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Geranium Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Geranium Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Geranium Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Geranium Essential Oil Properties (Pelargonium graveolens)

Sweet, floral, fresh, calming scent.  A middle note with a stronger aroma, essential oils from the rose geranium usually have a softer scent with a rosy floral aroma.

  • 100% Pure, Concentrated, Undiluted
  • Therapeutic Quality
  • Steam Distilled from Leaves and Flowers
  • Country of Origin: Egypt

Geranium Essential Oil Packaged

Amber glass bottle with Euro dropper. Tamper proof safety seal. Shrink wrapped.

Geranium Essential Oil Background Information

The ancient Egyptians used Geranium essential oil to treat cancerous tumors, skin diseases and as a calming agent. Geranium was brought to Europe in the late 17th century.  Geranium became very popular during the Victorian age. Socialites of the Victorian age would use the oil in finger bowls and as a scented decoration on formal dinner tables. The potted plant was used as a centerpiece in the Victorian age.

Geranium essential oil was originally from South Africa. Today it is produced all around the world. However, the main producers are Egypt and Russia. The plant (shrub) grows up to three feet high. It has small, flowers and pointed serrated-edged leaves.

Native Americans drank a tea made from powdered Geranium roots for dysentery, hemorrhaging, and ulcers. Early American women regularly drank a tea made from the roots, which was thought to prevent pregnancy.

Geranium Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Geranium essential oil is an important oil known for its calming properties and ability to heal skin. Its use encourages beautiful, radiant skin. Geranium essential oil is a natural astringent which can deeply tone and soothe the skin. Using geranium essential oil can result in the healing of scarring on your skin or hyperpigmentation.* Geranium essential oil documented properties include anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, antispasmodic, antiseptic, antidepressant, sedative, and detoxifying.*

Geranium is a helpful aid for circulatory problems, skin conditions such as acne or oily skin, and PMS or menstrual problems.* It boosts the immune system and speeds up the healing process for cuts or lacerations.* Geranium is used to fade scars from wounds, boils, and spots.* Geranium essential oil aids the body in clotting of blood and it can be used to help stop a hemorrhage.* When used as a diuretic, it increases urination in the human body.*

See our references at the bottom of this page for additional information.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.

Geranium Essential Oil Uses and Benefits / Emotional Wellness Properties

Geranium helps emotional healing, opens heart to trust, forgiveness, tolerance. Helps heal grief, heavy hearts, abandonment and loss.

If using Geranium for emotional wellness, try using it with our free EFT Tapping scripts for Open Heart and Forgiveness which help release these emotional issues.

Geranium Essential Oil Uses and Benefits / Suggestions & Blends

Geranium essential oil blends well with essential oils of basil, bay laurel, bergamot, carrot seed, cassia, coriander, German chamomile, Roman chamomile, citronella, clary sage, cypress, fennel, ginger, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, lime, melissa, neroli, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, peppermint, tangerine, ravensara, rosemary, spikenard, ylang ylang.

Deodorant – geranium essential oil has a very nice smell and can be used as a deodorant. The floral-like smell lasts for hours.

Tonic – when used as a tonic, geranium essential oil promotes good health.

  • To remove pet odors, mix 10 drops of geranium essential oil, 10 drops of lavender and 6 drops of lemon
  • To calm the nerves and allow a restful sleep mix 10 drops of geranium with 10 drops of lavender and pour into a warm bath. If you want to treat skin at the same time, add ½ cup of aloe.
  • To use as a skin toner add 5 drops of geranium essential oil to 2 ounces of green tea. (5 drops lavender is optional)

Geranium Essential Oil Safety Tips

  • May interfere with diabetes medications. 
  • Geranium essential oil can affect certain hormone secretions.
  • It is not recommended to use the oil if you are pregnant.
  • For external use only.  See our Safety Information page for further details when using essential oils.

Geranium Oil Reviews

“This Geranium smells exactly as it should. It has the rich aroma with no other unwanted scent. I actually don’t like the smell of geranium but the qualities and usefulness require that I have this oil. I will write a review as soon as I use the oil.” –  S. Walker


Essential OilGeranium
Botanical NamePelargonium graveolens
SourceLeaves and flowers
Country of OriginEgypt
Method of DistillationSteam
Main ConstituentsCitronellol, Geraniol
CAS No.8000-46-2