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Geranium - (Pelargonium Graveolens) back

Although there are more than 200 species of this shrub, only a few are cultivated for the production of essential oils Pelargonium graveolens being one of the most common, is exclusively cultivated for it's oil. Geranium originated from South Africa, and is one of the most important oil in Aromatherapy

The essential oil: The oil is steam distilled from the aromatic green parts, especially the leaves. The oil is fairly colourless, although there is a tinge of green. The principal constituents are Geraniol (75%), borneol, citronellol, linalool, terpenes.

Properties: Antispasmodic, relaxing
Tonic, tonic astringent, hemostatic
Stimulates blood and lymphatic circulation
Stimulates liver and pancreatic functions
Anti-infective, antibacterial, antifungal

Wounds, cuts, ulcers, stretch marks (prevention)
Hemorrhoids, Pruritus hemorrhoidal
Fungal skin, vagina, digestive
Colitis deficiencies in hepato-pancreatic function
Rheumatism osteoarticular
Superinfected Acne

External Use:Massage on the solar plexus, neck and thorax (10 to 20 drops) or apply locally for skin and rheumatic pain.
For deep fatigue, massage 3 drops (diluted in vegetable oil) along the spine.
Diffusion as a mosquito repellent.
Disinfectant for acne.

Synergies: Thinning: Lemon, Juniper Berry, Cedarwood
Diffusion : Lavender EO, Palmarosa EO, Eucalyptus EO
Acne: 5 drops Geranium EO + 10 drops Carrot EO + 10 drops Palmarosa EO + 5 drops Tea tree EO + 2 tablespoon Sweet Almond Oil: (to mix thoroughly before each application). Pour 3 to 4 drops of the mixture in the palm of your hand and gently apply the mixture. Leave for 5 to 10 minutes then wipe with a soft cloth and clean.

Specialties: Not Recommended in the first 3 months of pregnancy

Caution: Keep out of reach of children. Some oils are prohibited to pregnant women and children. Keep away from flame.