Benefits of Geranium Oil

27/09/2013 admin Essential Oil Profiles


What is the Genus Species? Pelargonium graveolens

Why is this information important? There are over 200 different species of Geranium. The graveolens species is known to produce one of the highest quality oils available.

Where is the name derived from? Pelargonium is a Greek word derived from Palargos meaning “stork”.

Why is this information so important? Its not, it’s just a fun fact!

What Part of the Plant is Used? Flowers and leaves

Most Interesting Historical Reference?

Did you know that the French Chemist Recluz was the first to distil the leaves of geranium in 1819?

What are the Plant Properties? Anti-inflammatory, antitumoral, antibacterial, antifungal, antispasmodic, antiseptic, astringent, antidepressant, sedative, homeostatic (stops bleeding), diuretic, liver and pancreas stimulant, detoxification, dilates bile ducts for liver detoxification, insect repellent.

What are the Documented Uses for Geranium? Hepatitis and fatty liver, fungal infections (ringworm), fungal infections (ringworm), circulatory problems, diabetes, skin conditions (acne, cleanses oily skin, revitalizes skin cells, psoriasis, hair, eczema, itchy skin), viral (herpes, shingles), gallbladder, hormone balancing, menstrual problems (PMS, cramps and minimizing heavy flow), digestion, insomnia.

What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? Lifts the spirit and eases nervous tension. May release negative emotions and memories.

What is the Spiritual Influence? Geranium oil can help diminish fears of abandonment, love and commitment. It asks that one be more accepting and thus more loving of self. As we love ourselves more, than we can fully commit to loving others.

What Chakra is Affected? The heart and throat chakras expand using this oil. Also may be used to balance the solar plexus and root chakras.

What are the corresponding Chakra Colors? Green and pink.

How do I use it?

Dilute 50:50, and then,

  • Apply several drops (2-4) on location, abdomen and temples
  • Apply to chakras/vitaflex points
  • Directly inhale
  • Diffuse, or
  • May be used as a dietary supplement.

Good oil for the First Aid Kit? Yes

Can this Oil be used for Pets? Yes, it is documented to treat fungal ear infections in animals. For dogs, it can be used to deter ticks and flies.

Because Geranium helps balance hormones and calms, it has been suggested that mares benefit greatly from use of this oil.

Note about Animal Use: Certain oils can be very toxic to cats. Pine and citrus products and oils in particular that are not of therapeutic grade. Please consult your vet if you are not sure about applying any essential oil to your pet.

What are the Safety Precautions? First, only use therapeutic grade essential oils! Geranium essential oil has no known contraindications. It is Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS). It is approved by the FDA for use as a Food Additive (FA).

Children younger than 6 years of age should not use Geranium oil as a dietary supplement.

Essential Oil Trivia?

Did you know that European gardeners in the 1600s planted geraniums to protect themselves from evil spirits?

Did you know that the fruit of the Geranium looks like a stork’s bill?

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