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Geranium – Benefits And Uses

Essential Oil Profile

Botanical Name: Pelargonium Graveolens
Country of Origin: Egypt
Extraction Method: Steam distillation from the yellowing leaves and stems
Scent Profile: Fragrant and full, Geranium has reason to be a popular oil in perfumery. On first encounter, you will notice the scent bears similarities to rose, although less powdery and with noticeable green overtones that emerges just after. It has a thick floral body and is classified as a middle note.

Therapeutic Properties / Health Benefits

Research has shown it to have a positive effect on eczema, neuralgia, burns, ulcers, tonsillitis, and Postmenopausal Syndrome (PMS). Its powerful ability to lift spirits makes it an inherent choice to treat depression or reduce anxiety levels.

Geranium essential oil has been used for millennia to cure a variety of ailments. There is scientific evidence that it may help with a variety of illnesses, including anxiety, depression, infection, and pain management. It has antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory effects.

Aromatherapy is growing increasingly popular, especially in hospitals. A randomized clinical trial of first-time laboring women discovered that breathedgeranium essential oilhad a relaxing effect and was able to lessen the anxiety associated with first-stage labor.

Anecdotal data shows that geranium essential oil may help improve relaxation and reduce depressed symptoms.

Geranium essential oil may be beneficial in stopping the bleeding of minor wounds. This may be accomplished by hastening coagulation and constricting blood vessels. Its antibacterial and antiseptic properties aid in the healing process.

Therapeutic Properties

Health Benefits

Balances hormones Minimises inflammation
Relieves stress and anger issues Improves blood circulation
Reduces depression Reduces blood pressures
  Alleviates the effects of menopause


Tighten and tone skin: Geranium essential oil can be used in skin care to prevent loose or saggy skin as it has natural functions as an astringent – making blood vessels, skin, and tissue contract.

Fade Scars: Geranium promotes skin cell regeneration and is particularly noted for its ability to fade scars and dark spots. In addition, it encourages blood circulation in the dermis layer and even distribution of melanin (pigment), ensuring a uniform skin tone throughout your body. It should be noted that Geranium can also help to stop excessive bleeding.

Reduce Wrinkles: Geranium oil minimises wrinkles by tightening the facial skin and softening creases. With proper use, you can prevent muscles and skin from sagging and slow down the effects of ageing. It also has anti-haemorrhagic activity:

  • How to use for face care
    Add one drop of essential oil to one dollop of your face cream or lotion and apply every two days. Do not be tempted to add more oil. Higher doses do not work better than regular applications.
  • How to use for body care
    Use no more than 4 to 5 drops for every 5ml of body lotion or carrier oil. Apply the mixture all over skin and pat dry or allow full absorption. Read more about essential oil dilution and how much you should mix.


Oil Control: Geranium can balance the oil production by moderating sebum secretion in the scalp glands, making it for use with dry or oily hair.

Promotes Hair Growth: Geranium can strengthen hair and add shine. Not only does it nourish and tone the scalp, it stimulates good blood circulation and in turn, encourages hair growth.

  • How to use
    Dilute geranium essential oil with a carrier oil such as jojoba oil, or sweet almond oil and use in a scalp massage oil.

How to use

- In a nebuliser
- In an oil burner
- In baths or inhalation

Blends well with

Geranium oil blends very well with bergamot, citronella, clary sage, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, neroli or orange, rose, and rosemary.

Caution/Side effects

Geranium oil can influence hormone secretions, and so it is not advised for use by pregnant women or women who are breast-feeding.

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