Geranium Essential Oil

With various beautifying purposes, Geranium essential oil promotes healthy, glowing skin and hair, while providing a sweet, floral aroma.

Description

A member of the Pelargonium genus of flower species, geraniums are grown for their beauty and as a staple of the perfume industry. While there are over 200 different varieties of Pelargonium flowers, only a few are used as essential oils. Uses of Geranium essential oil date back to ancient Egypt when Egyptians used Geranium oil to beautify skin and for other benefits. In the Victorian era, fresh geranium leaves were placed at formal dining tables as decorative pieces and to be consumed as a fresh sprig if desired; in fact, the edible leaves and flowers of the plant are often used in desserts, cakes, jellies, and teas. As an essential oil, Geranium has been used to promote the appearance of clear skin and healthy hair—making it ideal for skin and hair care products. It also helps calm nerves and lessen feelings of stress. Geranium is also known to naturally repel insects.

Uses

  • Use in an aromatherapy steam facial to beautify skin.
  • Add a drop to your moisturizer for a smoothing effect.
  • Geranium is great for both dry and oily hair. Apply a few drops to your shampoo or conditioner bottle, or make your own deep hair conditioner.
  • Diffuse aromatically for a calming effect.

Directions for Use

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

Cautions

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

It’s important to check the label of your essential oils before taking them internally. There are only a few brands that are safe to take internally. These brands have stringent quality control measures in place to test for contaminants such as chemical residues from herbicides, pesticides, chemicals used to extract the oils, other plants, and synthetic materials. The brand I use happens to be one of them. Contact me for more information.

Whether you use the oils topically, aromatically, or internally, it’s important to note that a little goes a long way. Usually a drop or two will be more than sufficient. If you need less than a drop, try using a cake tester or a toothpick to extract a smaller amount.

If you are using a recipe that calls for 1-2 tablespoons ground cinnamon you can substitute it for 1 drop of cinnamon essential oil that is labeled for internal use. If you need less cinnamon oil, dip a toothpick in cinnamon oil, then stir it into your recipe until desired flavor is achieved.

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Part Number: 41290001
Size: 15 mL
Wholesale: $15.00
Retail: $20.00
PV: 15

Primary Benefits

  • Promotes the appearance of clear, healthy skin
  • Naturally repels insects
  • Gives hair a vibrant, healthy glow

Aromatic Description

Herbaceous, green, floral, sweet, dry

Collection Method

Steam Distillation

Plant Part

Whole plant

Main Constituents

Citronellol, citronellyl formate, geraniol

This oil can be used aromatically using a diffuser.

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