Geranium oil is a beauty care product that was used by Egyptians to promote radiant and beautiful skin. However, it is also well known as an essential oil used in aromatherapy and holistic healthcare for both physical and mental/emotional ailments.
Geranium oil is derived from stems and leaves of the geranium plant through a steam distillation process. The oil is mainly comprised of myrcene, menthone, geranyl acetate, alpha pinene, limonene, linalool, citronellol, geranyl butytrate, and geraniol.
How to Benefit Your Beauty Routine with Geranium
Geranium oil impacts health and beauty products in a number of ways. Simply smelling or inhaling the oil can have profound therapeutic effects or direct application to your skin can make visible improvements.
Geranium oil is known to:
- Relieve stress
- Minimize inflammation
- Alleviate the side effects of menopause
- Improve dental health
- Balance hormones
- Benefit skin, hair, and nails
When it comes to using Geranium as a beauty product, you can expect it to reduce wrinkles, tone muscles, fight infections on wounds, heal wounds, deodorize, reduce inflammation, and repel insects. Thanks to these benefits, you can effectively use Geranium oil in numerous homemade products. Lotions, creams, facial cleansers, hair conditioner, toothpaste, insect repellent (that doesn’t smell like citronella), and deodorant. Instead of making a specific insect repellent, you can simply add Geranium to your daily moisturizer and enjoy the bug repelling effects!