Geranium Rose

Geranium Rose-  AroMeds Pelargonium roseum X asperum is organically grown and the leaves are steam distilled in South Africa. It is in the geraniaceae plant family, is a middle note and has a pleasing, sweet, floral, earthy and rosy aroma.

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- This oil sells like gangbusters in the late spring/summer season in New England related to concerns about tick bites. Customers put it in natural bug repellants and swear by it. You can also put a few drops on a bandana and put around your dogs neck when going outside, but remember to remove the bandana when you return inside!

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

    Safety data- 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.

    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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