Latin Name: Pelargonium graveolens
Country of Origin: Egypt
Extraction Method: Steam distilled leaves
Middle note with a sweet, floral, earthy and rosy aroma.
Uplifting to the mind, helping to alleviate depression and anxiety. Very useful for women’s issues like PMS and menopausal symptoms because of the oils ability to stimulate the adrenal cortex, which produces hormones that are regulating and balancing. Its diuretic qualities stimulate the lymphatic system, which in turn makes geranium useful for addressing cellulite, edema and fluid retention in general. It is a great addition to blends addressing bacterial, fungal infections and skin issues like impetigo, athlete's foot, eczema, psoriasis, acne, burns and wounds. Popular in daily skin care preparations because it balances sebum and is appropriate for all skin types. Geranium also has anti-inflammatory benefits and can be a helpful addition to remedies for joint and nerve pain. Geranium is also an effective insect repellent, and one of the best oils to discourage ticks and dust mites.
Skin sensitization possible if using old and/or oxidized oils. Essential Oils are typically used externally through inhalation and topical application while properly diluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner to address a specific health need, for a specified amount of time. Keep away from children and pets.
Information and statements provided by AroMed Essentials and Lauren Andrews RN, CA, have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any health condition or disease. Information and interest only. The information is not designed for self-diagnosis. If you are concerned about a healthcare issue, see your doctor, specialist or ND. Please note that AroMed Essentials accepts no liability for misuse of essential oils or other products.