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Geranium – Pelargonium graveolens

A member of the Pelargonium genus of flower species, Geraniums are grown for their beauty and as a staple of the perfume industry. While there are over 200 different varieties of Pelargonium flowers, only a few are used as essential oils. Uses of Geranium essential oil date back to ancient Egypt when Egyptians used Geranium oil to beautify skin and for its internal health benefits. In the Victorian era, fresh Geranium leaves were placed at formal dining tables as decorative pieces and to be consumed as a fresh sprig if desired; in fact, the edible leaves and flowers of the plant are often used in desserts, cakes, jellies, and teas. As an essential oil, Geranium has been used to promote clear, healthy skin—making it ideal for skin care products. It also helps calm nerves, lessen anxiety, and support a healthy liver.

Plant Part: Whole plant

Aromatic Description: Herbaceous, green, floral, sweet, dry

Main Chemical Components: Citronellol, geraniol

PRIMARY BENEFITS

• Promotes clear, healthy skin

• Helps calm nerves and lessen anxiety

• Supports liver health

USES

• Use in an aromatherapy steam facial to beautify skin.

• Add a drop to your moisturizer to help balance oil production.

• Geranium is great for both dry and oily hair. Apply a few drops to your shampoo or conditioner bottle, or make your own deep hair conditioner.

• Diffuse aromatically to help relieve occasional stress, anxiety, and tension.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE
  • Diffusion: Use three to four drops in a diffuser.
  • Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
  • Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with  fractionated coconut oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

CAUTIONS Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

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Home Made Air Freshener

I used one of my hand crocheted jar doilies to cover the top of the jar. The essential oils I chose are 4 drops Geranium and 4 drops Lavender. Ah it smells so good!
I used a jar doily I had crocheted to cover the top of the jar. The essential  oils I chose are 4 drops Geranium and 4 drops Lavender. Ah it smells so good!
Home Made Air Freshener

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 5-6 drops of your favorite  Essential oil or blend

Directions:

Put 5-6 drops of your favorite essential oil or blend into small jar with the 1/4 cup of baking soda. Put a piece of fabric or a paper towel over the top of the jar and use a jar band to hold in place or use a jar doily on top of the jar tying the strings tightly around the bottom of the lip.

Place jar where ever you want a fresh scent, allowing the baking soda to absorb old scents while the essential oil imparts a fresh new scent.