Geranium

.51 fl oz $17

The health benefits of Geranium Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties as an astringent, hemostatic, cicatrisant, cytophylactic, diuretic, deodorant, styptic, tonic, vermifuge and vulnerary agent. It is widely used as an element in aromatherapy for its many health benefits, including its ability to balance hormones, relieve stress and depression, reduce inflammation and irritation, improve the health of the skin, alleviate the effects of menopause, improve circulation, benefit dental health, boost kidney health, and reduce blood pressure. 

Geranium oil is one of the most important oils in aromatherapy and almost a first-aid kit in itself. It is vulnerary, a tonic, an antiseptic and a haemostatic, and is good for tiredness, general fatigue and convalescence. It can be used for children too, but as always, the remedies must be at half strength or less.

It is particularly useful for many skin disorders, and can help heal cuts and bruises, burns, frostbite, fungus infections, athlete’s foot and eczema. Apply neat on cuts and bruises as you would any antiseptic, and cover with a gauze. Repeat a few times per day when changing the dressing.

Uses

  • Athlete's Foot
  • Bruises
  • Cuts 
  • Scrapes
  • Diffuse the tonic aroma of geranium through the room where you have to study or work late. Apply a few drops of essential oil on a piece of cotton wool or folded tissue, and leave beside the heat of the lamp on your desk. Take a deep breath from time to time.
  • If feeling very exhausted, and needing a pick-me-up before starting to work – or play – mix 10 ml (2 tsp) soya oil and 5 drops of geranium. Massage this into the temples, back of the neck, sinus area, back of the hands and clockwise into the solar plexus. Rest on the floor for 5 minutes, then you will feel refreshed, with renewed energy. This is particularly effective for when you return from work and haven’t time for a proper relaxing bath before dashing off out again.
  • When travelling, geranium oil can be a wonderful insect repellant and rather more attractive than most proprietary products. Make a simple body oil with geranium, and massage your body with it. If bitten, apply geranium oil neat to the bite, and repeat several times a day to stop the itching. (You can use this on the face but never too near the eyes.)
  • A few drops of neat oil can be left on a piece of cotton wool or tissue beside your bed at night to keep insects away.

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