Uses and benefits of Geranium Essential Oil

Benefits of Geranium Essential oil

Geranium Essential Oil has a gentle but powerful floral aroma.

It has many uses and benefits but is best known for being great for the skin, especially the skin on the face, and for balancing hormones.

It is very good for  menopausal women as well as being good for lifting low mood.

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Balances the skin

Geranium essential oil balances the skin and is good for all skin types. It helps improve circulation, aids recovery time from bruises, calms eczema and prevents chill blains.

It is great for treating dermatitis as it has anti-inflammatory properties. It is also good for tightening loose skin and preventing skin from sagging. It is often found in beauty products for mature skin for this reason.

Helps the lymphatic/ circulatory system

Geranium essential oil has an enlivening effect on the circulatory system and reduces odema and cellulite by assisting the lymphatic system to work more effectively.

It also helps eliminate toxins from the kidneys and liver and may also help people with addictions.

Helps the nervous system

It helps the nervous system by lifting the spirits, reducing anxiety, calming stress and rebalancing the mind. If you are feeling frazzled and in need of a bit of a boost, geranium essential oil can be exactly what you need. 

Assists the endocrine and reproductive system.

It helps to regulate PMT , can have a cooling and calming effect during menopause and is thought to reduce heavy periods. It also assists the adrenal glands to work effectively.

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Best Ways to use Geranium Essential Oil


In a diffuser

Add 4-6 drops of geranium essential oil into a diffuser with the recommended amount of water and diffuse intermittently throughout the day.

As a bath oil for adults

Add up to 10 drops of essential oil in 30 ml of carrier oil or full fat milk and swish into the bath. Just watch out as the bath may become a bit slippery.

As a massage oil blend for adults

Add 5 drops of geranium essential oil and 5 drops of sweet orange essential oil into 30 ml of carrier oil like sweet almond or of sunflower oil and mix well. Use for massage.

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Geranium Essential oil – things to consider

Do NOT use with homeopathic remedies as this may cause them to stop working

Geranium Essential oil may NOT be safe to be used during pregnancy due to its balancing effect on hormones

May interact with anti-diabetic medications

Can cause sensitivity with some skins. If hypersensitive do a patch test first to check

Geranium essential oil can lower blood sugar levels so always have a biscuit or snack and carton of orange juice to hand to boost blood sugars if necessary.

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Essential oils that blend well with Geranium Essential oil include:

  • Cypress
  • Cedarwood
  • Lavender
  • Rosemary
  • Ylang Ylang
  • Chamomile
  • Rosewood
  • Citronella
  • Clary Sage
  • Grapefruit
  • Jasmine
  • Lime
  • Neroli
  • Orange
  • Petitgrain
  • Rose
  • Rosemary
  • Sandalwood
  • Cardamom

Where to buy Geranium Essential Oil (I will get a small amount of commission if you purchase via this link)


Sarah Cooper
Sarah Cooper

I am a Reflexologist, Reiki Master Practitioner and Writer from Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire. I love writing about Health and Wellbeing, Mind Body Spirit and Reflexology. When I’m not at work, you can find me in the kitchen cooking up a storm!

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