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Geranium essential oil has a very powerfull and strong aromatic type. It is very fresh, slightly floral, quite penetrating with a deep green leafy odour. It may not be the kind of essential oil that you fall in love at first sniff, but you will eventualy love its complexity, with its bittersweet notes giving their place to minty-green notes before leaving a floral rosy undertone when it dries out
Also known as the "poor man's rose" because it shares almost the same therapeutic benefits with the rose essential oil at a fraction of its price!
You will appreciate its abillity to help treat acne, sore throats, anxiety, depression and insomnia. It is believed to have a effect on menstruation and menopause and can also aid in uplifting mood, lessening fatigue and promoting emotional wellness
As most essential oils, geranium has anticeptic properties that speed up the healing of wounds and may treat a variety of skin problems
You can also use it as a natural insect repellent and/or to help heal insect bites and stop itching
It can help eliminate the appearance of scars and dark spots by helping improve blood circulation just below the surface of the skin and helping promote an equal distribution of melanin.
It can help speed up the healing of wounds by triggering blood clotting
Though using essential oils in your every day life may benefit you in so many ways, you should use them with great caution.
They are very concentrated, powerfull raw matterials (e.g. it may take upto 6kgr of flowers to produce only 10-15ml of essential oil), so you can imagine that a little does go a long way with Essential oils!
If you plan to use essential oils topicaly you must dilute them first in a carrier oil (e.g. sweet almond oil, macadamia oil, grapeseed oil) to avoid skin irritation.
A rough guide for diluting them is 10-20drops in 100ml of oil for face and upto 30 drops in 100ml of oil for body use. (these ratios are for adults only)
If you are pregnant, or want to use essential oils on children, please get advice from your doctor first.