“Euphoria is the feeling that you will experience with the inspiring and heartening floral aroma of Geranium essential oil, used for uplifting the spirit, alleviating nervous tension, relieving off-putting memories and negative emotions.”
Botanical name: Pelargonium x asperum
Geranium is native to Egypt and is also believed to have been originated in the Reunion Island of the Indian Ocean. It slowly spread to Madagascar, South Africa, the Congo, Morocco, Central America, England, Italy, Spain, Greece, Russia, China, France and India. Geranium and its essential oil have been used in numerous Alternative medicinal practices for healing wounds and fractures. It is said that the ancient Greeks used Geranium for treating skin problems. Egyptians used Geranium oil for enhancing the beauty and radiance of their skin.
It has been established that using geranium essential oil to treat skin disorders, such as acne, dermatitis (inflammation of the skin), nasal infections, contagions of the throat and other parts of the respiratory tract, eczema, burns, ulcers, neuralgia, tonsillitis and post menopause syndrome and other diseases is extremely helpful. In addition, this natural oil also has a mentally inspiring effect and may prove to be very useful in treating conditions like nervousness, depression, anger and other mental conditions.
The geranium essential oil is also an effective tonic that helps to strengthen the overall health of an individual. When used internally, this essential oil facilitates the normal functioning of all the body systems by means of maneuvering the endocrine glands (any of various glands, as the thyroid, adrenal and pituitary glands that exude certain substances or hormones directly into the blood or lymph) to regulate the discharge of an assortment of enzymes, hormones, acids, bile and others. By doing so, geranium essential oil strengthens the digestive system, respiratory system, circulatory system, excretory system and the nervous system. It appears that geranium oil also tones up the muscles and skin making one look better. All these tonic properties are enclosed by geranium essential oil.
Use of this natural oil facilitates speedy healing of wounds, cuts and even incisions made during any surgery. This characteristic of geranium essential oil makes it an excellent remedy for wounds. According to the Gas chromatography report, Geranium oil constitutes of 20 chemical components that contribute to its fragrance, therapeutic attributes, consistency and quality of this oil. Of which, Citronellol contributes to the highest proportion of Geranium oil with about 35.0% of its total composition.
Blends well with
- clary sage
- dry skin
- fluid retention
- gall bladder
- inflamed skin
- insect repellent
- lymphatic congestion
- mood swings
- other menstrual problems
- premenstrual tension
- tonsillitis / throat infections
- urinary disorders
- viral infections
While purchasing geranium essential oil, be careful not to buy fake or adulterated oils being sold under the name of the essential oil extracted from the aromatic geranium leaves. The fake or adulterated oil will not produce the desired therapeutic results. On the contrary, such products may result in irritations. Always look for the botanical names on the labels of the oil and always procure geranium essential oil from suppliers having good repute in the market. Most importantly, like in the case of any other essential oil, it is essential to talk to a competent and qualified aromatherapist before you buy and start using this natural oil.