What is Geranium Essential Oil? (Pelargonium graveolens)
The South African native plant Geranium belongs to the Geraniaceae family. It has a fresh, earthy, fruity, and floral aroma. It grows mainly in the temperate regions and the eastern Mediterranean region. The essential Geranium is extracted using Steam distillation and solvent extraction methods. The matured part of the leaves is used for the extraction purpose. They grow up to 5 feet tall. They are uniquely used in medical treatments and healing purposes.
Extraction of Geranium essential oil
The Geranium oil is extracted from the matured leaves and flowers of the Geranium. The collected flowers and leaves are left to wilt for 2 - 3 days before oil production. They are cut into small pieces and prepared for the extraction of oil on the same day.
The full-bloomed flowers stems, and leaves extract this oil. The germinated and harvested plants are washed and dried. Then they are placed in the tray of the distillation apparatus setup. The temperature is turned on and when it reaches an extent. The steam is passed on the tray, and the oil remains, and some of the water evaporates.
The other method of oil production from Geranium leaves is Solvent Extraction. The popular and modern method of oil extraction is called solvent extraction. It is also called a liquid extraction or leaching method. Solvent extraction is done by adding the solvent hexane and ethanol to the leaf, flower, and stem for oil extraction.
The next possible extraction method is cold pressing; the harvested and washed parts of the plant are placed in the vat for manual or mechanical pressing. After this, the oil steeps out and is collected in the tray.
Component Breakdown of Geranium Essential Oil
Citronellol, the prime component, has insect-repellent properties and a rose-like aroma. Geraniol, the secondary component, possesses antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. Linalool terpene has calming, sedative, and soothing properties. Methone, the minor component, provides a minty scent. Pinene provides antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Contemporary uses of Geranium Essential Oil
The South African native plant geranium was brought into Egypt in the 17th Century. The scent of Geranium was used in Parlours and window sills to experience its exotic benefit through its smell in the Victorian era. It has the properties of insect repellent, stopping it from further infections in us. Later, it is used in healing, soaps, massage oils, hair care, skin care, aromatherapy, insect repellents, diffusers, air sprays, perfumes, incense, candles, inhalers, etc.
Benefits of Geranium Essential Oil
The Geranium essential oil or the incense of Java has bewildering benefits for the spirit, mind, and body. It has high properties and healing, connects with the Root chakra, and enhances high body functioning.
Aromatherapy and Spiritual Benefits
The practice of using essential oils in hospitals, ayurvedic centers, and spas to treat muscle sores, aches, joint pains, cramps, menstrual issues, and skin and hair-related issues. It not only regulates body functioning but also soothes our minds and relieves our stress and anxiety. The bewildering benefits of this versatile oil have the important feature of its mind-blowing floral, fruitful, sweet, and rich aroma, calming our mind and indulging our active participation.
Artificial soaps are highly allergic to children and adults with sensitive skin. It causes skin damage, allergies, rashes, acne, psoriasis, dryness, itching, etc. the fragrances used in the soap and its base are artificial. The artificial fragrances result in respiratory-related issues and lead to a disturbance in mental health. The chemical and other reactants used might cause cancer in our bodies.
It has relaxing properties and helps to enhance mood and focus. It also balances hormones and acts as an insect repellent. It eliminates or destroys air-borne diseases. It reduces depression, stress, and anxiety. The atmosphere is also filled with the aroma and the enduring fragrance. Respiratory issues, congestion, and nasal issues have also been cured by using this versatile oil through a diffuser.
Using geranium oil for massage helps to retain painless joints and muscles through its endeavouring medicinal properties. The oil can be diluted and heated for massaging. The fragrance makes our brain cells active and helps in active concentration and mental clarity. It promotes peace and better sleep. It also helps to recover from menstrual disorders.
We can use this oil for our daily skincare. Mixing a few drops of carrier oil and this essential oil for facial massage is recommended. It can also be diluted or used in any skin formulation, such as foundation, moisturizer, sunscreen, body lotion, etc. It helps to control oil secretion on your face and reduces the acne and the depth of scars while using it regularly.
The Geranium essential oil can be diluted with other carrier oils for your hair care routine. You can use it as your hair oil, hair serum, or hair conditioner to experience its aroma with effective blood circulation on the scalp, dense hair growth, strong hair, and repair of damaged hair. You can use it even for head massaging by diluting it with other carrier oil. It relaxes your nerves and makes your mind refreshing.
Air sprays and perfumes
Geranium oil can be added as an additive in perfume and air spray notes to add fragrance. Spraying helps to enhance mood and keeps us and our ambience refreshed. The body sweats would not be smelly as it will merge with this essential oil.
You can buy air fresheners and perfumes made with oil or prepare them on your own for better transparency.
Incense and candles
Geranium oil can be added with a few drops on the incense base and candles. The additional fragrance oil or the other blending oils can be added to its scent. The fragrance enhances spirituality, proper focus, and understanding. It reaches the respiratory system and cures related issues.
The anti-fungal properties help to reduce infections and wounds. The Anti-inflammatory effects reduce inflammation, asthma, arthritis, etc. The antimicrobial and antibacterial property helps to reduce bacterial infections caused by bacteria, virus, and fungi. The antioxidant properties help clear the dead cells, stimulate the dull cells, and neutralize the body.
Blends Well With
It blends well with citrus, spicy, floral, and fresh wood oils. Chamomile, clary sage, palmarosa, cypress, grapefruit, ginger, juniper berry, jasmine, lemon, mandarin, neroli, Bergamot, patchouli, clove, peppermint, sandalwood, rose, rosemary, and ylang ylang.
||Pale Yellow Color
||Floral, Rich, Sweet, and Slightly Fruity
||Citronellol (33.07%), Geraniol (15.15%)
Geranium Essential Oil for Pets
This oil is safe for dogs and cats for external uses. Firstly this oil should be diluted properly and applied to the hair and skin of your pets. It should not be applied on sensitive areas such as the eyes, nose, mucus membranes, ears, and genital areas. Some species and breeds have different physiology and internal structure. Ingestion should be avoided for pets; if you wish to feed it, you can consult a veterinarian before giving it.
Don't use it on repaired or damaged skin to avoid further infections—excessive doses of essential oil risk human life. Never allow children and old adults to use it without other consent. Please keep it away from children and store it at a cool or normal room temperature. Avoid using it for pregnant women without doctors' consent. Should not use undiluted; dilute it with other carrier oils before using.
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