The alluring aroma of flower petals is Nature’s beautiful gift to us. The world of essential oils has embraced the essence of Geranium Roses, waving its aromatherapy magic wand and transforming these floral blooms into pure healing droplets.
The properties from essential oils extracted from Geranium Roses have long been lauded for their medicinal benefits in North Africa and the Middle East. In aromatherapy today, these floral oils are recognised as home health remedies.
A rose by any other name…is called a ‘geranium rose’
Although Rose and Geranium Rose essential oils share many of the same therapeutic properties, Geranium Rose oil glows with its own unique benefits and is often used as a substitute for rose oil. Pure Geranium Rose oil, (distilled from the flowers, leaves and stems), is also more affordable than pure Rose oil.
Native to South Africa, the Geranium Rose (Pelargonium graveolens var. roseum) has a sweet floral scent renowned for its mood-lifting power. Legend has it that people used to plant rose geraniums around their cottages to keep evil spirits at bay.
As a natural alternative, Geranium Rose essential oil is known to have magical aromatherapy powers for the entire family.
The lullaby effect - no more counting sheep
Geranium Rose, fondly referred to as the ‘goodnight oil,’ is the sister essential oil to lavender and chamomile. The gentle rose fragrance becomes a natural antidote to sleep disorders, insomnia and bedtime restlessness - naturally calming and relaxing body and mind - making sweet dreams a nightly reality.
As our sense of smell is controlled by the same part of our brain that manages our sleep patterns, it is no wonder that the natural and soothing aromas of essential oils would be able to put us to sleep.
The calming effect - no more losing your cool
Geranium Rose is often used to calm anxiety and other nervous conditions - lifting one’s spirits.
For those who suffer from mild depression, or experience mood swings related to hormonal shifts during PMS or menopause, Geranium Rose essential oil in a diffuser can be both soothing and energizing, as well as a natural antidepressant. Its floral and herby essence creates a general feeling of positivity, much like walking through a garden as the breeze stirs Natures’ heady scent.
The soothing effect - no more scratching that itch
When diluted and used in proper concentrations on the skin, Geranium Rose essential oil has been recommended by the medical community as a natural alternative in the treatment of inflammatory skin conditions, dermatitis, acne, rashes and eczema.
Mixing a few drops of geranium rose oil with a base of organic unrefined shea butter, coconut oil and honey is said to be effective for eczema sufferers.
The beauty effect - no more ‘mirror, mirror on the wall’
Geranium Rose oil is often used in skincare products to soothe and improve the quality of one’s skin by balancing natural oil production, minimizing the appearance of enlarged pores, and eliminating infection-causing or acne-causing bacteria.
Known for its ability to revitalize body tissues, Geranium Rose oil helps balance the skin’s natural sebum equilibrium, which makes it ideal for restoring dry skin while you are asleep and your skin is in overnight cell repair mode. It is also known for promoting the faster fading of scars and blemishes.
Of all the essential oils, Geranium Rose is affectionately referred to as the ‘great balancer’ - balancing skin, hormones and moods. It should be a ‘pantry basic’ in your repertoire of essential oils.
We also offer a range of essential oil blends containing rose geranium oil:
- Harmony 4 U essential oil blend - a few drops in a diffuser or inhaler may help ground you during your menstrual cycle and help with mood swings.
- Feeling blue? A few drops of the Inspire essential oil blend in a diffuser will restore a sense of calm and tranquillity.
- The Cozy & Comforting essential oil blend does exactly what it says on the bottle. Use it for sleep or to calm yourself down after a hectic day. It can be used in an inhaler or topically with a carrier oil in a 2% dilution for adults and 1% dilution for children.
Essential oils should only be used as directed, diluted with recommended carrier oils and never ingested. Consult your doctor before you use any essential oils and always test a small area of skin to ensure no reactions occur.
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