(Last Updated on : 29/12/2014)
Geranium oil is a special gift for women because of its effect on the menstrual cycle. Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and antiseptic by nature, the oil is balancing, calming and anti-depressive. It is widely used as an element in aromatherapy
for its many health benefits. It is capable of balancing hormones; relieving stress and depression; improving the health of the skin and reducing blood pressure.
Extraction of Geranium Oil
There are about 700 different varieties of the Geranium plant
, yet only 10 supply essential oil in viable quantities, since the normal garden geranium produce far too little oil for extraction. The oil of Geranium is extracted through steam distillation of stems and leaves of the Geranium plant. Alpha Pinene, Myrcene, Limonene, Menthone, Linalool, Geranyl Acetate, Citronellol, Geraniol and Geranyl Butyrate are the main components of this oil.
Properties of Geranium Oil
It is the oil with cooling, moisturizing properties. It acts as antidepressant, nervine, aphrodisiac, and menopause hormone balancer, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory oil, which has a pleasant odour and it also acts as a natural insect repellent. It mixes well with the oils like Rose
, Champa, Musk, Vanilla
Uses of Geranium Oil
It is used in skin care for maintaining youthful beautiful skin of all types. Very helpful in any dehydrating skin conditions like eczema.
It helps people to keep centered, calm, and at ease.
It acts as natural perfume as it has a very pleasant and uplifting aroma.
Health Benefits of Geranium Oil
It has a general diuretic effect on the body and balances the water systems in the body, correcting any poor elimination of water and waste material.
It is useful for treating jaundice, gall stones and can also be used for restraining nosebleeds and other hemorrhaging.
It helps in speeding up the healing process of wounds, cuts and surgical incisions.
It encourages the recycling of dead cells, and the regeneration of new cells.
It is beneficial in the treatment of acne, dermatitis and other skin diseases.
It helps to treat infections of the nose, throat and other respiratory organs.
It acts as an immunity booster.