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Geranium Essential Oil

Geranium Essential Oil is: anti- anxiety, anti-acne, antibacterial, anti-depressant, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-neuro-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiviral, aphrodisiac, astringent, cicatrisant, diuretic, hemostatic.

Geranium Essential Oil benefits include: Improves our physical, mental and emotional health by balancing hormones, lessening fatigue and uplifting our mood.

Owing to it’s remarkable anti-aging and healing properties it plays an important role in Wild As The Wind Facial Oils

In a 2017 a comprehensive review of a good number of studies into Rose Geranium Essential, which shares many of the benefits of Geranium Essential Oil, revealed conclusively that Rose Geranium Essential reduces bacterial, viral and fungal infections. In particular, those implicated in causing skin infections and chronic skin diseases.

Geranium Essential Oil Main Uses

  • Anxiety + depression
  • Infertility + endometriosis + premenstrual syndrome + menopausal symptoms
  • Muscle & menstrual cramps (although mixing with topical Magnesium would help immensely)
  • Immune-boosting + infection-fighting
  • Sore throats
  • Promotes urination so supports detoxing
  • Reduces symptoms of neurodegenerative / autoimmune diseases like Alzheimer’s
  • Peripheral nerve damage
  • Candida
  • Haemorrhage + Haemorrhoids
  • Circulatory disorders: Reynaud’s disease + varicose veins

Geranium Essential Oil For Skincare

  • Acne, dermatitis + other skin disorders inc. nervous skin disorders
  • Anti-wrinkle + Collagen promoting (prevents sagging skin & wrinkling & helps appearance of muscles tone.)
  • Scars + discolouration + wound healing
  • Excessively dry or oily skin
  • Insect repellent – primary repellent for ticks.

Geranium Essential Oil Extraction Method: Steam distillation

Active Constituents in Geranium Essential Oil: Nerol 8.7% + Citronellyl formate 7.1% + Isomenthone 6.3% + Linalool 5.2% Citronellol + Geraniol + Citronellyl formate + 10-epi-Gamma-Eudesmol + Geranyl formate

Cautions: May cause a rash or burning sensation when applied to the skin in a small amount of people.

Combines well with: Basil, Bergamot, Carrot Seed, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lime, Patchouli, Rosemary & Rose Otto

Substitute oils: Frankincense, Ylang Ylang, Lavender & Rose Otto

Contraindications: Pregnant women should avoid using Geranium Essential Oil.

Geranium Essential Oil Interesting Fact: Geranium plants (pelargonium adoranitissimum) can be grown almost anywhere in the world, but they originated in Africa and weren’t introduced to Europe until about 1690.

Twofer: As a circulatory oil, meaning it exits the body through perspiration, it’s a great ingredient in natural deodorants.

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