may increase the production of salivary estrogen. During menopause many women suffer from low estrogen this may be away to find some natural relief.
Anxiety and Stress
Using geranium oil in aromatherapy has been shown to alleviate anxiety and stress. Some women use it while in labor to lower their anxiety about the process of childbirth.
Geranium oil’s anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties make it a great topical treatment for Shingles. It helps to relieve the nerve pain for a short while but can be reapplied as often as needed.
These diseases include Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and multiple sclerosis and are all associated with brain inflammation.
Studies are still being conducted into a component found in geranium oil that is called citronellol it seems to inhibit the brain from produces what causes the swelling in these diseases. These studies appear to show that people with the diseases can benefit from the use of geranium oil.
These are just a few of a long list of geranium oil benefits, that are unknown to most. Remember it is an essential oil so you should not ingest it at all. Make sure if you want to apply it as a topical that you mix it with a carrier oil and use the correct ratios.
Invest in an essential oil diffuser so that you can see all the benefits of using geranium oil for aromatherapy. Your stress and anxiety will start to melt away and you will wonder how you ever survived without it.