Tips for using geranium essential oil in herbal medicine, home remedies, and aromatherapy

In aromatherapy, geranium essential oil is used as an antidepressant. It helps build up the system and is good for anyone that feels run-down. Geranium is useful in the treatment of most emotional disorders. It warms the body and makes a great herbal bath. When used in a hot bath, geranium is deeply relaxing. When used in a cool bath, it is highly energizing. Use 10 drops and soak for 20 minutes. For best results when treating depression, use equal parts of geranium essential oil and bergamot essential oil.

Geranium essential oil is distilled from the plant
Geranium plant growing on Payne Mountain Farms -- photo by Janice Boling

Geranium essential oil helps in the treatment of depression.

Geranium essential oil clears away toxins.

Geranium essential oil is made from the leaves and flowers of the geranium plant. It has a refreshing, sweet aroma that helps balance the system and clear toxins from the body. Geraniums are well-known flowering plants that are easily grown in sunny locations.

Geranium essential oil treats shingles, acne, and other skin problems.

Geranium essential oil is mildly astringent and helps control sebum production. It is valuable in the treatment of all skin types. It helps heal eczema, bruises, dandruff, shingles, herpes, ringworm, athlete’s foot, and skin problems like acne. Geranium helps keep skin supple and soft.

Geranium essential oil helps cure fungal infection.

Geranium essential oil is used on cuts, sores, and fungal infections. It is mildly diuretic and is used in cases of fluid retention. Geranium essential oil is considered a powerful liver and kidney tonic. It is sometimes used to treat respiratory complaints and as a gargle for sore throat. Geranium essential oil is also used as an insect repellant.

Geranium essential oil balances hormones.

Geranium essential oil helps balance hormone production. It is useful in the treatment of PMS and menopausal symptoms. It is often used to build up the immune system. Geranium essential oil helps improve the texture of cellulite deposits under the skin. This essential oil is also used to treat headaches, addiction, digestive problems, and the circulatory system.

Use geranium essential oil in massage.

Geranium essential oil is excellent for massage treatments and foot baths. Also use in muscle rubs and arthritis creams. Geranium essential oil provides wonderful relief to tired, aching limbs.

* Do not take essential oils internally. Always dilute essential oils with good carrier oil (such as almond or olive) and test on small area of skin before use. Remember that a few drops of essential oil go a long way. Always consult with a healthcare professional before using any herbal remedy especially if pregnant, nursing, or taking other medicines.

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