Geranium

GERANIUM  

pelargonium graveolens

Geranium use dates back to early Egypt where it was used to beautify the skin.  It has a beautifully fresh, sweet, floral aroma.  It is a powerful aid in healing wounds and it helps keep toxins from entering the body.  It has been used by women for PMS and tender breasts during menopause for fluctuating hormones. With its uplifting and calming nature, it can help ease depression and nervous tension so common during menopause. Geranium oil can also be used to help slow the effects of aging by minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and improving skin tone.  With its anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and moisturizing properties, it can help with skin issues such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis.  It also helps tighten and contract which aids in the prevention of sagging muscles and skin,

Blends well with basil, bergamot, chamomile, clove, rosemary and ylang-ylang.

Uses:

Abrasions/Cuts:  Apply 2 drops to a teaspoon of coconut oil and apply to wound. Cover loosely with a bandage.

Face:  Mix equal parts of geranium oil with coconut oil or argan oil.  Apply twice a day.

Muscle tone:  Mix 6 drops with 1 tablespoon of jojoba oil. Massage on the area.

Skin issues:  Mix equal parts of shea butter or coconut oil and apply to the area twice a day.

Menopause:  Diffuse or mix 5 drops geranium with a teaspoon of carrier oil (fractionated coconut oil, jojoba oil, etc.) and massage on the abdomen. Can put a few drops in a warm bath.

PMS:  Just prior to your menstrual cycle, apply 2 -3 drops to your abdomen along with a drop of orange, clary sage and a tablespoon of carrier oil (fractionated coconut oil, jojoba oil, etc.). Apply to the abdomen.

Therapeutic properties:

Analgesic
Antianxiety
Antibacterial
Antidepressant
Antifungal
Anti-inflammatory
Antiseptic
Antispasmodic
Astringent
Calmative
Diuretic

Safety:
Do not use if pregnant, nursing or taking medications.
Do not take internally. If you have sensitive skin, be sure to dilute.

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