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Geranium Essential Oil

Geranium Essential Oil

I’ve been using essential oils for many years now, but Geranium is an oil that I just recently discovered.  In my pursuit of knowledge of making your own skin care, I kept finding over and over how powerful Geranium essential oil is when it comes to all issues, but especially skin issues.  Just recently I included geranium in my recipe for a Skin Firming Facial Cream.   Geranium oil has the ability to help balance hormones, soothe stress and depression, reduce inflammation, encourage circulation, and lower blood pressure!  See, I told you, it’s a good one-read on to learn the miracles it does for skin!!

Skin Benefits of Geranium

  • Astringent- basically this means it contracts the skin, in other words, it tightens and firms!  Geranium can actually tighten your skin and give you a smoother look.  It can prevent your skin from sagging long term and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and delay premature aging!
  • Cytophylactic- it encourages your skin to slough off dead skin cells and regenerate new cells.
  • Cicatrisant- geranium oil is able to greatly reduce scars and spots.  It revs up blood circulation which helps promote healing and even skin tone.
  • Antibacterial and Antimicrobial-keeps wounds from getting infected  as well as healing present infection.  This is amazing  news for people using geranium to heal acne!
  • Vulnerary- this means geranium oil will speed up the healing process for wounds and cuts.
  • Balances skin-Basically if you are oily or dry, geranium oil will bring balance to extreme skin types.
  • Relieves water retention and swelling.  Great for puffy eyes!

How to Incorporate it in your Beauty Regime:

  • Apply 3-4 drops to your skin in the morning underneath your moisturizer.
  • Add to your moisturizer.
  • Apply one drop to each under eye bag.
  • Diffuse for a mood boost!
  • Rub on abdomen area for bloating relief.

Geranium has a floral scent.  To the untrained nose, it can smell like rose.  It mixes well with bergamot, lavender, lemon, rosemary and orange oil.

As you can see, Geranium oil is one of the most effective essential oils for skin concerns as well as health issues.  Once again, nature has delivered a far superior alternative to high dollar anti aging skin care products!

I buy my Geranium oil from Spark Naturals.  There is a wide variety in quality when it comes to essential oils.  If you would like more info on Spark Naturals, and why they are my oil company of choice, go HERE.


  1. Flow-yo-bean says:

    Thanks so much for the information! I can’t wait to try Geranium oil!

  2. Also if you feel a cold sore coming on put geranium on it and you will not get it!

  3. I have noticed that Geranium oil kind of… stinks! Maybe it is just me or my brand? I do have the NOW brand Geranium and I compared it to Aura Cacia and a few other expensive brands my local store carries and they all smell the same. Its not even close to a rose-like floral smell. Is this just me?!

    • Ashlynn-It’s got a really strong smell that’s really florally. That’s so not a word. Anyway-my mother hates it too. I haven’t smelled your brand but I add it to my facial oil on Etsy and because it’s so strong I add a very small amount and cut it with lavender. You’re not alone! But-saying that, it could have gone bad. Oils do go bad, not very often or quickly but I’ve had a lavender that literally smelled like a skunk.

  4. Just got geranium from Doterra and it smells so bad! I got it for acne scars so I will use it but Goodness gracious- its strong.

  5. Hi, i have saggy belly from pragnancy, could i tighten it with geranium?

    • Angie-Unfortunately it won’t. After pregnancy saggy belly just takes time to return to normal. Toning loose skin is impossible unless you visit a plastic surgeon for a tuck or laser. Don’t loose heart-it just takes a while to go back. After my 2nd daughter I was really saggy so I dug in with Jillian Michael’s six pack abs. I felt and looked so much better once my tummy was at least toned. As far as skin care-I would really make sure to nourish that skin. Continue with a belly serum or butter or even just a lotion daily. You could always add geranium into whatever you are using but I don’t hold out too much hope with geranium alone.

  6. i have loose skin when i walk it doesn’t look good my body is jelly like i don’t feel comfortable wearing skirt,will the geranium oil work and make it tight?

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