The great harmoniser; with a herbaceous rose like scent, the essential oil of geranium helps return us from anxiety to a place of calm while retaining alertness. Geranium essential oil can be used to treat acne, inflammation and alleviate stress & anxiety.
Good for oily & acne prone skin
Can reduce fatigue
Skin & Hair:Balances oil in skin. Good for acne/oily skin conditions. Helpful for wounds, ulcers and burns.
Steam treatment: add 2 drops of essential oil to a bowl of steaming hot water. Use caution due to risk of burns or scalding.
Face massage: Gentle face massage can be used to help fight acne and stimulate the lymphatic system. Add 1 drop to 5ml carrier oil. Try to direct massage stroke from the midline towards the outer edge of your jaw to promote lymphatic drainage.
Not suitable in a skin application for those who have dermatitis or very sensitive skin.
Hand or foot bath: add 2 drops of essential oil to a bowl of water. For inflammation consider using cold/room temperature water. For aches and tight muscles use warm/hot water.
Compress: add 2 drops of essential oil to a bowl of water. For treating inflammation or to cool down use cold/room temperature water, for aching tight muscles use warm/hot water. Soak a face washer in the water, wring out excess moisture and apply to the affected area, repeat two or three times as the compress cools down or warms up.
Massage: for 2.5% dilution, add 50 drops of essential oil to 100ml carrier oil
Bath: add 2 to 3 drops, in a dispersant such as a carrier oil, to the bath.
Safety Cautions:Consult a professional healthcare practitioner before using essential oils for ingestion. Keep out of reach of children. Always use a carrier oil when applying essential oils directly to the skin. It is recommended to seek a healthcare practitioners advice before using essential oils during pregnancy.