Geranium Essential Oil
Geranium essential oil is an uplifting oil that has a great all-over balancing effect on the mind and this uplifting property also extends to the effect it has on the skin – where it helps to create balance between oily and dry skin. It helps to sort out emotions – where it helps to relieve feelings of stress and anxiety, and also works on the adrenal cortex, which has a balancing effect on the hormone system.
Effect on mind: Influences the adrenal cortex, reducing stress. Helps quell anxiety or depression. Uplifting.
Effect on body: Can be useful for kidney, gall stone, diabetes and urinary infections. Diuretic properties can help reduce fluid retention and swollen ankles. Stimulates the lymphatic system and can regulate the hormonal system. Aromatic insect repellent.
Effect on skin: Useful for all skin conditions, balancing sebum. Eczema, burns, shingles, herpes, ring worm may respond.
Blends well with: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lime, Neroli, Petitgrain, Rosemary, Sweet Orange, Sandalwood.
Caution: May cause some irritations to sensitive skin. Regulates the hormonal system so must not be used during pregnancy.
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Do not apply undiluted essential oils to your skin. Use a carrier oil or solvent to dilute first.
Do not drip undiluted essential oils into eyes as this will cause a chemical burn and may result in temporary blindness. Diluted essential oils may be used close to the eyes. More here.
Undiluted essential oils should not be dripped into the ears, but diluted essential oils may be placed on a cotton wad for partial insertion.
Keep essential oils in a place where young children cannot reach them, and never let them handle essential oils bottles.
If you have a skin condition, are pregnant, have epilepsy or asthma, are on a course of treatment with prescribed medication, or are in any doubt about any condition you may have, you are advised to seek the advice of a doctor or suitable practitioner before using pure essential oils.
For a full list of safety guidelines and more in depth information please visit the Tisserand Institute website.