Fabulous Geranium essential oil uses

Like virtually all the flower oils, it is antidepressant and antiseptic. It is also a valuable astringent and a haemostatic (it stops bleeding), which makes it very useful in treating injuries. It also promotes speedy healing.

One of the Geranium essential oil uses is in skincare, for its delightful perfume, for its astringent and antiseptic properties and for its action in balancing the production of sebum. This makes it valuable for skins that are excessively dry or oily, or for dry skins with oily patches.

This balancing action arises from the fact that Geranium is an adrenal cortex stimulant. The hormones secreted by adrenal cortex are primarily regulators, governing the balance of hormones secreted by other organs, including male and female sex hormones; so Geranium essential oil uses include assistance in menopausal problems and all conditions where a fluctuating hormone balance is indicated. In particular, Geranium may be used to relieve pre-menstrual tension. It may help to relieve the excessive fluid retention which many women experience pre-menstrual due to its diuretic properties.

Geranium also has a stimulating effect on the lymphatic system, and this, combined with the diuretic action, is why it can be used in a massage oil or cream for the treatment of cellulitis, fluid retention and oedema of the ankles.

Geranium has a tonic effect on both kidney and lever.

Other Geranium essential oil uses include the use as an antidepressant and it blends well with Bergamot for that purpose.

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