All essential oils are pretty wonderful and magic in my opinion, but this week’s feature is one of my absolute favorites. I personally think this is the single most important essential oil for every woman to have because of its great healing properties for the skin, hormones and the reproductive system.
Rose Geranium (Pelargonium roseum) has a broad range of uses and a beautiful and complex sweet fragrance of roses and citrus. It is very cooling, anti-inflammatory and uplifting, a wonderful oil to have handy for the dog-days of summer (a hydrosol spritz is a lovely way to garner the benefits of this plant – so good for the skin!).
This astringent and antimicrobial essential oil is very balancing for the hormones and can reduce PMS symptoms as well as menopausal hot flashes. It supports the adrenal cortex to actually balance hormones. Adding a few drops of Rose Geranium into a warm bath is a wonderful way to soothe your body and relax during your cycle. It promotes healthy detoxification and gently reduces water retention in the body.
For the skin, this oil is beneficial in healing acne, eczema, cellulite, dermatitis, psoriasis and a plethora of other issues. It can balance sebaceous gland secretion, encourage lymphatic and blood drainage and help heal wounds. Try adding a few drops of Rose Geranium into a carrier oil like almond or jojoba oil for topical application. Add a few drops to a natural facial cream to reduce clogged pores and oily skin. It can even be added to shampoo to treat dandruff and head lice.
Rose Geranium is soothing on the nerves and very useful in treating jet lag or other imbalances brought about by travel or stress. Its rosy feminine fragrance is very uplifting and comforting. It conveys a feeling of calm strength, security and peace. Because of this, it is a premier healing oil for treating anxiety, depression, mood swings and frustration. Rose Geranium promotes feelings of sensuality and receptivity.
Among its many other uses, Rose Geranium is a natural insect repellant.
I adore this oil and use it all the time on my skin. I also like to just put a few drops in my palms to inhale the scent for a good pick-me-up.
Have you ever used Rose Geranium essential oil before?
How do you like to incorporate essential oils into your health, home and beauty routine?