pink geranium flowers

Use for Skin Care, Fungal Infections, Repelling insects, Hormone Balance, Mood Enhancing, Relaxing Muscles

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  1. BOTANICAL NAME Pelargonium x asperum
  3. PARTS USED Leaves
  4. EXTRACTION METHOD Steam distilled
  5. COLOR Pale yellow to greenish yellow
  7. AROMA Minty-rosy odor
  1. Skin Care Minimizes the look of wrinkles by slowing down the effects of aging and moisturizing dry complexions. Has antibacterial properties that help balance sebum and reduce acne. Also helps with eczema, psoriasis and rosacea.
  2. Anti-Fungal Works to fight off fungal infections such as athlete’s foot and ringworm.
  3. Insect Repellent Geranium is a natural bug repellent that also acts as a healing agent on insect bites.
  4. Balance Hormones Geranium is known to decrease physical and mental symptoms associated with PMS. Aromatherapy massages with geranium can help improve hot flashes, depression and pain in menopausal women.
  5. Mood Enhancer Studies show geranium essential oil can reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety to help lift your mood.
  6. Blood Pressure Geranium is known to help lower blood pressure and reduce heart rate.
  7. Muscle Relaxer Geranium can be used to help relax tight, contracting muscles.

The History of Geraniums

Geranium essential oil production was established initially in the early 19th century around Grasse in the South of France. Geranium essential oil production now centers predominantly around Upper Egypt, the Yunnan province of China and to a lesser extent in the Western Cape and surrounding provinces of South Africa, Morocco and India. Harvest is carried out on hot, dry days as harvesting wet plants too soon after rain or on humid days leads to poor oil recovery during distillation.

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PRECAUTIONS Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. If pregnant or lactating, consult your healthcare practitioner before using. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test before using.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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  5. Orchard, Ané, and Sandy van Vuuren. “Commercial Essential Oils as Potential Antimicrobials to Treat Skin Diseases.”  Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM  vol. 2017 (2017): 4517971.
  6. Rashidi Fakari, Fahimeh et al. “Effect of Inhalation of Aroma of Geranium Essence on Anxiety and Physiological Parameters during First Stage of Labor in Nulliparous Women: a Randomized Clinical Trial.”  Journal of caring sciences  vol. 4, 2 (2015): 135-41. doi:  10.15171/jcs.2015.014
  7. Tabanca, Nurhayat et al. “Bioactivity-Guided Investigation of Geranium Essential Oils as Natural Tick Repellents.” Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry  vol. 61, 17 (2013): 4101-4107.