Geranium is most commonly known for its use in skin care products because of its skin soothing properties. It is also used to calm nerves, reduce anxiety, and temper minor aches and pains. Affecting the Skin and Emotional Systems, Geranium supports liver health and balances emotions. The oil blends well with all other oils, enhances their benefits, and creates harmony with them.
Steam distilled from leaves, Geranium has been used historically to remedy bone fractures, tumors, and wounds in addition to dysentery, inflammations, hemorrhoids, and heavy menstrual flow. The French have used it to treat urinary stones, jaundice, gall-bladder, sterility, diabetes, and gastric ulcers.
When diffused, Geranium’s sweet, green, citrus-rosy, and fresh scent aids in releasing negative memories and restoring joyful thoughts. It lifts the spirit, balances emotions, and establishing a feeling of hope and well being, while releasing nervous stress and tension. When taken orally, dilute 1 drop of oil to 1 tsp honey, in 4 oz of beverage, or in a capsule. This oil can be applied directly to the reflex points or affected areas. Skin sensitization can occur if used repeatedly.