Geranium Essential Oil Uses & Benefits

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Geranium essential oil is often referred to as the poor man’s rose. Its use dates back to ancient Egypt when Egyptians used Geranium oil to beautify their skin. The benefits for skin and hair make it great for adding to your face lotion or conditioner.

It’s also commonly used in the perfume industry. However, my favorite use is for the occasional stinging, skin irritation that often comes postpartum. It provides an almost immediate cooling, soothing relief. Keep it in your bathroom ? Check out more uses below.


Practical uses for Geranium essential oil:

  • Combine with Fractionated Coconut Oil to give your partner a sensual massage.
  • Apply directly to skin or enjoy an aromatherapy steam facial to beautify skin.
  • Apply to skin after a shower for a smoothing effect.
  • Add a few drops to your shampoo or conditioner for a healthy, vibrant glow.
  • Apply under your arms after a sweaty workout or a day in the sun.
  • Place one drop in the palm of your hands, rub hands together, and cup over nose and mouth and breathe slowly for a calming, grounding effect.
  • Add to your next DIY potpourri.
  • Naturally repels insects

Emotionally, Geranium Essential Oil is The Oil of Love & Trust.  When there  has been a loss of trust in relationships, geranium encourages emotional honesty, love and forgiveness.

Geranium essential oil is also found in the Women’s monthly blend and the detoxification blend.

— IMPORTANT NOTES — Essential Oil Quality: The essential oil industry is not a regulated industry which means it’s difficult to know which brands you can trust to be truly 100% pure therapeutic grade and safe for your whole family. I did my research to find a brand I can trust. If you want to learn about the brand I personally use or order essential oils for your home, please email I’d love to support you in your oil journey. 

Disclaimer: Essential oils are powerful and should be used with proper care and guidance. Reach out to me for recommended resources on essential oil usage. Always remember I’m not a doctor or medical professional. The content on this site is meant for education and entertainment and should not be taken as medical advice. As always, please take responsibility for your health by doing research and possibly consulting a medical professional.

Shana Bresnahan
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