Geraniums are small red flowers commonly used in garlands in India, popular for their bright colour and pleasant aroma. However, the uses of this flower extend far beyond its aesthetic. Geraniums possess significant youth preserving properties because of which we added it to our dream deck of ingredients and eventually to our Eternal Youth Rejuvenating Serum and Phytonutrient Moisturiser.
What is geranium oil?
Extracted from the leaves and stem of the plant, geranium essential oil is native to South Africa and is a common ingredient in aromatherapy. Scientifically known as the Pelargonium odoratissimum, this beautiful plant is also called the “poor man’s rose” because of its distinct scarlet colour and it can be used in a multitude of ways. It is a known and popular component of aromatherapy and has a therapeutic effect on the body: it has a pleasant flowery scent and is used by some to treat cancerous tumours!
Geranium oil is famous for its healing properties, and, naturally, these apply largely to the skin, which promotes its use in a number of skin products, including our very own Eternal Youth Series of Products.
- Anti-aging effects: As the name of the serum suggests, geranium oil helps tone skin muscles and keeps the skin looking youthful.
- Heals wounds: Geranium oil has antibacterial properties which help to heal wounds and rashes on the skin.
- Exfoliates skin: Application of geranium oil on the skin promotes the growth of new cells and so it acts as a natural exfoliator.
- Treats acne: Geranium oil is a natural cicatrizant and helps remove acne scars and other blemishes.
- Cleanses skin: Geranium oil acts as a natural cleanser for the skin and is the perfect remedy for dry skin.
- Acts as a natural perfume: This oil is popular for its fresh, flowery smell and just a few drops can keep you smelling fresh all day!
Properties of geranium oil: Geranium oil contains citronellal, which largely contributes to its natural ability to repel insects. It also contains geraniol, nerol, isomenthone, ketones, limonene, and linalool. It is non-toxic in nature and has many therapeutic, astringent, antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, cicatrisant, and cytophylactic properties.
Geranium oil truly is a super-oil that can be used to calm our body’s organs as well as the mind. It is a popular aromatic used in aromatherapy, acting as a natural deodorant. Its pleasing smell helps soothe the mind and so it is a helpful and useful ingredient used to treat anxiety and depression. Commonly used in massages and oil baths, this oil shows visible signs of reducing restlessness. Geranium oil can also be used to restore the natural balance of hormones in the body, and it is especially useful for women in the post-menstrual stage and those experiencing puberty.
Due to its astringent property, the oil helps strengthen the gums, blood vessels, and tissues. It helps prevent bacterial infections, speeds up the healing of wounds, and even helps in detoxing the body. It is useful in treating various kinds of skin disorders and also does a great deal in the area of hair care. Application of the oil to the scalp helps strengthen roots of the hair and is used for both dry and oily hair. It helps get rice of head lice and can even be used as a natural conditioner.
Geranium oil is also a highly effective insect repellent and also blends well with other oils like basil, rosemary, grapefruit, and jasmine.
Geranium oil in Ayurveda:
Used as early as the 17th century, geranium oil has always been known as an effective method of healing, used frequently on cuts, wounds, rashes, and burns. It has also proven to produce miraculous effects in terms of reduces mental strain, controlling the balance of the three doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.
With near-magical remedial effects on our body and spirit, geranium oil truly is a godsend, and, better yet, it’s completely natural! It truly is the essential oil of dreams, promoting mental and internal body health spectacularly and it’s no wonder it’s used in so many products. We’d recommend you buy the Eternal Youth Rejuvenating Serum containing this magical oil to heal all your skin concerns within a mere few weeks!