Whilst I’m away this summer I managed to get hold of some sweet smelling geranium oil, the smell is just so good I love putting in on my body, especially my feet before I fall asleep. Everyone kept coming in my room as it smelt so good, ‘first time for everything!’
I know what you might be thinking- how do you put a flower on your feet? Well let me tell you how it works…
Geranium oil is commonly used as an element in aromatherapy for its many health benefits. It’s used as a holistic treatment to improve your physical, mental and emotional health.
Used by the Egyptians for promoting beautiful and radiant skin, geranium oil is now used to treat acne, reduce inflammation, alleviate anxiety and balance hormones. This sweet-smelling oil can also uplift your mood, lessen fatigue and promote emotional wellness.
I’m going to share with you my top 3 uses and wonders from geranium oil.
1. Skin Enhancer
With its antibacterial and soothing anti-inflammatory properties, geranium oil can really boost skin health. Geranium oil can help in the treatment of acne, dermatitis and skin diseases. And we always get surprised at what the sun can bring out on our skin. Are you wondering, “Can I use geranium oil directly on skin?” To be on the safe side, it’s best to dilute geranium oil with a carrier oil or like I’ve done a neutral non-fragranced moisturiser. (Follow the dosage below to use with a carrier oil or cream.)
For geranium oil acne use or other skin use, try mixing a teaspoon of coconut oil with five drops of geranium oil, then rub the mixture onto the infected area twice a day until you see results. You can also add two drops of geranium oil to your daily face or body wash.
2. Insect Repellent and Bug Bite Healer
We all experience a certain amount of midges, mozzies and just annoying bugs when summer is here. So why not use much kinda sprays and ointments on your body to keep them away. Geranium oil is commonly used in natural bug repellents since its known to keep mosquitoes and other insects away.
To make your own bug repellant, mix geranium oil with water and spray it on your body – this is much safer than sprays that are filled with chemicals. You can also add geranium oil to my homemade bug spray recipe in place of or in addition to the other essential oils listed. More on this in my next blog.
3. Natural Deodorant
Summer means heat, heat means sweaty bodies, sweat leads to smell! And usually not such a good one. Geranium oil is a circulatory oil, which means that it exits the body through perspiration. Now your sweat will smell like flowers! Because geranium oil has antibacterial properties, it aids in eliminating bodily odors and can be used as a natural deodorant.
The rose-like smell of geranium oil is a perfect way to keep you smelling fresh every day. For your next great natural deodorant add five drops of geranium oil to a spray bottle and mix it with five tablespoons of water; this is a natural and beneficial perfume that you can use every day.
Geranium can be used for so much more but these three uses really relate to the summer months.
What would you like to hear more about in relation to essential oils?
Perhaps how to make you own laundry detergent, how to make soaps and deodorants? What essential oils you can drink? I would love to hear from you and what you want to read more about.
Stay tuned in for the homemade bug spray coming up in the next week’s blog!