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Geranium Oil - Get to Know the Geranium Plant’s Virtues

  • Besides for the fact that it smells nice, it has healing properties, balances the body and soul, treats skin issues and helps make scars disappear.
  • Geranium oil relaxes stiff muscles, helps relieve mosquito bites and can be used as a deodorant, bug repellent, sterilizer and as a diuretic.
  • Use geranium oil externally only, by dripping it into the bath or on sheets or furniture. You can also just sniff it.

The geranium plant is known for its pleasant fragrance and beautiful flowers it. But besides being one of Israel’s most popular ornamental plants, it is also known for its many medicinal properties. Read on to learn more.

You most certainly know about the geranium plant. It’s particularly popular in Israel and can be found on nearly every balcony and in every park, thanks to its easy growing conditions. But did you also know that it’s thought to be a natural mosquito repellent? And that the oil produced from this plant is one of those must-haves for your home?

The natural solutions and virtues produced from plants are among the best in the world - for us and for our families. Most of us are unaware of how many medicinal properties and virtues the plants around us contain. In this article, we’ll attempt to open your eyes to just a few things this wonderful plant can do.

How is geranium oil produced?

Geranium oil is produced from the geranium plant - its leaves, branches and flowers. This is done by steaming the plant, or heating it with a carrier oil.

The geranium plant hails from the Geraniaceae family, which has no less than 422 annual and perennial species. It grows around the world, but is particularly common in the Mediterranean region. This plant has flowers that blossom in white, pink, purple and blue.

9 species of geranium plants exist in Israel. The most common are the bourbon geranium, rose geranium and Egyptian geranium. It is a green, floral and wonderful plant that spreads its pleasant scent across distances. It also has many healing properties, to be outlined shortly.

Who is it suitable for?

Geranium oil is suitable for all skin types and is effective when used by people of all ages, from infants, through children and teenagers, to adults.

The benefits of geranium oil

Geranium oil has many healing properties. It balances the body and soul, naturally repels mosquitoes and lice, treats skin issues and more. Here are some of its known uses in alternative medicine:

  • Has antibacterial and antibiotic properties
  • Smells especially pleasant and can be used as a perfume
  • Balances hormones associated with menstruation and menopause
  • Balances the body and soul, calms, reduces anxiety and stress
  • Balances express sebum production from skin glands and is effective in treating oily and acne-prone skin
  • Treats other skin conditions: seborrhea, dermatitis, eczema, etc.
  • Helps banish scars
  • Relaxes tense muscles
  • Stops bleeding and is effective in sterilizing and anesthetizing
  • Cools, calms, moistens and balances
  • Naturally deodorizes
  • A diuretic
  • Repels bug (mosquitoes, lice, fleas, etc.)
  • Helps relieve mosquito bites and associated itchy skin

How to use geranium oil


Geranium oil is for external use only and can be used in a few ways: spreading, massaging, in the bath, dripping, and more. Here are some suggestions:

  • Bath: A bath with geranium oil can help with sleeplessness and calms the body and soul. Drip 2-3 drops into warm bath water.
  • Massage: Do not apply directly to the skin, but rather dilute geranium oil in a basic oil (like almond oil, olive oil or jojoba oil), and massage it into the body/face. One drop of geranium oil per teaspoon of basic oil.
  • Sterilization: To clean and sterilize the skin, or to heal wounds and relieve itchy, mosquito-bitten skin, you can sterilize the site with a cotton ball dipped in water with a drop of geranium oil. .
  • Sniffing: Sniffing the scent of geranium oil directly from the bottle raises your spirits.
  • Dripping/extermination: You can drip a few drops of geranium oil on your furniture and sheets. The scent will flood your home with a pleasant scent and, when used in conjunction with citronella oil, will also help repel mosquitoes.
  • Gargling: You can dilute 3 drops of geranium oil in a cup of water and gargle to relieve throat and tooth infections. Do now swallow the liquid!

Warning: Do not immerse yourself in an oil bath if you have high blood pressure, suffer from a heart condition, or are post surgery.

In conclusion, there are many wonderful solutions for us and our children within nature. Choose natural materials - you deserve the best!

 

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