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Geranium Essential Oil Benefits

Newton Wood | Well-Being

29 November 2021

Geranium essential oil is produced from the leaves of the ever popular geranium plant.  It carries many benefits which we’ll be exploring today.  The fragrance of geranium essential oil is floral and pleasant. Geranium is found in many perfumes and is often associated with a ‘spa’ like smell.  So, let’s explore why it’s such a great essential oil to use:

 

Stress Relief

After a year as overwhelming as 2020, stress relief is top of our list.  And geranium is a go-to to achieve a relaxed and comforted feeling.  With such a calming fragrance it’s an enjoyable way to unwind and relax.

 

Anxiety and Depression

Geranium has a soothing aroma which has been thought to ease feelings of anxiety and depression.  It has an ability to aid relaxation and lift feelings of low mood. Whether you inhale the fragrance or apply to your skin you should feel alleviated and restored.

 

Menopause and Perimenopause

Many women use geranium essential oil to help cope with the effects of menopause.  It is believed to be particularly useful for dealing with the changes to estrogen at this time in a woman’s life. And some report that it just helps them feel more relaxed and at ease during menopause.

 

Sleep and Insomnia

With its relaxing and soothing properties geranium has been used effectively for aiding sleep troubles. It helps your body let go and prepare for rest.  It’s particularly effective when mixed with other essential oils for sleep such as clary sage, lavender and ylang ylang.

 

Shingles Neuralgia Pain

When applied topically geranium has been known to ease the pain and discomfort associated with shingles.

 

Neurodegenerative Diseases

Geranium has been thought to help reduce inflammation and damage to the cells in the brain as a result of neuroinflammation.  Diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) are all impacted by neuroinflammation.

 

Edema

This causes swelling around the legs, ankles and feet resulting in discomfort, stiffness and decreased circulation among other complications.  The anti-inflammatory properties of geranium have been used to help relieve the areas impacted by edema when applied topically.

 

Acne and Dermatitis

Geranium has anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-septic and anti-inflammatory properties.  As a result it has been used to treat skin complaints such as acne, infection and irritation.

 

Other benefits

Although more research is needed to determine the potency and effectiveness of geranium.  It has also been linked to helping:

  • Diabetes – particularly in reducing blood glucose levels when inhaled or applied topically.
  • Healing – thought to be useful in healing wounds by stopping them from bleeding.
  • Allergies – as a result of its anti-inflammatory action geranium is said to help reduce allergic reactions.
  • Nasal Vestibulitis – this unpleasant condition is associated with those undergoing cancer drug treatment (chemotherapy). It has been thought that geranium helps to ease symptoms associated with this condition.

 

We definitely weren’t exaggerating when we said there were many benefits to using Geranium essential oil.  One thing we cannot stress enough is to ensure you’re using essential oils properly.  By this we mean diluting the essential oils into a carrier oil before applying to the skin or adding to a bath. This must be done following an essential oil dilution chart as the pure oils are too strong to use alone.  We’ve taken the hard work out of this for you by creating our very own range of bath and body oils which can be applied directly to the skin or your bath.

 

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