Some of the health benefits of geranium essential oil can be linked to its properties as an astringent, hemostatic, cicatrizant, cythophylactic, diuretic, deodorant, styptic, tonic, vermifuge and a vulnerary agent. Furthermore, it’s widely used as an element in aromatherapy sessions for its health benefits, including its capabilities to aid in skin care, balancing your hormones, relieving both stress and depression, lower inflammation and irritation. It also helps alleviate the effects of menopause, improve blood circulation, dental health benefits, kidney health and helps lower blood pressure.
Both the antioxidant and anticancer activities of geranium essential oil may be associated with the major contents of said essential oil — citronellol and transgeraniol. Geranium essential oil is more effective on the NB4 cell line than the HL-60 cell line. Citronellol and transgeraniol are both oil soluble compounds found in geranium which showed active inhibition of the nchorage-independent growth of both MIA and PaCa2 pancreatic tumor cells.
When it comes to its anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties, research has showed that rose geranium (Pelagonium graveolens, Geraniaceae) possesses both of these properties. In addition, geranium is shown to help promote wound healing. Extracts of geranium can help improve the immune cell count in cancer patients who are undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy to prevent leucopenia and the immune impairment that usually happens during therapy.
This property is nearly synonymous with hemostatis, with just a slight difference. Being styptic means being a hemostatic owing to astringent properties. A styptic, just like Geranium oil, can cause the blood vessels to contract and thus slow down or stop the flow of blood. This can be a problem for some people with high blood pressure and risk of cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis, heart attacks and stroke.
For Cold Sores:
Essential Oil Applications:
For cold sores, place a single drop on a cotton swab and dab it on the affected area.
For frostbite, massage the affected area with approximately 5 drops of essential oil.
To help balance your overall mood
- place at most 3 drops in a diffuser
- or place it on a cotton ball or handkerchief and inhale deeply 2-3 times.
Relieve headache, premenstrual syndrome, stress and tension
- take a bath made with 8-10 drops of oil will help
Cellulite, premenstrual syndrome and menopause
- mix at most 20 drops in 1 ounce of carrier oil and massage it on the body.
- for cellulite: massage it on affected areas
- for premenstrual syndrome and menopause: massage on abdomen and back, paying extra attention to the lower back area.
- use at least 5 drops in a diffuser
- it can also be fused with citronella for a stronger repellent.
Stress and tension that interferes with a good night’s rest
- place at least 4 drops on tissue or cotton ball and place it inside your pillow case.
Skin problems (i.e. acne, athlete’s food, chillblains, dandruff, eczema, etc.)
- place at most 3 drops on a cotton ball and dab it on the affected area.
Relieves stress and tension
- use 2-3 drops in a diffuser or lamp ring
- can also use 2-3 drops in a single ounce of carrier oil for a relaxing massage
- use at least 5 drops in a vaporizer
Sore throat and tonsillitis
- use 2-5 drops ion a steam inhalation
- use 8-10 drops of oil in a bath or use 2-3 drops in a diffuser or lamp ring to help balance your mood, place 2-3 drops in a diffuser, or place on a cotton ball or handkerchief and inhale deeply 2-3 times.
A bath made with 8-10 drops of oil wil help relieve headache, premenstrual syndrome, stress and tension.
For cellulite, premenstrual syndrome, and menopause, mix at least 20 drops in 1 ounce of carrier oil and massage it on the body. For cellulite, massage it on the affected region of the body. For premenstrual syndrome and menopause, massage on abdomen and back, paying close attention to the lower back region.
As a mosquito repellent, use 5 drops in a diffuser. Can also be mixed with citronella for a stronger repellent.
For stress and tension that interfere with a good night’s rest, place 4 drops on tissue or cotton ball and place it inside the pillow case.
For skin problems (i.e. athlete’s food, chillblains, dandruff, eczema, etc.), place at least 2-3 drops in 1 ounce of carrier oil for a relaxing massage.
For respiratory problems, use 5 drops in a vaporizer.
To relieve a sore throat and to help ward off tonsillitis, use 2-5 drops in a steam inhalation.
As an aphrodisiac, use 8-10 drops of oil in a bath or use 2-3 drops in a diffuser or lamp ring.
Rose geranium oil is most often used in aromatherapy to help ward off the symptoms of stess, anxiety and even depression. It has an uplifting aroma that help enhances the mood. Whenever you feel the need, you can try inhaling rose geranium oil either by diffusing it or applying it on your hands directly. You also have the option to massage a drop or two into your neck and temples whenever you’re feeling especially anxious or stressed.
For High Blood Pressure:
Geranium leaf oil is widely used as an element in aromatherapy for its many health benefits, including its ability to balance out hormones, ease stress and depression, lower inflammation and irritation, improve the health of your skin, alleviate the effects of menopause, help improve circulation, benefit dental health, improve kidney health, and lower blood pressure.