Essential Oil of Geranium and its many uses

Essential oil is produced by steam distillation of the leaves from Pelargonium Radens and P. Capitatum. The main ingredients are geraniol and citronellol. It is a beautiful pale, green color. The scent is mildly green, slightly sharp, and sweet.

Geranium is an antiseptic, antidepressant, and astringent. It stops bleeding and promotes quick healing and is very useful to treat injury. It balances sebum production in the skin and is useful if the skin is too oily or too dry.

Geranium stimulates the adrenal cortex, helping to regulate and balance hormones. It is very useful to treat menopause, PMS and other hormonal imbalances.

Geranium stimulates the lymphatic system and is a mild diuretic. It is used during massage to treat cellulitis and edema. It has a general tonic effect on the liver and kidneys and is helpful for jaundice, kidney stones, constipation and urinary tract infections.

Geranium is an excellent insect repellant, and especially powerful if combined with Essential Oil of Lemon and Citronella.

Because Geranium is somewhat stimulating, it should not be used directly before bedtime.

See also:

Essential Oil of Bergamot and its many uses

Essential Oil of Thyme and its many uses

Rosehip Seed Oil for wrinkles (plus an eye cream recipe)


  1. April 6, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    I never knew! The Lymphatic system is such an important thing yet if we don’t get it moving it doesn’t move. I love that this oil helps with that. I think I need to get some 🙂 Happy Friday! WOO HOO!

  2. June 2, 2012 at 1:04 AM

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