Geranium

Geranium-  AroMeds Pelargonium graveolens is organically grown in Northern India. The leaves and branches are steam distilled.It is in the geraniaceae plant family, and is a middle note with a floral, fresh, rosy, herbaceous with citrus undertones.

Uses-

  • Uplifting to the mind, helping to alleviate depression and anxiety
  • Very useful for women’s issues like PMS and menopausal symptoms because of the oils ability to stimulate the adrenal cortex, which produces hormones that are regulating and balancing.
  • Its diuretic qualities stimulate the lymphatic system, which in turn makes geranium useful for addressing cellulite, edema and fluid retention in general.
  • It is a great addition to blends addressing bacterial, fungal infections and skin issues like impetigo, athlete's foot, eczema, psoriasis, acne, burns and wounds. Popular in daily skin care preparations because it balances sebum and is appropriate for all skin types.
  • Geranium also has impressive anti-inflammatory benefits and can be a helpful addition to remedies for joint and nerve pain.
  • Geranium is also an effective insect repellent, and one of the best oils to discourage ticks and dust mites.

Emotional Support- geranium can encourage solace, regeneration, balance, assurance, tranquility and steadiness. It can give you the feeling of being mothered, soothed and shielded.

    Blends well with- bergamot, black pepper, roman chamomile, clove, cypress, fennel, frankincense, lavender, orange, clary sage, grapefruit, ginger, juniper, rose, sandalwood, patchouli, cedarwood, palmarosa, lemon, mandarin, peppermint, rosemary, ylang ylang

    Notes of interest- There are over 250 natural species of geranium! Also, if you compost, put a few drops of geranium on a paper towel and place in the compost bin...really helps to keep the fruit flies at bay.

    Modes of Application- massage, compress, bath, salve, direct inhalation, diffuser, steam inhalation, skin care

    Safety data - Avoid during early pregnancy due to the oils ketone content.Skin sensitization possible if using old and/or oxidized oils. Essential Oils are typically used externally through inhalation and topical application while properly diluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner to address a specific health need, for a specified amount of time. Keep away from children and pets.

    Resources-

    Battaglia, S. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2003.

    Tisserand, R and Young, R. Essential Oil Safety, A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition, Churchill Livingston Elsevier, 2014.

    Worwood, V.A. Aromatherapy for the Soul, New World Library, 1999.

    Please note: Information and statements provided by AroMed Aromatherapy and Lauren Andrews RN, CA, have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any health condition or disease. Information and interest only. The information is not designed for self-diagnosis. If you are concerned about a healthcare issue, see your doctor, specialist or ND. Please note that AroMed Aromatherapy accepts no liability for misuse of essential oils or other products.


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