Essential Oils Kit, Part 4 – Geranium

by KG Stiles, LMT, RBT, CBP, CAT
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Whether you use aromatherapy as a stand alone or as a complementary first aid treatment there are several aromatic oils I’d like to recommend you have in your aromatic first aid kit.

My recommendations include important details for you to consider when purchasing an oil, such as its Latin Name, Country of Origin, Method of Extraction and Part of the Plant Used. I also list the best oils to consider when creating a synergistic blend.

GERANIUM ( Pelargonium roseum ) Certified Organic, Steam Distilled Leaf, Madagascar.

A fresh, slightly rosy scent with a fluid consistency Geranium mixes well with many oils and is known for being useful in regulating physical, mental, and emotional imbalances and extremes.

Keywords: HORMONAL BALANCE Geranium’s strength lies in its ability to regenerate tissue and nerves, and assist in balancing hormonal problems for both men and women.

Definitely a first-aid oil every woman should have on hand. Women have used Geranium successfully for years to relieve premenstrual conditions and to smoothly navigate the menopausal period.

Its tonifying action helps relieve nervous emotional conditions like anxiety, confusion, depression, lethargy, energy swings and tearfulness.

Geranium has been effectively used to treat an assortment of symptoms, including overcoming addiction, labor and childbirth, enhancing circulation, relieving congestion, detoxification, constipation, fluid retention, indigestion, hormonal imbalances and menopausal difficulties.

Geranium is excellent for skin care and will balance too oily, dry or combination skin types.

Try a synergistic blend of Geranium with any of the following aromatic oils: German Chamomile, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Lavender, Rose and Sandalwood.

CAUTION: Due to its hormonal action Geranium should be avoided by the lay person during pregnancy. Geranium can lower blood sugar and should be avoided in cases of hypoglycemia.