There are around 700 different varieties of geranium plants that are grown all over the world, and geranium essential oil is extracted from 10 of these… the regular garden geranium that most people have in their yard does not produce enough oil to extract. The oil is extracted from the stalks and leaves through steam distillation, and it is colorless and has a very watery consistency.
Anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, insect repellent, diuretic, analgesic, anticonvulsant, antiseptic, refreshing, antidepressant, tonic, sedative, and astringent
Geranium oil can be used for burns, insomnia, herpes, ringworm, depression, eczema, liver detoxification, pancreas, dermatitis, hormone support, menstrual problems, shingles, neuralgia, acne, digestion, diarrhea, stomach ache, bleeding, kidney stones, regenerating tissue, skin, sore throats, wounds, mouth/gum problems, and sores.
Aromatically- Diffuse. Inhale and breathe. Place a drop or two in the palm of your hand, cup it over the nose and breathe in deeply several times.
Topically- Apply to area of concern and reflex points. Can be mixed with carrier oil, massage oil or lotion, massage onto skin. Add to shampoo, wash hair.
Internally- Mix 1 drop oil with 4 oz. beverage or 1 tsp. honey, consume. Or put 1 drop in an empty capsule and swallow.
This oil was used for hemorrhoids, dysentery, tumors, inflammation, bone fractures, cancer, wounds, and menstrual flow.
Aromatically, geranium essential oil can help ease nervousness, balance emotions, release negative memories, promote peace, hopefulness, and lift the spirit.
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