Geranium Oil



Geranium oil can be used to help in the treatment of acne, bruises, burns, cuts, dermatitis, eczema, hemorrhoids, lice, as a mosquito repellant, ulcers, breast engorgement, edema, poor circulation, sore throat, tonsillitis, PMS, menopausal problems, stress and neuralgia.

Improves skin Conditions

Mix a few drops of geranium essential oil with about half a cup of distilled water to help with skin conditions such as dry or oily skin. It's especially fantastic if you have combination skin, or skin that's oily in patches and dry in others.  This is also helpful with burns, frostbite and acne. It has antiseptic properties so not only does it help heal, but it prevents infection.  Will also help scars and other marks on the skin to fade.

It can also be mixed in a base oil for self massage.  I use olive oil with sesame oil, apricot kernel oil or walnut oil for a full body hydrator two times per week.

Reduces Cellulite

Some aromatherapy experts have found that when geranium oil is mixed with a massage oil and rubbed into cellulite that it decreases the puckering look.

Fights Depression

Like many essential oils, geranium can fight day-to-day depression. Release a few drops through a diffuser, or put a few drops onto a piece of cotton, hold it close to the nose, close your eyes and breathe deeply. Or use in the bath or in a massage base oil.

Balances Hormones

Geranium essential oil balances female hormone imbalances; this is why it's used to treat PMS symptoms, menopause symptoms, menstrual cramps and sore breasts.  Release a drop onto a cotton ball and inhale deeply. For menstrual cramps and sore breasts, try adding a few drops to a massage oil and massage into the affected areas. If a massage is too painful, add a drop of geranium oil to a warm compress and cover the area to relieve the symptoms.


This uplifting oil has a great all-over balancing effect on the mind and this uplifting property also extends to the effect it has on the skin. It helps to sort out emotions - where it helps to relieve feelings of stress and anxiety, and also works on the adrenal cortex, which has a balancing effect on the hormone system.  Geranium is a middle note.