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Geranium Essential Oil (Pelargonium graveolens)

Geranium Essential Oil (Pelargonium graveolens)

Each essential oil has a specific frequency, a specificity for certain tissues or organs and for certain imbalances. Geranium essential oil is an extraordinarily important tool due to the fact that it is closely related to two of the most harmful fundamental wounds that have managed to hold  humanity back in terms of evolution in consciousness: shame and guilt.

However, this plant, also called rosehip, has many more properties and has been used for centuries for its hair and skin enrichment properties.

Influences Of Fragrance[1]

The smell of this flower is a strong smell, with mint and rose influences. It is the oil with the greatest power of emotional rebalancing. It helps in the release of negative memories, in the release of the past, raises the frequency of the spirit and strengthens the state of peace, well-being and hope.

It eliminates the mechanisms of self-destruction, is the oil of love and trust, releases suppressed pain, supports the restoration of a healthy relationship with the mother and the father, nourishes the inner child and restores the connection with the heart, where unconditional love is found.

It releases the baggage of the past and supports the soul in its transformation. It is useful for people who jump from one state to another, whose ambition interferes with sensitivity and spontaneous joy.

Medicinal Proprieties

The medicinal properties of Geranium essential oil are: antispasmodic, antioxidant, antitumoral, anti-inflammatory, hemostatic (can stop small bleedings), antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, supportive for the circulatory system (improves blood circulation and is a vascular tonic).

It is a stimulant for the liver and pancreas, it dilates the bile ducts to eliminate bile in detoxifying the liver. It is the essential oil specific to the spleen / pancreas meridian in traditional Chinese medicine.

It is an adjunct in the normalization of oily skin, revitalizes skin cells and gives shine to the hair.

It is also known as an anticonvulsant, antidepressant, rebalances the hormonal balance, stimulates the learning process and is also repellent (removes insects).


In medical imbalances:

  • liver disease (hepatitis, hepatic steatosis)
  • skin conditions (dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, acne, vitiligo, scars, burns, shingles, bruising, cellulite, insect bites)
  • inflammation (laryngitis, otitis) fungal, viral (herpes), bacterial infections
  • metabolic imbalances (diabetes, hypertension)
  • vascular disorders (varicose veins, hemorrhoids, capillary fragility, small hemorrhages)
  • imbalances of the female reproductive system (PMS – premenstrual syndrome, endometriosis, metrorrhagia, dysmenorrhea, menopause, low libido, infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome etc.).
  • imbalances in the nervous system (in small quantities it has a calming effect – relaxation, in large quantities it has a stimulating effect – learning, creation); It is also used in autism, neuritis
  • tumors

In emotional imbalances: depression, anxiety, stress; it has a relaxing effect and facilitates communication. It acts on the chakra of the sacral plexus, the solar plexus, the heart and the throat.

In revitalization and beautification: it is used to obtain a clean and healthy skin, and gives the hair shine and vitality[2].


  • concomitantly with oral contraceptives
  • in the first 6 months of pregnancy
  • in children under 6 years
  • avoid direct contact with eyes and mucous membranes

Technical Data[3]

Family: Geraniaceae

Plant origin: Egypt, India

Method of extraction: depends on the producer, usually by steam distillation of flowers and leaves

Active components: Citronellol (25-36%), Geraniol (10-28%), Citronellyl Formate (5-8%), Linalol (4-8%)


Aromatherapy: diffusion for one hour, 3 times a day or direct inhalation 3 times a day

Internal consumption: 1-3 drops in the drinks consumed during the day (structured water, fresh juices, chilled teas, etc.)

Topical application: apply locally 2-4 drops on the affected area, at the level of specific chakras or energy points. It does not require dilution, except for very sensitive skin. It can be used as a cosmetic ingredient in creams, lotions, massage oils, etc.

Blends: Geranium mixes well with all oils, but the most suitable combinations involve bergamot, lime, sage, lavender, cedar, basil, etc.

Suggested products: Geranium essential oil



[1] Uleiuri esențiale în viața mea, Dr. Mihaela Elvira Gherasim Tănase

[2] DoTerra

[3] Essential Oils – Eighth edition, Young Living