Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you.
~ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Geranium Essential Oil: Balancing, Nurturing, Lifting
Did you know that there are over 200 species of geranium? The one we recognize as the scent of geranium essential oil comes from the rose geranium introduced to Réunion Island, in the Indian Ocean, around 1870. Each leaf of the geranium plant (often called Rose Geranium) is covered in thousands of tiny hairs. At the end of each hair is a tiny sac filled with essential oil.
To obtain half a liter of Géranium Bourbon essential oils, 400 kilograms of leaves and stems must be distilled inside a still heated with wood fire. These essential oils are prized in perfume manufacturing, in the pharmaceutical industry, in aromatherapy, in cosmetics and in soap manufacturing. Rose geranium essential oils have many useful medicinal properties too: it is cicatrisant, cytophylactic, diuretic, deodorant, anti-depressant, antiseptic, astringent, haemostatic, styptic, tonic, vermifuge and vulnerary.
Geranium Essential Oil Scent Profile: strong smelling oil with a floral aroma and a hint of mint.
The therapeutic properties of Geranium Bourbon Essential Oil include the being used as an astringent, haemostatic, diuretic, antiseptic, anti-depressant, tonic, antibiotic, anti-spasmodic and as an anti-infectious agent. This uplifting oil can have a great all-over balancing effect and this extends to the skin, where it can help to create balance between oily and dry skin. Geranium Bourbon can also be used to relieve feelings of stress and anxiety, promoting a sense of inner peace. The strong smell of this oil can be particularly good to ward off mosquitoes and head lice.
May Flowers Aromatherapy Diffuser Blend
- 2 drops Ylang Ylang
- 2 drops Sweet Orange
- 1 drop Geranium
- 1 drops German Chamomile
- 1 drops Lavender
Diffusing essential oils is one of the easiest yet most effective ways for you to experience the benefits of your favorite essential oils. To enjoy this essential oil blend, use clean, room-temperature water. Make sure the water level does not exceed the water mark of your diffuser. Add the drops of essential oils listed in this blend and run for 30 minutes. Enjoy!
You can also make a yummy body spray by doubling this recipe and adding it to a mixture of 3.5 oz distilled water and 1 Tbsp witch hazel (use a 4 oz glass spray bottle). Be sure to shake well before each use.