Geranium essential oil has a great all-over balancing effect on hormones, emotions and even your skin.
Lifting your mood and sedating you at the same time, it's an excellent support for PMS and menopause symptoms.
Geranium is especially useful in skincare remedies and is often used in formulations with rose essential oil to "stretch" the (extremely expensive) rose aroma.
Emotionally, geranium essential oils are used to balance mood swings, excessive emotionalism, lack of moderation or harmony, overattachment and workaholism.
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A perennial shrub that grows up to 3 feet (1 meter) high, geranium?s pointed, serrated leaves are covered with long, soft hairs. Its flowers are pink-white to pink. There are over 700 varieties.
The essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves and stalks.
Rich, warm, sweet, floral scent.
Calms in small amounts
Creates balance between oily and dry skin; also may help with problem skin
Stimulates in large amounts
Soothes minor muscle and joint pain
Lifts mood, balances emotions
Relieves fluid retention
Reduces stress and tension
Helps reduce cellulite
Promotes restful sleep
Insect and lice repellent
Supports hormone balance
Geranium's strong middle note blends well with basil, bergamot, cedar, citronella, clary sage, fennel, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, neroli, nutmeg, orange and rosemary.
Non-toxic, non-irritant and generally non-sensitizing. Due to the fact that it affects the hormonal system, do not use during pregnancy.
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