With a playful, floral scent, geranium oil is used in so many homemade beauty products where its sweet, middle note aroma adds a comforting quality to all kinds of skincare items.
Geranium essential oil uses
Geranium essential oil is used in many skincare products, thanks to its sweet, herbaceous scent. Originally from Egypt and now grown around the world, geranium essential oil uplifts the senses and encourages relaxation. It’s often added to a warm bath by those keen to close their eyes and drift away after a long day.
Geranium oil has been used for centuries to help maintain healthy skin, and so it’s a regular ingredient used in organic skincare products. With a rose-style scent that warms any room, geranium oil blends well with a long list of other essential oils.
Try combining geranium oil with ylang ylang, rosemary, rose water, sandalwood, clary sage or lemongrass. It also blends particularly well with citrus scents, such as orange and grapefruit essential oils. For a soothing bath that’s kind to skin, blend a few drops of geranium oil with chamomile essential oil or recreate our beautiful geranium hand salve.
Geranium essential oil benefits
Geranium essential oil has both antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties making it much more than just a sweet scent for the diffuser. In fact, no essential oil lover would have a collection without it.
The scent of geranium oil can boost a low mood and alleviate feelings of anxiety and depression. It helps to balance hormones, soothing the symptoms of menopause and other changes in the female monthly cycle.
Geranium oil also has a loyal following when it comes to skincare. Because it causes the skin to tighten when applied to the face, geranium oil is often used in facewash blends to fight the signs of ageing. It’s also thought that its antioxidant effects can help to slow down the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Why not blend geranium essential oil with lavender and frankincense to create a gentle facewash for tired-looking skin? Frankincense is said to brighten skin, leaving it with a rejuvenated glow, so it’s the perfect oil to blend with geranium when your skin needs a little pick me up before a big event.
Geranium oil’s benefits are believed to be more than just skin deep though. This popular oil is often claimed to help boost circulation, lower blood pressure and help keep the immune system working well. However you choose to use it, its enchanting floral fragrance will leave you feeling calm and collected in no time.
Geranium essential oil facts
|Botanical name||Pelargonium graveolens|
|Plant part||Leaves and flowers|
|Extraction method||Steam distilled|
|Colour||Pale green yellow|
|Strength of aroma||Strong|
|Aromatic scent||Herbaceous and sweet|
Caution: Because of its effects on hormone levels, we do not recommend using geranium essential oil during pregnancy.