Geranium Essential Oil
Geranium oil was used by the Egyptians to promote beautiful, radiant-looking skin.
Cultivated from a perennial shrub that stands about 3 feet tall, native to South Africa and cultivated through a steam distillation process to extract the essential oil. The flower’s essential oil is made from the flower, its stems, and its leaves.
The main chemical constituents of geranium oil include the following: Citronellol, Geraniol, Linalool, Citronellyl formate, Citral, Myrtenol, Terpineol, Methone and Sabinene
Geranium essential oil can reduce the presence of wrinkles by tightening the facial skin, thereby delaying some of the effects of premature aging. Geranium helps to balance the production of sebum in the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, and improving skin elasticity. Add two drops of geranium oil to your face lotion and apply it twice daily.
Geranium oil has potent antibacterial and anti-fungal abilities that fight against 22 different types of bacteria and 12 types of fungi.
Geranium oil is a powerful cicatrizant facilitates blood circulation just below the surface of the skin and also helps promote a uniform distribution of melanin helping scars and other spots on the skin to fade.
Geranium oil has diuretic properties that promote urination releasing toxins and pollutants from the body. Urination aids the digestive process and prohibits the formation of excess gas in the intestine. It is also an effective way of removing excess acids and bile secreted by the liver. Geranium oil has been found to release toxins, sugar, and sodium from the body.
Geranium essential oil helps in normalizing the production of sebum in the skin and diminishes age spots.
Geranium oil may aid in the treatment and prevention of neurodegenerative diseases when caused in part by neuroinflammation due to its anti-neuroinflammatory effects.
When microglial cells are activated, they release pro-inflammatory compounds like nitric oxide, which combat the inflammation in the neural pathways that cause neural degeneration. Geranium essential oil is shown to activate these microglial cells, and therefore, the synergistic relationship between geranium oil and the natural chemistry of the brain can prevent these dangerous and potentially deadly conditions.
Geranium essential oil’s citronellol content makes it potentially effective for reducing allergic reactions. Because of the anti-inflammatory action of this essential oil topical use of Geranium oil may reduce itching caused by allergic reactions.
Aids Cold Hands and Feet
Geranium essential oil can be used both externally by massaging the oil directly on the problem area and through the use of aromatherapy.
With its powerful cicatrisant properties, Geranium oil promotes blood circulation below the surface of the skin.
Due to its astringent properties, Geranium helps with the untimely loosening of teeth by tightening the gums.
Geranium oil helps to firm up the skin and it also helps firm muscle tone. The astringent properties in Geranium essential oil help muscles to contract and tighten.
Studies have shown that Geranium oil fights nerve pain when applied topically to the affected area. One study found that topical application of geranium oil significantly reduced postherpetic neuralgia pain within minutes of application.
Geranium oil improves mental function and may uplift your spirits.
Geranium oil reduces inflammation in the body by inhibiting the inflammation responses in the skin.
Geranium oil's anti-inflammatory qualities may make it beneficial for leg and foot swelling caused by edema.
Due to its astringent properties, Geranium oil may prevent muscles from sagging, reduce the presence of wrinkles by tightening the facial skin and help to prevent the untimely loosening and loss of teeth by tightening up the gums.
Regeneration of Cells
Geranium oil promotes cell health with the recycling of dead cells, and the regeneration of new cells to promote cell growth.
Commonly used in natural bug repellants, Geranium oil helps keep mosquitoes and other insects away.
Aromatherapy with Geranium Oil
Diffuse the tonic aroma of geranium through the room where you have to study or work late.
How it's used
Geranium essential oil can be diluted with a carrier oil and used topically on the skin. You can use it as a spot treatment for acne or itchy skin, or as a massage oil.
Geranium oil can have sensitizing effects in rare cases. Since it influences certain hormone secretions, geranium essential oil is therefore not advised for pregnant women or for women who are breastfeeding, since it is unclear whether those same effects transfer through breast milk.
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