People appreciate geraniums for their vivid blooms and delightful herbaceous fragrance. Geranium essential oil has a beautiful floral aroma with an underlying hint of mint. Traditionally used to balance the emotions and hormones, stimulate the lymph system, and to help a variety of skin conditions, it is also useful as a natural insect repellent and insecticide.
Use in the bath or shower for absorption and aromatherapy benefits. Diffuse it for aromatherapy benefits. Massage the diluted oil or use with compress in case of muscle pain and stiffness. Apply neat on wrinkled skin and wounds.
Geranium essential oil can be a dermal irritant for sensitive individuals. Conduct a patch test before use. Geranium essential oil has a deeply relaxing effect and should not be used prior to driving, operating machinery, or doing other tasks that require concentration. Because it can stimulate menstrual flow, pregnant women should avoid geranium essential oil. May act as a sedative. May cause skin irritation. Not safe for children under 6.