ROSE GERANIUM

ROSE GERANIUM

Pelargonium graveolens var. roseum. 

HISTORY OF ROSE GERANIUM OIL

Native to South Africa, Pelargoniums were known for soothing effects on the skin.  They were used in remedies for burns and other topical ailments, used to soothe respiratory ailments, such as coughs and tuberculosis, as well as gastritis and dysentery.  Pelargoniums eventually came to be used as flavoring agents in culinary applications. The Rose Geranium also became a popular ingredient in cosmetics as well as perfumery.

ROSE GERANIUM OIL

Rose Geranium Oil works as an anti-inflammatory and anti-septic agent. It is reputed to enhance circulation, soothe symptoms of menstruation and menopause, reduce blood pressure and pain, and boost immunity health.

Rose Geranium oil is used to treat acne, reduce inflammation, alleviate anxiety and balance hormones. This sweet-smelling oil can also uplift your mood, lessen fatigue and promote emotional wellness.

EXTRACTION

Rose Geranium oil is extracted from the leaves of the plant through a steam distillation process. 

APPLICATION

Rose Geranium essential oil can be applied topically, as a compress, in the bath, through direct inhalation, or used with a diffuser.  Use two drops rose geranium in direct palm inhalation to uplift the mood and spirit.  A dd several drops to facial creams to care for clogged pores and oily skin.

AROMATHERAPY USES

Used in aromatherapy applications, Rose Geranium Essential Oil reduces feelings of stress, anxiety, sadness, fatigue, and tension, enhances concentration, improves cognitive function, and balances the emotions as well as the hormones.

CAUTION

Reports of Rose Geranium side effects are very rare and not well documented. Most experts caution against using geranium oil if you are pregnant or nursing, when it is always best to be cautious.



BEFORE GETTING STARTED

Before getting started,  there are a few basics to remember when working with essential oils:

When applying oils topically, always use a carrier oil.  These are oils used to dilute essential oils, like olive, coconut or avocado oil.

Always do a patch test before applying anything to larger areas of your skin.

Many essential oils are toxic and shouldn’t be taken by mouth unless under the specific care of a healthcare professional.

Buy 100% pure essential oils. There are a variety of perfumed oils that don’t contain the same benefits.

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