Geranium Essential Oil – Top Ten Uses

Welcome to Organica J’s Top Ten Uses for geranium essential oil (pelargonium graveolens).

I have used it SO much in aromatherapy and I also have it as an ingredient in many of the products I make. These include Restful Evening, Gardeners Hand Balm, Geranium and Rose soap, I am So Calm – Joy and others. You can see that I really love geranium oil and its many properties.

Here are some here:

1.  it can help regulate the nervous system, and dispel stress and tension
2.  balancing on mood, relaxing and uplifting.
3.  pmt and menopause, wonderfully balancing for hormones
4.  it is regulating on sebum in the skin
5.  can be helpful for eczema & psoriasis
6.  for bruising, as it is astringent and can help with minor wounds
7.  helpful for fluid retention, as it has a stimulating effect on the lymphatic system.
8.  eases frustration and irritability

9 it has deodorant properties

10 can help speed up healing on minor wounds

Where geranium comes from

The geranium that I offer and use in my products is pelargonium graveolens (Latin name) and I prefer to use the rose variety of geranium. That is not a geranium that has rose in it, but rather it is the name given to the best quality (I believe) of geranium. The geranium essential oil is obtained from the leaves of the plant. It is obtained by steam distillation and can vary in colour, but usually green colour.

The plant itself can grow up to 1 metre high and has hairy leaves and is a perennial. Over the years I have fallen in love with the Egyptian rose geranium, I just think it is way above the others in terms of fragrance and quality. Other places of origin include Algeria, Morocco and Bulgaria . Even within one variety there is such a difference in the oil that it productes coming from different countries of the world.

Uses of geranium since ancient times

Geranium essential oil was used by the Greeks and the Romans. Geranium was brought from South Africa to Europe in the 17th century and was highly prized in the perfume industry. It blends incredibly well with a wide range of oils including, frankincense (one of my favourite combinations), also bergamot, roman chamomile, sweet orange and rose otto. It always creates a great synergy when blended.

If you feel that geranium essential oil would be a useful oil for you,  buy it here from Organica J.  There is also available a range of other essential oils, with information on their uses, available in the essential oil category on the website.  Always use on the body blended with a carrier/vegetable oil.

If you require further information on any oils, feel free to contact us by email or phone.

NB if you have a medical condition/take medications check with your GP and/or a qualified aromatherapist before using essential oils.