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

Stimulates in large amounts

Creates balance between oily and dry skin; also may help with problem skin

Lifts mood, balances emotions

Soothes minor muscle and joint pain

Reduces stress and tension

Relieves fluid retention

Promotes restful sleep

Helps reduce cellulite

Encourages communication


Supports hormone balance

Insect and lice repellent

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Geranium's strong middle note blends well with: 

  • basil
  • bergamot
  • cedar
  • citronella
  • clary sage
  • fennel
  • grapefruit
  • jasmine

  • juniper
  • lavender
  • lemon
  • lemongrass
  • neroli
  • nutmeg
  • orange
  • 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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What Next?

Recipes with Geranium Essential Oil

Sample some floral, balancing recipes using geranium essential oil...

Homemade Face Cleanser

Treat your face to this simple, soothing homemade face cleanser. This gentle but effective facial cleanser recipe can be used on most skin types.

Bath Salts Recipe

Escape to a garden of summer roses with this sweetly scented homemade bath salts recipe.

Balancing Aromatherapy Bath Oil

When your nerves are stretched to the limit, fill the tub, lock the door and give yourself a 'time out' with this soothing aromatherapy bath recipe.

Aromatherapy Recipes Homepage

Essential Oil Properties

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

Looking for More?

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