The geranium oil that we use in Aromatherapy comes from the plant “Pelargonium Gravolens” which is not the familiar coloured geranium that you see out and about. Geranium is one of my favourite oils if not my favourite one. I adore the heady floral fragrance that it gives and it is a pleasure to use. Geranium essential oil is a fabulous balancer, both of the body and of the mind. It comes into its own when used for menopausal and menstrual problems helping the body to balance its hormones. It works on the mind by lifting the spirits through its anti-depressant qualities and relaxes any anxieties. It can help with those dreaded mood swings too, especially those associated with hormonal imbalances. I swear by my PMT aid, which is Geranium, Bergamot and Lavender a must for those of us who get those moods!
Geranium is also fabulous for your skin; it balances the sebum levels making it great for both dry and oily skin. It is most useful for detoxifying the lymphatic system by being a diuretic. Helping to encourage elimination of toxins and excess fluid, thereby helping the dreaded “C” word we ladies all hate (cellulite that is!). It can also help wounds to heal quickly and encourages cell renewal. All in all Geranium is a fabulous “girlie” oil which has so many wonderful properties. However before you rush out and buy bottles, seek the advice of a qualified Aromatherapist, it is not a case of buy a bottle and slap on all over as you may get more than you bargained for! There are ways that all essential oils should be applied with specific quantities, it is a little more than just making you smell good!
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