Geranium has been reported to reduce the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome and candidiasis (single-celled fungus). Improves immune system and is helpful as a stimulant for both lymphatic and circulatory systems.
Geranium is a great balancer, due to it being an adrenal cortex stimulant, and helps regulate moods. Great for women having trouble getting pregnant and for symptoms of menopause because of its ability to support hormone balance. It is one of the most useful essential oils to help eliminate cellulite. Geranium is often included in lymphatic drainage massage blends.
Menopause occurs for most women in their late forties and early fifties. Some women are relatively symptom-free, but many suffer from excessively heavy periods, hot flashes, depression and insomnia. Geranium is a hormonal balancer, while Rose tones and cleanses the uterus, and Cypress helps to relieve excessive menstrual flow. These oils can be used in massage, as well as in baths and as hot compresses over the abdomen
Geranium is effective in working with skin issues: Relieves inflammation, eczema, acne, burns, infected wounds, ringworm, lice, shingles and herpes blisters. Excellent for regeneration of skin cells and great for retarding the development of scar tissue so after burns or deep cuts use Geranium with Lavender to promote healing without scaring; great for our varicose vein blends and relief of broken capillaries.
Geranium is an insecticide, due to its terpene content, and is a very good mosquito repellent that will only improve the skin as opposed to irritate the surface like OTC repellents.
Geranium is excellent for dry cough – apply to outside of throat and inhale.
CAUTION: Geranium oil can lower your blood sugar level. Use it (internally) with caution if you have hypoglycemia or low blood sugar.
Great Homemade Blends using Geranium:
Scar Tissue Healing: 4 teaspoons of Fractionated Coconut Oil, Geranium 4 drops, Lavender 4 drops, Patchouli 3 drops, and White Fir 3 drops. Apply over area several times a day.
Hormone Help Inhalant: Geranium 3 drops, Rose 1 drop, and Fractionated Coconut 6 drops. Mix and soak wick in gently mixed solution and put in inhaler (purchase from aromatools.com).
Quick-Fix Anxiety Inhalant: Geranium 2 drops, Myrrh 2 drops, Ylang Ylang 2 drops, Frankincense 3 drops, and Vetiver 1 drop.
Menopause-Balancing Bath: Geranium 2 drops, Roman Chamomile 2 drops, Clary Sage 2 drops, Coriander 1 drop into 1⁄2 cup Epsom salts in bottom of dry bathtub. Add very hot water, stir until dissolved and then make comfortable to soak and inhale.
Cramp Relief Bath: Geranium oil 3 drops, Marjoram 2 drops, Ylang, Ylang 2 drops, Coriander 1 drop, and Rose 1 drop.
Cycle-Regulating Bath: Geranium 3 drops, Clary Sage 2 drops, Coriander 1 drop, Marjoram 1.
Varicose vein Bath: Geranium 2 drops, Cypress 2 drops, Lemon 2 drops, and Peppermint 1 drop.
Calming Diffuser Blend: Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Geranium, Clary Sage, and Ylang Ylang .
Cool Flash Spray: 8 ounces of distilled water, Geranium 2 drops, Clary Sage 2 drops, Patchouli 1 drop, and Peppermint 1 drop. Put the 1⁄4 teaspoon of Epsom salts in the spray bottle; add oils and then water, screw on spritzer (aromatools.com). Spritz yourself when you feel a hot flash coming on.
Cool-Down Compress Blend: Geranium 3 drops, Patchouli 3 drops, Wild Orange 4 drops, Roman Chamomile 6 drops, Clary Sage 6 drops, and Lavender 4 drops. Add 2 drops of the essential oils to a small glass bottle with 1⁄4 teaspoon of Epsom salts, then add 1 quart of cool water. Gently shake and soak a clean cloth in the water and apply it to your face, forehead, wrists, and back of your neck or other areas of your body (even soak your feet in water) to prevent or cool down hot flashes. Keep compress away from your eyes – will smart.
Cramp Soothing Compress: Geranium, Roman Chamomile, Helichrysum, Marjoram and Basil – 1 drop each—apply to abdomen.
Flow Minimizing Oil: Coconut oil 2 ounces, Geranium 4 drops, Cypress 6 drops, Frankincense 3 drops, Lime 1 drop. Shake gently and massage the blend frequently over your abdomen and low back, beginning if possible, before the onset of your period.
Energizing Body Oil Blend: 2 ounces of Fractionated Coconut Oil, Geranium 3 drops, Lemon 3 drops, Rosemary 3 drops, and Patchouli 1 drop.
Stimulating Blend that also increases Mental Clarity: Rosemary 10 drops, Lemon 10 drops, Geranium 10 drops, Coriander 5 drops, White Fir 4 drops, Clove 5 drops, and Basil 5 drops.
For Relief of a Restless and Distracted State of Mind: Geranium 2 drops and Frankincense 3 drops.
(remember to drink lots of water when detoxifying and deep cleansing with dōTERRA CPTG Essential oils): mix in to 4 Teaspoons of Fractionated Coconut Oil.
Detoxifying and stimulating:
Geranium 6 drops, Lemon 5 drops, and Peppermint 3 drops. OR
Geranium 4 drops, Rosemary 4 drops, and Patchouli 3 drops
Calming and Relaxing Massage Blends:
Geranium 3 drops, Wild Orange 5 drops, and Ylang Ylang 3 drops OR Geranium 2 drops, Lavender 5 drops, and Wild Orange 4 drops OR
Geranium 2 drops, White Fir 3 drops, Lavender 4 drops
Immune-Boosting Massage oil:
Fractionated Coconut Oil 4 teaspoons, Geranium 4 drops, Wild Orange 4 drops, Lemon 2 drops, White Fir 2 drops, Frankincense 2 drops, and Myrrh 1 drop.
Sore Throat Massage Oil:
Fractionated Coconut Oil 4 teaspoons, Geranium 3 drops, Eucalyptus 2 drops, Lavender 2 drops, Thyme 1 drop. Gently massage the mixture over your neck and throat to soothe throat and swollen glands.
Candida Immune-Boosting Body Oil:
4 Ounces of Coconut Oil, Geranium 4 drops, White Fir 6 drops, Frankincense 3 drops, Thyme 3 drops, Patchouli 2 drops, and Melaleuca 3 drops. Massage into skin several times a day – apply to bottoms of feet in the evening and put on thick cotton socks.
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