Geranium Essential Oil

Balancing, sedative, hormone support

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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Botanical Name and Characteristics

Pelargonium graveolens

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.

Therapeutic Action

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


Encourages communication

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.

What Next?

Click on the links below to learn more about properties, safety and blending of some popular essential oils.

Or check out some floral, balancing recipes using geranium essential oil...

Homemade Face Cleanser

Bath Salts Recipe

Bath & Body Oil

Aromatherapy Recipes Homepage

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