A major essential oil used in aromatherapy, Geranium Oil, is used for holistic treatment and is beneficial for improving emotional, physical and mental health. The oil is extracted from the stems and geranium plants leaves and stems and contains myrcene, menthone, geraniol and citronellol. The myriad of benefits of the oil include improvement in blood circulation, acts as a hormone balancer and greatly improves dental health. Geranium Oil is also known to reduce wrinkles, help in healing wounds and can be used as a natural deodorant.
Properties: Derived via steam distillation process from pelargonium Geranium plant, this essential oil is widely used as spa oil, for the formulation of herbal personal care items and cosmetics. This aromatic oil contains compounds like geranyl tiglate, citronellol, geraniol, geranyl acetate and linalool. This oil can be mixed with other essential oils like ylang ylang, rose, frankincense and bergamot.
Skin Benefits Of Geranium Oil: This fragrant oil is beneficial for treating skin conditions like dermatitis, eczema and acne. Its moisture content helps to preserve hydration level of skin to inhibit sagging and wrinkled complexion. Its skin application is beneficial for treating fat cracks and scar marks cause by acne and boil. Massaging with this oil on regular basis promotes uniform blood circulation and even distribution of melanin. It not only accelerates regeneration of skin cells, but also assists in recycling of dead skin cells.
Diuretic Attributes: The diuretic properties of this fragrant oil raises urination level in order to flush out toxic elements like uric acid, pathogens and other harmful content from body. Blend several drops of this oil with cedar wood and lavender oils to take rejuvenating detox bath.
Other Benefits: It is especially effective in curing minor cuts, burns and bruises. The inhalation of this oil helps to alleviate tonsillitis, sore throat and other respiratory complications. It has proven benefits on menopausal difficulties. Moreover, its soothing aroma helps to relieve stress and anxiety. The antibacterial properties of this aromatic oil inhibit proliferation of microbial organisms on injuries. It also strengthens gum and maintains oral health. Its deodorant properties prevent bacterial growth caused by perspiration, inhibits body odor and refreshes mind and body as well. The astringent properties of this fragrant oil boost contraction of skin cells, muscles, gums, blood vessels and intestine. By enhancing contraction of blood vessels, it prevents flow of blood to avoid health complications of patients of cardiovascular ailments.
Storage: This aromatic oil should be stored in amber colored glass container with proper sealing properties. It needs to be kept away from heat and direct sunlight to preserve its beneficial value.
Features: As per research and studies, this aromatic oil is effective in activating microglial cells to treat dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Massaging with this oil promotes relaxing sensation in the body for dealing with trauma, depression, anxiety and anger. This fragrant oil has positive impact on persons going through emotional upheaval. Its other attributes include: