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Geranium, Pelagonium graveolens
|Botanical Source: flowers and leaves
Physical and Psychological Effects: A healing oil, it has a stimulating effect on the lymphatic system making it beneficial for treating fluid retention. It helps heal wounds. It is very relaxing and helps balance the emotions as well as the skin. If your body needs geranium, you will know it the minute you smell it. It balances your nervous system and is popular in skin care for either dry, oily or combination skin. Geranium is the go to oil to help relieve PMS because of its well-known ability to help balance hormones.
Blends Well With: lemon, grapefruit, lavender, rosemary, chamomile roman, peppermint, clove, clarysage, ginger, palmarosa, ylang ylang, sandalwood, mandarin, juniper, bergamot, black pepper, frankincense, orange, rose, jasmine, lemongrass, neroli, patchouli, cedarwood
Fragrance: Middle note; floral, sweet rose-like, leafy. It becomes very sweet as it evaporates.
Cautions: May irritate sensitive skin. Avoid in early pregnancy.
Your Body Needs ... Products: included in the Essential Oil Starter Kit.