Rose Geranium Essential Oil
Rose geranium essential oil is derived from the leaves and stems of the rose geranium plant. It is known for its pleasant floral fragrance and has been used for various purposes throughout history.
Effect on mind: Can promote relaxation, reduce stress, and uplift mood. May also have a calming effect on the mind and help alleviate anxiety and tension.
Effect on body: Can be used topically to help alleviate pain associated with conditions like arthritis, muscle cramps, and menstrual discomfort. It is believed to have anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that may provide temporary relief. It is believed to have a regulating effect on the endocrine system and may assist in managing symptoms associated with PMS (premenstrual syndrome) and menopause, such as mood swings and hot flashes. Diffusing the oil or using it in steam inhalation may be beneficial during respiratory infections or colds.
Effect on skin: Believed to have balancing properties that can help regulate oil production, making it suitable for both dry and oily skin. It may also promote a clearer complexion and help reduce the appearance of acne, blemishes, and scars. Additionally, it is often used in natural deodorants due to its pleasant fragrance and potential antimicrobial properties.
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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.