Source: leaves and stems
Geranium essential oil has an up-lifting fresh and floral aroma; welcome spring with this lovely essential oil! Geraniums are a popular plant, that come in a variety of colors; in fact, there are over 250 different species of this plant. Geraniums originated in South Africa and were introduced in Europe during the 17th century. An interesting fact about geranium plants is their beautiful aroma comes from the leaves not the flower!
Geranium essential oil is extremely balancing to the body this includes hormones, skin and the nervous system. Because geranium essential oil is a hormone balancer it is useful for relief of PMS and menopause. In skin care, geranium is an excellent choice as it balances sebum (oil) production therefore helpful for those with dry skin, oily skin or combination skin types. On an emotional level geranium essential oil is both calming and uplifting. Geranium essential oil can be used in massage, bath, a compress, skin care, diffused or through direct inhalation.
Don’t forget to book your massage this month and try geranium essential oil in our blend of the month, “April Blossoms“. This month we bring you a delightful happy blend of Geranium, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, and Jasmine essential oils.
Uses & Facts:
- Geranium essential oil is one of the nine essential oils in our Essential Oil Starter Kit.
- Geranium & Orange is one of the Aromatherapy Blends Your Body Needs… offers for massage treatments.
- Geranium essential oil is balancing; whether you need it for skin care or for emotions.
- It is a hemostatic which means it helps stop bleeding. Keep geranium essential oil on hand for first aid.
- Geranium essential oil has a cheerful and up-lifting aroma.
- The aroma of the geranium plant is found in the leaves, not the flowers.
Spring Clean Window Cleaner
8 ounces distilled water
8 ounces white distilled vinegar
20 drops geranium essential oil
16 ounce spray bottle
Add all ingredients to a spray bottle. Shake before each use.
Use this to clean windows, mirrors and other surfaces that are dusty and grimy.
Cleansing Spring Bath Salt Blend
1 cup sea salt
1/4 cup baking soda
1/2 cup rose petals (available for purchase in our studio!)
10 drops orange essential oil
5 drops geranium essential oil
Combine sea salt, baking soda and rose petals in a bowl, stir well. Gradually add the essential oils being sure to stir well after every few drops.
Store your bath salt in a sealed jar. Use in bath by either adding a few generous scoops to your water or place the amount you are using in a muslin bag so the petals do not clog your drain. Soak and enjoy!
As always, check out our website at www.YourBodyNeeds.com for more information and recipes!